Rocking the Cradle at Magnet Theatre

As part of the ASSITEJ Cradle of Creativity, Magnet Theatre hosted the 'Rocking the Cradle' event from 24th to 26th May, 2017. This was an opportunity for ASSITEJ delegates and local audiences to engage with African and...

“Never Stop Playing” at the ITYARN Conference

“It is our duty to help the children, they should grow seeing everybody in similar situations. This is our duty!” - Sindiwe Magona Sindiwe Magona, a South African Children’s Writer and Translator, shared her inspirational and motivating...

Awakening the Senses

Sensescapes is an interactive and multi-sensory theatrical experience created specifically for babies. It challenges conventional aesthetics and proposes a unique concept for Theatre that connects Parents and Children. The following video (2 minutes) includes some excerpts...

Theatre for Young Audiences and Migration

The Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ) in France, Italy, and Spain are collaborating on a project that focuses on migration and the Performing Arts for Children and Young...

Sarah Woodland: Heterotopias in Performance: Participatory theatre in a women’s prison

Our Ancestors, Our History, Our Lost Culture was a devised performance given by women inside Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre in 2017. The performance dealt with the forced removal and institutionalization of Indigenous Australian children...

Dirk J Rodricks: Diasporic Intimacy in/through/with an Applied Theatre Methodology: Tensions and Possibilities for...

The notion of intimacy is connected to home and a diasporic intimacy, according to Boym (1998), is one that is not opposed to uprootedness and defamiliarization but rather is constituted by it. Reflecting on...
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Free Voice Improvisation with Aita Vaher

A fascinating workshop - with lots of tips and tricks on display from Aita Vaher!

Mahammad Hasnat and Janinka Greenwood: I am illiterate, they are educated; what can I...

This presentation uses mixed-media dramatic presentation to present data from a case study of rural parents’ engagement in education in Bangladesh. The data revealed not only a lack of engagement but also a major...

Madge Hair: Writing on Gumbaynggirr Country for Co-Created Theatre as Decolonising Practice

This presentation analyses the challenges and processes of cocreating pieces of musical theatre inspired by and responding to storylines from Gumbaynggirr country, mid-north coast, New South Wales. The central question posed by the presenter’s...

Natalie Lazaroo and Izzaty Ishak: The tyranny of (emotional) distance?: Emotional labour and safe...

This paper takes as its theoretical starting points two ideas:(1) Sheila Preston’s (2013) discussion of emotional labour; and (2) ‘safe space’ as explored by Mary Ann Hunter (2008). It considers how ‘tyranny of distance’...