Alison O’Grady: Human Rights and Critical Consciousness For Personal Practice

Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions?... If you prick us, do we not bleed? The Merchant of Venice – Shakespeare Act 3, scene 1 How do we learn to be human...

Exploring Techniques and Practices from the IDIERI 9 Workshops (Part 6)

Delegates at the 9th International Drama in Education Research Institute were treated to an abundance of exciting and engaging practical workshops during the 7-day event. To give you a flavour of what was on offer, the Dialogue team...

Norwegian Wood: How to Navigate the Norwegian TYA Forest

If the first part of that title made you bop your head to the tune of The Beatles song, you would be forgiven - for I fell for the same reference! And...

The Hope and Future of Theatre for Young People

Theatre is more important than ever. Dr Ekua Ekumah, the Keynote Speaker for Tuesday’s opening address of the ITYARN (International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network) Conference, began by speaking of the importance of staging Theatre...

No Fun Ction All Anguage

Exploring the ways in which we communicate, No Fun Ction All Anguage is a beautifully visual and powerful piece. The inclusive ensemble of differently-abled cast members offered a powerful critique of normative ideas around communication,...

Meeting with Yonela Sithela and Maggi Fernando

YS: My name is Yonela, and my surname is Sithela. I am a Magnet Theatre ex-trainee. I did my training in 2012 and graduated in 2013. I’m a performer. I’m an artist. I can sing....

A Meeting of IIAN, the International Inclusive Arts Network

In a small theatre space on the fourth floor of the Kilden Performing Arts Centre, the venue hosting the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019, there is a group of wonderful people meeting together...
Scene from Maimane!, performed by the Ensemble of Drama For Life Theatre Company and directed by Warren Nebe

The Director’s Inspiration: An Interview

Maimane!, performed by the Drama For Life Theatre Company (dir. Warren Nebe), is an insightful play about the goings-on in a township called Mkhukhuville. Through the cast's multi-roling, the play alternates between stories of Children...

Publications Launch at the Cradle of Creativity

To celebrate the written work of Practitioners, Academics and Organisations, the Cradle of Creativity dedicated an evening reception on Sunday, 21st May, 2017, to recent publications from within the field of Theatre for Young Audiences. There were numerous...

The Inspiring Work of Magnet Theatre

In May and June 2017, members of the Dialogue team were lucky enough to spend time with the wonderful Magnet Theatre in Cape Town. Magnet Theatre is an independent South African physical theatre company that...