ASSITEJ South Africa announces a call for performances for Cradle of Creativity 2019 to be held at the Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town from 20 to 25 August 2019.
The deadline for applications is: 31 October 2018
The success of Cradle of Creativity 2017, which was the first ASSITEJ World Congress to be held on African soil has inspired ASSITEJ South Africa to host a biennial Cradle of Creativity Festival. We aim to keep Africa and African artists at the centre of the conversation, developing a greater consciousness amongst the global arts community about the context, the challenges and richness of African theatre for young audiences’ work and allowing for exchange and mutual learning and benefits between Africans and the rest of the world. This festival will showcase South African and African work to the world, and bring international work to African artists and audiences.
All artists with young audiences as the target market for their work are encouraged to apply. We will be looking at work for all ages stages of childhood and youth from 0-19 years-old. A broad range of disciplines, will be considered. The festival will include all types of theatre, including drama, physical theatre, dance theatre, music theatre, puppetry, site-specific performances, storytelling performances, and performances using multi-media, circus and other skills. The festival champions work which speaks to inter-cultural exchange and we encourage collaborative productions.
Join us in giving South African audiences a rich experience of work from across the globe and ignite the possibilities of theatre for children and young people.
Selection criteria:Productions will be selected based on: the level of excellence in chosen medium the level of innovation and originality the suitability for audience for which it was created the suitability for an audience of South African children the way in which the production speaks to the theme: “Intercultural Dialogue”
We would like to ensure that the programme includes work that:comes from different parts of the world; different regions of Africa; and different provinces of South Africahas been made specifically for each of the different stages of childhood and youthreflects different modes of expression: e.g. dance, theatre, puppetry, story-telling, multi-media, immersive experiencereflects a range of both issue-based theatre with serious subject matter and lighter, entertaining or comic treatmentis a best practice example or interesting regional variant of its chosen genre, medium, or theme
TO APPLY:In order to submit a performance to the Festival, the application form should be filled in online at https://goo.gl/forms/9szSv2aunZufIXBf1
The deadline for applications is: 31 October 2018Enquiries contact Jaqueline Dommisse, Festival Director: firstname.lastname@example.org