May 052015
Welcome back to FUNDARTE, Aruba as a new Associate

aita/iata is delighted to welcome back FUNDARTE from Aruba. Formerly an Affiliate they have joined as an Associate. President Dynia Abath-Muller, President of FUNDARTE confirms that they plan to organise an international theatre festival (FITA) in October 2016, which is great news

Apr 282015
Beverley Lord honoured with AACT Fellow Award

aita/iata joins all AACT members to offer very warm congratulations to Beverly Lord for the honour she has received from the aita/iata National Centre AACT (American Association of Community Theatre). It is given to those members of AACT who have significantly contributed to the idea and ideal of community theatre over a period of years. [...]

Apr 212015
LITF 18 - 22 May 2016, Liverpool, Canada - Application Form and Rules now published

On 6 Feb 2015 a post announcing the LITF 2016 Festival was posted. Eva Moore, Artistic Director has now sent the Application Form and Rules (link below). It is important to note that for companies outside Canada, a complete dossier on the proposed play must reach the Artistic Director no later than 30 June 2015. This should [...]

Apr 202015
New aita/iata Associate: GASCA - CI, Cote D'Ivoire

aita/iata offers a very warm welcome to GASCA Theatre from the Ivory Coast. M. Sunday Oly who is the representative for international co-operation, contacted aita/iata about joining and we are delighted to have another African representative as an Associate. More information about GASCA can be found HERE. The organisation was established in 1988 to lay [...]

Apr 132015
On-line Booking Now Open for the aita/iata World Festival of Children's Theatre 5 - 14 June 2016

STOP PRESS: At the aita/iata Forum in Ypres, Belgium Ron Dodson announced a two week extension to the deadline by when applications must be received – to 15 August 2015. Ron Dodson, Artistic Director of the 14th World Festival of Children’s Theatre announces that on-line booking is now open. Click on the green button below [...]

Mar 312015
aita/iata ARTS Newsletter March 2015

The March 2015 edition of the Newsletter can be read HERE. Articles are: Spots op West 2015 offers unique artistic experience aita/iata’s International Directing Course at Klaipëda University Japan’s World Festival of Children’s Performing Arts Toyama prepares its 10th edition On the road and always at home – Ireland’s Balally Players Immigrants sing and dance [...]

Mar 282015
ITI World Theatre Day: A response from Iceland

On behalf of the Nordic and Baltic countries, we wish you a wonderful International Theatre Day The ITI World Theatre Day message from Krzysztof Warlikowski  is HERE . This response is from the President of the Icelandic Amateur Theatre Association, Thorgeir Tryggvason: The heart of the matter is … All art must have an amateur heart.

Mar 282015
USA: Senior Theatre Resource Centre

Kathleen Maldonado, Regional Representative for NARA (North America Region) has sent information about a Senior Theatre Resource Centre designed for the very thriving world of Senior Theatre in the USA. This is an on-line resource from Art Age Publications for those from both the amateur and professional theatre worlds and gives information about scripts, books, [...]

Mar 222015
New aita/iata Associate: Theatre Cultural Artistic Centre "Poupoulo", Greece

aita/iata offers a very warm welcome to a new Associate from Greece – Theatre Poupoulo who come from Thessaloniki, Greece. We were approached by Rita Poutachidou, about joining aita/iata as an Associate and we can see from their Blog and Facebook that they are very active in theatre and we look forward to seeing them at a [...]