Sensory Performance Practice Part Two: Establishing A Safe Space

Whilst I hadn't been able to attend Part One of Dalijia Acin Thelander's and Ellie Griffiths' symposium, “Sensorial Practices in Performing Arts for Babies and Neuro-diverse Audiences - A Critical Perspective”, I...

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,...

Just Here: A Sweet Performance

Just Here is a performance created for children under the age of three. Gabriel Marchand, the Director from Pillow Fort Productions, created a colourful piece that was full of soothing, calm and familiar sounds for the young audience...

Awards Ceremony at the Cradle of Creativity

The ASSITEJ Awards Ceremony was held on Friday, May 26th, and was an opportunity to acknowledge the pioneers and leaders working in the field who have made significant contributions to Theatre for Young Audiences.  To...

Sitting Down with Kay Smith

KS: I graduated from Magnet Theatre in 2015 How has Magnet helped me? Magnet is amazing. It has challenges especially for young people coming from disadvantaged and impoverished communities. It has its...

Rachel Rhoades: Ethnodrama of Intersectionality: Neoliberalism & Youth Resistance in Toronto

The 12 Toronto youth in my ethnodrama study strive to survive neoliberal individualism that distances them from intimate peer connections and from knowledge of and strategic resistances toward the systemic injustices within the world....

Norifumi Hida: Creating next-generation international artists for theatre for young audiences

The International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ) comprises theatre artists from all over the world who, despite the diversity of their backgrounds, experiences and artistic investments, share a belief that...

Packing Up My Memories

As part of the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019, we enjoyed a treat of a show titled, Memory In The Bag which was directed by Kenjiro Otani and presented by Company Ma, a...

Safe Place

The Safe Place Festival believes that every child deserves access to cultural opportunities to expand their minds and to include them in society at large. The goal of the Safe Place initiative...