Facing Fears and Dancing in the Dark: About Shadows

Walking into the space for About Shadows, I bumped into musician Stefano Barone who informed me where the audience would be invited to sit. I...

Fiona McDonagh: A teacher’s story of dramatic change

This paper presents a case study derived from a larger phenomenological inquiry into the ‘lived experience’ of teachers cocreating drama in Irish primary classrooms. Co-creating drama depends on the active involvement of the teacher,...

Focus Day on Theatre by Children for Children – Part 2

As part of ASSITEJ’s Cradle of Creativity, a Theatre by Children for Children Focus Day was held at the Vrygrond Cultural Hub on Sunday, 21st May, 2017. What follows is Part 2 of quotes...
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Roundtable on Latin and LatinX and the Post Dramatic in TYA

Presented at the Conference of the International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network (ITYARN), part of the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019 in Kristiansand, Norway With participation from: Lorenzo Garcia,...

Nordic and Baltic Artist Speed Dating

At the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019, we’re lucky enough to be exposed to an array of international theatre that we normally wouldn’t have access to, along with a diverse variety of delegates...

IDIERI 9: Day 7 Twitter Roundup

The last day of 9th International Drama in Education Research Institute was no less exciting than those that came before it - with some excellent presentations, a vote on the host city for the next IDIERI,...

Theatre for Babies – A Unique Proposal

The Baby Dance Workshop was facilitated by Dalija Acin Thelander, a Swedish Choreographer and Cultural Practitioner. I attended the first of her series of three workshops presented at ASSITEJ's Cradle of Creativity. To begin the session,...

Carmel O’Sullivan et al: Teaching Artists Working in Inclusive Schools and Educational Settings

There is a long history of artists working in schools dating back to the 1950s, and Rabkin et al. (2011) claim that artists brought ‘a new kind of approach’ and ‘arts pedagogy’ into schools,...

Theatre for Social Change at iThemba Labantu – A Reflection

The Focus Day on Theatre for Social Change, held at the iThemba Labantu Community Centre in Philippi township near Cape Town, involved a range of different speakers talking about their work across the globe. What interested...

Shaping Stories

Construire des Histoires (trans. Shaping Stories) playwriting laboratory workshop was held at the Cradle of Creativity from 23rd to 27th May 2017 and welcomed Francophone Theatre Practitioners from 9 different African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo,...