The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces the biennial festival New Visions/New Voices from May 15-17, 2020, marking the 16th showcase of this industry workshop. Dedicated to the development of new plays and musicals for young people and their families, this innovative series pioneers a unique and vital forum for the field of Theater for Young Audiences (TYA).Read More
In the beautiful quietness on the grounds of the Castle of Obrzycko there was plenty of opportunity to discuss the newest issues and developments in playwriting for Children and Young people in Poland. It was a meeting of colleagues, who seemed to have known each other for a long time and at the same time a place for aspiring newcomers.Read More
As TYA playwrights, we are always looking for ways to get our work noticed. We enter competitions, ask friends and family to read our scripts, send our plays to networking contacts, and hope that someone sees something special in our writing. In addition to the more traditional methods, there are a few unique opportunities for playwrights to share their work in a more immediate, high-energy, risk-taking, yet satisfying fashion.Read More
The ASSITEJ African Playwriting Competition seeks to nurture and identify new plays written by South African and African writers which will resonate with South African and African audiences from 0 - 19. The winning play will be produced and presented at the Cradle of Creativity 2019, a Biennial International Festival of Theatre for Young Audiences in South Africa to be held at the Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town from 20 to 25 August 2019.Read More
Every year, since 1986, Children’s Art Center in Poznan, Poland, led by Jerzy Moszkowicz, organizes a competition of theatre plays for young audiences, open to everyone. Along with having their play published in the Anthology Nowe Sztuki dla Dzieci i Młodzieży (new plays for children and youth) which is sent to polish theatres (44 books since 1992), the winners have the opportunity to be invited to the annual workshop about playwriting for young audiences organized by the Children’s Art Center and led by Zbigniew Rudziński, its TYA responsible, at Obrzycko, a small city nearby, along with some directors, theatre heads, reviewers and famous artists from the live performances world.Read More
I have only written four plays for young audiences, actually, the first two (for The Kennedy Center and Imagination Stage) as simultaneous commissioned pieces. I find it fascinating that my playwriting immediately after those two projects got exponentially better. I learned so much from writing for young audiences because you have to write cleanly and leanly.Read More
Write Local Play Global was invited by the ASSITEJ Executive Committee to create an award for playwrights. We were honored to be asked, and honored to be part of the Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 26, 2017. These are some of the words that we shared with the audienceRead More
Given by Jenny Ann Koppera and Karin Serres
Description of network
A network designed to support, integrate, connect and give voice to international playwrights into the organization of ASSITEJ and into the field of Theatre for Young Audiences
Open to all theatre practitioners – not just playwrights – interested international TYA writings. Your writings and presentations are welcome in English and any other mother languages.
We now have a newsletter and a website including a list of participant biographies, pertinent articles, and global networking opportunities.
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