Focus Day on Theatre by Children for Children – Part 1

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 1 of quotes...

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...

Trish Wells and Susan Sandretto: A fresh look at literacy learning

Displacement is a global phenomenon, with relevance for all New Zealand classrooms. We explored the question ‘What does it mean to be displaced’ through a process drama featuring in a recently produced research-based professional...

Exploring Techniques and Practices from the IDIERI 9 Workshops (Part 2)

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...

An Interview with Andreas Fredriksen: Local by Heart

Hi! Could you introduce yourself? Hi, I'm Andreas. I'm 26 years old and I'm on the documentation team for the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019. What...

Alternative Dramaturgies for Cross-Cultural Productions and Productions which Represent the So-Called ‘Other’

In this talk, Mariken Lauvstad asks key questions for cross- and intercultural theatre production in our globalised world. How aware is the Western theatre apparatus of its Eurocentric worldview? When Western theatres...

Quotes of the Day from the ITYARN Conference

Presenters in the International Association of Theatre Critics’s ‘Mature Criticism in Children's Theatre’ keynotes panel. L-R: Dr Octavian Saiu, Dr Manon van de Water, Tracey Saunders and Professor Emmanuel Dandaura. On Socially Conscious Theatre ....

Audience Reactions

FTH:K's What Goes Up…, directed by Jayne Batzofin, is a gentle and playful piece that uses South African Sign Language to explore "the physical and emotional scopes of all things Up and Down". Having been created for...

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,...

Set Design Is Not Child’s Play

What has been incredible at the Cradle of Creativity Festival is the complexity of set designs and props on display, especially considering some Productions have travelled many thousands of miles to perform in Cape...