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...

Interview with Cedric Wembe

I attended Acting Out - The Challenges of Childhood Collaboration in Creation of Drama for Life today at the Cradle of Creativity. The panel was facilitated by Cedric Wembe, a member of Drama for Life, which is...

Africa Day – A Cradle Celebration

May 25th marked the annual celebration of Africa Day and, despite the rest of the Cradle of Creativity being in full swing, many delegates still found the time to enjoy a day of entertainment that showcased...

Interviewing Nwabisa Plaatjie

Nwabisa Plaatjie was not on the Full-Time Training Programme, but joined Magnet Theatre on their Theatre Making internship programme. Here she shares some of her experiences: NP: My name is Nwabisa Plaatjie. I’m from Ugie, Eastern...

Keeping Up With The ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019

Dialogue – The Community Performance Network is collaborating with ASSITEJ at this year’s Artistic Gathering to document the conversations, workshops, and performances on offer in Kristiansand between 2nd...

Opening Up to Honest and Candid Art

The three seminars which I attended at the Conference of the International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network (ITYARN), unpacked interesting research on themes such as diversity, inclusion, intercultural exchange and gender. Not only...

The Closing Ceremony at the Cradle of Creativity

A Closing Ceremony was held on Saturday, 27th May, 2017 to mark the end of the 19th ASSITEJ World Congress and International Theatre Festival for Children and Young People. Performances by a local Youth Orchestra and Dance...

Voices in Dialogue: Peter O’Connor

There was so much in the way of stimulating learning and idea-sharing at the 9th International Drama in Education Research Institute (IDIERI 9) in Auckland last year (2018) that it was impossible...

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...
Underground Library

Transformative Theatre

The South African production, The Underground Library (written by Jon Keevy and directed by Koleka Putuma), was a strong and exciting ensemble piece with an action-packed narrative that kept me on the edge of my...