Documenting the Documenters

The 19th ASSITEJ World Congress and International Theatre Festival for Children and Young People, held in Cape Town from16th – 27th May 2017, was a tremendous success for all involved.

Together, the six dedicated and passionate Documenters from the Dialogue team captured the essence of the Cradle through over 100 posts that included a rich variety of written articles, photography, video, and audio materials. Recording the knowledge, skills, expertise, and passion on display during the Cradle’s many lectures, seminars, workshops and performances, the resources are now publically available online at: www.performingdialogue.com

“what Dialogue made possible was to give access to those who weren’t able to make the long trek to Cape Town” – Yvette Hardie.

Yvette Hardie, President of ASSITEJ International, noted that “what Dialogue made possible was to give access to those who weren’t able to make the long trek to Cape Town […] It has also created a wonderfully rich tapestry of the range of events and productions that were part of Cradle and [these] will be a powerful memory aid and record for ASSITEJ members”.

Ben Waters is political adviser and consultant in the UK and Australia advising senior politicians on a variety of policy and political issues. Ben has worked in a variety of project, policy and political roles for Australian and British politicians and not-for-profit organisations. Ben has an interest in the link between drama theory and political activism, particularly Boal's techniques using theatre as means of promoting social and political change. Ben has a degree in Politics and History from the University of Adelaide and has a keen interest in Australian and British national politics as well as international development and refugee issues.