5th. INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE RESEARCHERS AND CRITICS FORUM

Call for Papers

This is an open call for papers to participate in the 5th. International TYA Critics and Researchers Forum that will take place in Buenos Aires City, Argentina from 17th. To 21st. September, 2018.

The Theatre for Children and Young People Independent Practitioners Association (ATINA- Argentina), in collaboration with the Theatre Researchers and Critics Association (AINCRIT- Argentina), and the International Theatre for Young Audiences Researchers Network (ITYARN), organize the 5th. International Theatre for Children and Young People Researchers and Critics Forum, with the aim of encouraging the development of research in the International field of theatre for children and young people.

The goal of these Forums is to make a theoretical contribution to Theatre for Children and Young People practitioners, to promote the development of new trends. During the meeting different theoretical frameworks on critical approaches will be proposed and the role of theory in practice and practice in theory will be discussed. The 5th FORUM expects to be a platform for exchange.

 

The topic of this 5th Forum will be:

Writing for the new generations. Where is TYA going?

 

The program includes conferences, paper presentations, plenary sessions, meetings, forums, round tables, workshops and debates.

International TYA professionals will be specially invited to participate in the Forum Conferences and Panels.

International Researchers and Practitioners will participate in the papers readings.

During the Forum, participants and speakers will be able to attend to Argentinian Theatre for Children and Young People performances and Playwriting reading.

The Forum Language will be English – Spanish. Forums will be translated into both languages.

 

Participants: Students, Researchers, Professors, TYA professionals can present their papers.

The Forum is open to general audience interested in TYA issues.

 

More information investigadores@iberoamericateatral.com.ar

www.atina.org.ar

 

CALL FOR PAPERS


 

Paper presentations
 

Participants:

Researchers, artists, teachers and students from any nationality will be able to present their papers.

 

Language

Abstracts and Papers must be sent in both languages Spanish and English.

 

Topic

Writing for the new generations. Where are we going?

 

For the past 70 years or so we have been living in a time of “Generations.” The first well-known generation are the “Baby-Boomers” born roughly between 1946 and 1964. They are followed by “Generation X,”  born from 1965 to 1976. The “Millennials” or “Gen Y” were born 1977 to 1995. Which brings us to those born after 1996, known under 3 names: “Gen Z,” “iGen,” or “Centennials.”

This last Generation includes the children and youth of today. For this generation 9/11 is part of history and technology and social media are part of life, depending on the culture and materials circumstances under which these children were born and raised. How do we write plays and create theatre for this generation? What is the relationship of the Baby Boomers, Gen X, and/or the Millennials to this generation? Do we need to pay attention to altered aesthetic sensibilities and if so, how do we do this? If internet and social media is an integral part of this generation, how does that affect playwrights and other theatre artists?

We are looking for papers that address these and other relevant question in theory, history, and practice. Papers will be grouped in panel presentations, seminars, and roundtables, all will be considered for publication.

 

Titles and Abstracts

Must be sent before 15th March 2018 by e-mail to the following address: investigadores@iberoamericateatral.com.ar,with a maximum of 200 words.

The work’s title, the author’s name and surname, institution in which he/she works, mail address, country, e-mail and telephone number must be recorded.

Abstracts must be sent in Spanish and English.

 

Deadline for sending the finished paper:

Once the abstract acceptation is confirmed, the final work must be sent by e-mail before 1st August 2018 to the following address:

investigadores@iberoamericateatral.com.ar

 

Team Works are allowed.

 

The text must have a maximum of 9 pages (A4 or 8.5X11, 1.5 spacing, Times New Roman, font size 12) as its reading cannot exceed 20 minutes.

Notes and bibliography that are not going to be read must be included in separate pages. Papers should be presented in double copies in Word and PDF.

The paper can only be read by its author.


The works could be selected in two different categories:

Category A:

Papers to be read completely and published in the MINUTES OF THE 5th. INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE RESEARCHERS AND CRITICS FORUM, (book) under ISBN.

 

Category B

Papers to be presented orally and published in the MINUTES OF THE 5th. INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE RESEARCHERS AND CRITICS FORUM, (digital) under ISBN

 

Evaluation Committee

Will be joint members of ATINA, AINCRIT and ITYARN Boards of Directors.

 

Translations:

Translations of the final work into English or Spanish, corresponding each case, should be presented in Word before 30th. August 2018. Google translations are unacceptable. The organization will give support for translation to those participants who requires it.

 

Costs:

The presentation and reading of papers has no fees.

The cost of transportation, accommodation, meals and tickets for the shows will be in charge of each participant.

 

For more information, please contact: investigadores@iberoamericateatral.com.ar or go to www.atina.org.ar


 

ORGANIZERS

ATINA, representative of ASSITEJ International in Argentina, has developed an intense activity since its creation in 2002. With the aim of encouraging the development of theatre for children and young people in Argentina and to promote the exchange within the international field ATINA organizes national and international festivals, forums, workshops, and other special projects like its Theatre for Children and Young People Library. www.atina.org.ar

 

AINCRIT (Theatre Researchers and Critics Association- Argentina) was founded in 2008 and develops an intense activity in the field of theatre critic and research all around the country. From the beginning, it was its aim to integrate theatre practice and theory, favoring the joint work among theoreticians, critics and theatre workers. Open to all theoretical position, with an interest in sharing with national and international twin institutions, with its activities AINCRIT renews the values that gave sense to its creation. www.aincrit.org

 

ITYARN, the International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network, is the international research network of ASSITEJ International. ITYARN aims to further research on theatre for young audiences (TYA) in collaboration with the University of Adger (Norway), the University of Hildesheim (Germany), Arizona State University (USA), College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), Korean National University of the Arts (Korea), University of Cape Town (South Africa), Ulster University (Ireland)

www.ityarn.org


 

The International TYA Researchers and Critics Forum has received a mention by Theatre of the World Prizes from Buenos Aires University in 2010.

 

The 5th. International TYA Researchers and Critics Forum receives support from

 

ARGENTORES (Playwrights Argentinian Society)

Performing Arts Institute (Universidad de Buenos Aires)

Proteatro (Buenos Aires City)

Fondo Metropolitano (Buenos Aires City)

Fondo Nacional de las Artes.