Michael Devine


Michael is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Alternative Theatre Training (CATT), an international, intercultural actor training intensive which takes place annually in Europe. In addition to its annual intensive, CATT Projects supports intercultural alternative theatre projects through the sponsored collaboration of Michael or his CATT Associate team.


Michael is the creator of BoxWhatBox, an internationally recognised performance creation and actor-training system, which has travelled to 20 countries on five continents.

Latest Work

Michael’s new book Playing Outside the Lines, is now available to purchase. Playing Outside the Lines: Collected Plays 1 is a compilation of theatre plays created by intercultural theatre artist Michael Devine. Produced in different countries, Devine created each of the ten plays working as an outsider far from his own community and its conventions, making use of local languages, themes, and stories from each culture.

The goal of each play is not merely to hold a mirror up to nature but also to create a bridge between cultures. This is a fascinating collection that pushes the boundaries of what plays can be and is sure to challenge the expectations of readers and audience members alike.