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President of ASSITEJ: Updated World Day Message 2020

The need for Compassion & Empathy Since we launched our World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People campaign, which leads up to the 20th March, with the slogan #Takeachildtothetheatre, much has changed. For many children in many parts of the world it is not practical, possible or advised to take children to the […]

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ASSITEJ SA Chairperson: 2020 World Day Message

World Theatre Day – Take a child to the theatre in 2020 There is a term in theatre; “suspension of disbelief”. During this time we allow our minds to believe the otherwise unbelievable. We get lost in the imagination and escape to a different world. A world that mirrors and/or illuminates our real world and […]

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Kevin Lewis and Sarah Argent’s Host Successful Workshops

ASSITEJ South Africa was delighted to have welcomed Sarah Argent and Kevin Lewis to run a 2-day workshop for artists at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg, supported by British Council Wales. Sarah and Kevin are internationally-renowned, award-winning artists from Wales, UK, specialising in theatre for young audiences. Through practical drama exercises and […]

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Welcome Our New Interns 2019

In April ASSITEJ SA has welcomed five lovely interns to our organization with the help of First Rand.  We have three interns assisting us in our Cape Town office, and two in our Johannesburg office at the National School of the Arts . The interns have already done their induction which introduced them to their […]

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Vrygrond Family Festival 2018

  The Vrygrond Family Festival took place 28 November – 1 December 2018. Over the weekend of 30 November – 1 December the community of Vrygrond was activated through multiple activations and performances. The aim of the festival is to collaborate with members of the community, to provide a family-friendly atmosphere, and provide access to […]

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AFTER SCHOOL GAME CHANGER COMMUNITY SHOWCASES

September is here and so are the After School Game Changer Community Showcases! Our first community showcases took place on Saturday 8 September, in Saldanha, Robertson, Paarl and Oude Molen Eco Village. These four showcases were well-attended by learners and their families, and it was a chance for the coaches and learners to be seen […]

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Zee Zee Theatre reads The Red Suitcase

The Red Suitcase was read at PTC last month produced by Zee Zee Theatre, and I was there to stand by my work and its context. My trip was made possible by the Canadian Council and Assitej SA. I will not forget the quick response I got from Yvette Hardie; how enthusiastic she was, and […]

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