About Devoted & Disgruntled

Devoted & Disgruntled is a nationwide conversation about theatre and the performing arts, run by theatre company Improbable.

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Run by theatre company Improbable, Devoted & Disgruntled is an ongoing conversation using Open Space Technology, giving theatre and performing arts practitioners the space and time they need to create positive change. 

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  • Pop-up Politics: permeability, place, audienceship + political forms

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  • Political Lobbying as Creative Activism

    Frances Rifkin came over and the conversation turned to how we can develop political engagement at grass roots level. We discussed the issue that often the people who's issues are most urgent find it most difficult to have political inflence. We need to find ways to develop and amplify the voices of the oppressed. Read more

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    I am co-organising a festival to celebrate and share tactics for making art that acts as a tool for facilitating grassroots activism and political change. It's especially interested (but not limited to) the fruitful collaboration of artists and trade unionists, and in making/strengthening existing networks of politically motivated artists. Read more

  • Permanent 'mini-pockets' of DandD/Open Space

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