NOT THEATRE advocates an ongoing process of formation for all those that endeavor to explore their desire to engage creatively with the stage, give shape to their visions, and communicate with others their reflections on life and the world. Currently, four streams of formation are being practiced, and all are held in central Paris with online access for those that may not be able to join in person. Please get in touch via email for more information on how to participate.

Writing for the stage

A practical, step by step process of exploration that gives you insight in all the necessary building blocks for story driven and impactful play writing. Whether you are writing your first ten minute play or you are developing a three act full length play script, these sessions are intended to guide all participants to find the heart of their stories and their most effective form for the stage.

Directing for the stage

A hands on process of exploration on directing scripted performances for the stage. These sessions delve into a five part process of exploration, understanding, inspiration, emergence and sharing, undertaken by the director and performers in a collaborative methodology to discover the emergent form of a play on stage.

The Craft of Master Playwrights

A collection of topic based encounters with a selection of the most well crafted plays of the twentieth century. Intended to give insight on masterful writing and its effects on stage for theatre makers, playwrights and enthusiasts alike.

Twentieth Century Theatre of Subversion

A theoretical journey into the major ideas and movements of twentieth century theatre. By reading both major play scripts and classic essays, these sessions explore the underpinnings of twentieth century thought with the aim to understand the unavoidable role of subversion in theatre.

For more information on any of these streams please send an email to