Talking with Ieltxu Ortueta – Faces of the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019

Part 4 of our Interview Series with Delegates at the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019

Ieltxu Ortueta was born in Bilbao, Basque Country in Spain. He is the father of Gorka and Lua and is also an Actor, Performer, Art Historian, and Graphic Artist. Living and working in Brazil since 2003, he has a Degree in Art History from the University of the Basque Country and for three years attended the Barakaldo-Barakaldoko Antzerki Ikastegia Theatre School. In 2002, he studied Commedia dell’arte in Italy with Antonio Fava. Created in 2012, Artefactos Bascos, is a platform mainly focusing on graphic creation, the development of stage productions, and multidisciplinary projects. It has been nominated for various awards including the SELECT Award for Art and Education and it also achieved the designation of PROAC Integrated Arts I by the Secretary of Culture of the Government of the State of São Paulo. He has produced numerous other productions over recent years and has also participated in research projects. He has worked internationally as a performer and has worked extensively as an Arts Educator.

Hana Holloway is an experienced young American educator and theatre artist. Her passion for writing, puppetry, and devising theatre has led her to diverse opportunities in the Performing Arts. She was invited to be a Porter Fellow for the 2019 Theatre for Young Audiences USA conference and was accepted into the apprentice company for the 2017 Williamstown Theatre Festival. She is now a Programme Director for ​‘Lights, Camera, Learn!​‘, a nonprofit that educates and empowers children through the art of filmmaking which has recently brought her to Tunisia, Jordan, Palestine, and Dubai. Hana sees theatre as a transformative art form that has the power to impact change in the world. ///// Andreas Fredriksen is a Photographer and Cinematographer based in Kristiansand. He holds a bachelor degree in Literature, Film, and Theatre from the University of Agder and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Drama and Theatre.