If you can't find what you want here, or can't be bothered to wade through it all trying to find what you want, then don't worry, there is now a book that can help you. Devising Theatre With Stan's Cafe is written by Dr. Mark Crossley of De Montfort University and James Yarker, Artistic Director of Stan's Cafe. The book walks you through Stan's Cafe's philosophy and working process, it tells the story behind many of the company's shows and contains practical exercises to help devising your own theatre. The book is available at the Stan's Cafe shop and many other places.
Why was Stan's Cafe formed?
What were your inspirations when you formed the company?
How did you get your projects funded initially?
How did you start hiring other artists - was it people that you knew?
How did you grow your business into a company?
What were the main challenges growing the business?
What is the structure of your company?
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What new techniques and technologies are your company using which reflect current trends in the industry?
What are the recent trends in audience demand for your product?
What current artistic developments and trends are your company demonstrating/developing?
How has your company evaluated and changed its practice in line with audience demands since its conception?
Is there a link on your website that indicates a chart/graph showing profit and loss accounts?
We are devising a show. Do you have any advice for us?
Do you do education work?
Is your work physical theatre?
Who were Impact Theatre Co-operative?
Is your work in any way autobiographical?
Do you think audiences are important?
How do you work collaboratively on devised shows?
Why did you revive The Carrier Frequency?
Can I get hold of videos, scripts, etc?
How do you market your company?
How can I work with Stan's Cafe or get work experience?
Can you help me with my thesis / project / essay? Can I interview you?