• 2012-2013 Season,  Gone Missing/Cleverest Thief

    Ready, Set, Devise!

    by Ariel Mitchell, dramaturg How do you start rehearsing on a play without a script? Selections from Gone Missing and The Cleverest Thief opens this February in the Margetts theatre at BYU and although we’ve started rehearsals, we don’t yet have a script. Instead we are creating a story through a process called devising. Gone Missing is a devised piece created by The Civilians, a New York based theatre troupe. Inspired by the attacks on 9/11, they wanted to create a story about loss and losing things. They went around their city (Manhattan) and asked whomever they could find, “What is an object you have lost?” They collected the stories,…