Aug 092009
 
Argentina hosts AITA/IATA Board Meeting

Thank you, Argentina! The Theatre Comedia de Campana and the director, Spanish-speaking secretary, Mr. Guillermo Rodoni with his wife welcomed warmly the Executive Board of AITA/IATA asbl. to their lovely hometown Campana. The Theatre Comedia de Campana celebrated its 40th anniversary and the artistic activities had a special international touch by having the worldwide organization [...]

Aug 092009
 
Join us at Estivades 2009

The 8th ESTIVADES will take place in Marche en Famenne, Belgium from 31st of July to 7th August 2009. This is one of the two official festivals of CIFTA, a Festival of creative drama on a common theme. It has been held every third year since 1988. The festival is open to the amateur theatre [...]

Aug 092009
 
Farewell to Guy Villers

Good-bye friend Guy Guy Villers left us on Sunday 4 January 2009  after a long struggle against the disease that delights in destroying those who are dear to us: those whom we need to give a sense of direction to life. Guy was a smile in the eyes, a strong heart and … extraordinary human [...]

Aug 082009
 

Theatre of the Oppressed by Augusto Boal (Pluto, 1993, ISBN: 0861040805) The classic text describing theatre as a force for social change. Contains numerous exercises and plans for improvisations and plays. Brecht on Theatre, edited & translated by John Willett (Frankfurt a.m.: Suhrkamp, 1964. ISBN: 0-41338800-X). A major selection of Brecht’s critical writing on theatre, [...]

Aug 082009
 

Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances for film and Television by Judith Weston (London: Michael Wiese, 1999). It is not enough that you practice. You need to know how to practice. Even though this book is made for filmmakers, it gives all theatre directors practical advice how to listen, keep a dialogue and creativity in your [...]

Aug 082009
 
Suggested Acting Resources

Acting Power by Robert Cohen (New York: Mc-Graw-Hill, 1978). A very, very basic acting book. One of the best ideas of how to think while acting, when to use cybernetic thinking (“why” questions) and deterministic (“what for” questions). Cohen explains such concepts as GOTE (goals, others, tactics, expectations) and RELACOM (relationship communication) to help the [...]

Aug 082009
 
Newsletters: May 2003 - November 2008

The most recent Newsletters are listed below: November 2014 aita/iata ARTS Newsletter [download here] ########## All pre-2009 AITA/IATA magazines and newsletters from the former English website are archived below in reverse chronological order. November 2008 Newsletter [download here] [PDF format - zipped | 696k | 8 pages] Contents: Impressions of Moscow and the Children’s Theatre [...]

Aug 082009
 

Memorandum of Agreement Between AITA/IATA asbl (International Amateur Theatre Association) and IDEA (International Drama/Theatre and Education Association) During the 17th IATA/AITA World Congress held in Burg Schlaining, Austria, 3rd-9th April 2009, the IATA/AITA Standing Committee for Children and Youth met with Dan Baron Cohen, President of IDEA, to discuss the distinctive contributions of each organization [...]

Aug 082009
 
Culture & Education Funding Guidelines

Principal criteria (updated March 2013) 1. The principal criteria which must apply for applications to the Culture and Education Fund are as follows: a) Applications must demonstrate strong international elements of education and theatre b) Priority for funding will be given to aita/iata members (an exception may be made for a country where there is [...]