The Magazine is the referential publication of ASSITEJ. Being released at the occasion of an annual meeting, either a Congress, or an Artistic Gathering, it is published in cooperation between ASSITEJ International, and the National Centre organizing the event, in both languages : English, and the host country’s.
For the period 2012 – 2014, ASSITEJ proposed a 3 years cycle, focusing on “Facing society” (2012), “Facing the artists” (2013), and “Facing the audience” (2014). When the first issue of this round were published, at the occasion of Kijimuna Festival at Okinawa, Japan, the dramatic earthquake and the nuclear disaster of Fukushima had occurred only a few months before. Therefore, it is mainly devoted to how artists can react, and help the children to overcome. This reflection is linked with the Japanese concept of “Nushi gusui” : Medicine for life.
“Facing the artists”, was designed in Austria, at the occasion of the Shäxpir Festival of June, 2013, and published in English and, by way of exception, in French, to celebrate the come back of this country in ASSITEJ. It proposes a panel of articles, questioning about artistic practices in the field of theatre for young audiences, from the perspectives of playwrights, performers, cultural managers, and performers.
“Facing the audience” was released in Polish and English, in conjunction with the 18th ASSITEJ World Congress, in the frame of 2014’s Korczak Festival in Warsaw, and latterly translated in Russian. Contributions explore the relationship between the stage and the audience in many different ways, reflecting cultural and societal issues about children and their parents around the world.
2015’s Magazine has been published at the occasion of Augenblick mal! Festival in Berlin, in April, as the first issue of a new cycle : “One Step Beyond”.
The 2015 magazine was published on the occasion of ASSITEJ’s 50th anniversary, which was celebrated in the month of April during the framework of the Augenblick mal! Festival. This is a special anniversary edition and includes two sections: one dedicated to the Jubilee and another to the development of the first theme for this cycle, “One Step Beyond – Intergenerational Exchange”. For the first time in the history of ASSITEJ publications, the articles were published in English as well as the original language of the authors.
The 2016 ASSITEJ magazine was presented during the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering this year, which took place during the framework of the On The Edge Festival in Birmingham, UK in July. For this occasion the second theme of the cycle, “One Step Beyond Interdisciplinary Exchange”, was developed. The articles were published in English as well as the original language of the authors.
The Annual Magazine of ASSITEJ
“One step beyond, intergenerational exchange”
50th anniversary edition