ASSITEJ South Africa

Theatre4Youth"Take a Child to the Theatre Today"

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With the kind sponsorship from RMB, ASSITEJ SA recently trained 79 artist facilitators in the educational mediation of theatre performances, using the production of War Horse as the basis, in order for them to be able to create and deliver educational workshops for learners and teachers  connected to both War Horse and the curriculum, which will benefit their sustainability and create partnerships within the sector at large


The Vrygrond Family Festival

Around 1000 people attended the Vrygrond Family Festival over a three day period (28 - 30 November 2014) of feasting on theatre and performance.  The festival opened with a parade comprised of a marching band, and children waving flags, kites, beautiful sea creatures created by Butterfly Arts, and puppets. There was much dancing in the streets, and a wonderfully joyful atmosphere. Bamboo for the kites were sponsored by  Shademasters and children made many of the elements for the parade in a series of activations which took place in Capricorn Primary school, in the week prior to the festival.

Jori Snell donated her time to do beautiful face-painting for the children, Dorian Haarhof and Ncedo Zide did storytelling for the younger children and workshops were held in physical theatre and dance.

With thanks to our dedicated partners, Theatre Arts Admin Collective for travelling the journey with us, and to the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sports, for making this important engagement possible for the children and young people of Vrygrond.

Applications for New Writing for Young VoicesASSITEJ SA in partnership with The John F. Kennedy Centre, Washington, USA's playwriting development festival, New Vision/New Voices and with the Soweto Theatre, are calling for writers from...

Applications for ASSITEJ Platforms

ASSITEJ SA has a number of showcase opportunities in 2015. We are calling for new productions for children and young people (0-18 years) to present at our platforms at:

ASSITEJ Family Venue at National Arts Festival (2-12 July) in Grahamstown, Observatory Family Festival in Cape Town (20-28 March); Naledi Theatre for Young Audience Showcase 25-26 April, amongst others

Deadline for applications: 12 January 2015 

(PLEASE NOTE: With National Arts Festival, you also have to apply to the Festival Fringe: deadline - 16 January 2015)


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