Aug
19
to Nov 8

ASSITEJ Inspirational Playwrights Award

Sponsored and adjudicated by Write Local Play Global

Highlighting the importance of playwriting in all its manifestations around the world, ASSITEJ will again honor three persons as “ASSITEJ Inspirational Playwrights” at the World Congress in Tokyo in May 2020. 

The first group of inspirational playwrights, Kevin Dyer of the UK, Suzanne Lebeau of Canada, and Rene Fernandez Santana of Cuba, were named at the World Congress in Cape Town in 2017.

This will be administered and adjudicated by the Write Local Play Global network in coordination with the ASSITEJ Executive Committee.

The essence of our work is telling stories on our stages, and this award is created to honor particular writers who have inspired theatre for young audiences in their city, their country, their region, or all over the world.

How they have been inspirational could be very particular and individual, including:

  • Writing a play or plays innovative in content and/or form that help transform TYA in their country

  • Serving as a mentor and role model to other writers

  • Writing politically or socially aware work that challenges entrenched tradition or power in their country or region

  • Through their writing, encouraging audiences to see other people, the world and its events in a more profound and human way.

It will be the individual nominator who will ‘tell the story’ of how the playwright they nominate has been inspirational.

Honoring three inspirational playwrights at each Congress allows ASSITEJ to celebrate its broad membership of different genders, ages, backgrounds, cultures, regions and languages. ASSITEJ members come from small and large countries, work for and with different ages of young audiences, and create theatre by a multitude of varied processes. The ASSITEJ Inspirational Playwrights will reflect not only the diversity in form and subject matter of playwriting around the world, but also its global membership of talented playwrights and theater makers.

In addition to the ceremony/reception at which the inspirational playwrights are named, the organizers of the Congress will be invited to work with the EC, WLPG and the selected playwrights to showcase their work in a creative manner, such as performances, translations, readings, etc.

Application information and further details HERE

 

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Sep
2
to Sep 7

ASSITEJ INTERNATIONAL GATHERING, KRISTIANSAND, NORWAY

The ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering (AAG) is the international movement’s largest and most important gathering of artists, scholars, presenters and buyers of performing arts for young audiences. It takes place every year between the triennial ASSITEJ Word Congress and is hosted in different parts of the world. In 2019, the gathering will take place in Kristiansand, hosted by ASSITEJ Norway.FESTIVAL WEBSITE

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Aug
20
to Aug 21

Rehearsed Reading of DIPALO, winner of the African Playwriting for Young Audiences Competition

Dipalo by Lalu Mokuku & Ginni Manning

Dipalo is a new play for teens! It won the 2019 ASSITEJ African Play Writing competition for young audiences . Dipalo tells a story about a young girl, Dipuo who has always respected her aunt Mavis, a reputable human rights lawyer. Now an investigation by Mavis leads her to Theko, the protégé of a powerful and dangerous Pastor Sam. Consumed by his own power and wealth, Sam will do anything to protect his control of his world.

The play is for young adults 14 years and above, it deals with the controversial issue of corruption and of religious leaders through the eyes of two young friends as their relationship grows. The two lovers of numbers use social media to communicate and share ideas, and later challenge Sam.

Find more about Dipalo here: https://vimeo.com/343858841

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Aug
20
to Aug 25

CRADLE OF CREATIVITY FESTIVAL, CAPE TOWN

he Cradle of Creativity (16 - 27 May 2017) comprised a Festival, a Conference and a World Congress, all dedicated to theatre for young audiences. The multi-layered event was hosted by ASSITEJ South Africa, and took place in Cape Town at multiple venues. This was the 19th ASSITEJ World Congress and International Theatre Festival in the 52 year history of ASSITEJ International and the very first on the African continent.

Due to the success of the original event, ASSITEJ SA has launched Cradle of Creativity as a new international TYA festival and conference to take place for the first time in August 2019 in Cape Town. Thereafter it will rotate every two years to a different part of South Africa. Information here

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Festival Name
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Festival Name

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Call for Submissions
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Call for Submissions

The deadline is soon!

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Awards Presentation
Jul
17
8:00 PM20:00

Awards Presentation

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