Assitej Nigeria WDT collage
With the election dates in Nigeria shifted from the 14th of February 2015 to the 28th of March 2015, the celebration of World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People in Nigeria appeared bleak with all the uncertainties and apprehensions. But we are delighted to report that the event took place due to the enthusiasm and excitement of members, family and friends of the Nigeria Centre and the support of the members of ASSITEJ Nigeria Board of Trustees including the Chairman Mr. Chike Madueke, Mrs. Amira Obi’-Okoye, Mrs. Efe Etomi, and the Artistic Director of the National Troupe of Nigeria, Mr. Akin Adejuwon.
The 20-year Achievement in Theatre for Young Audiences
The 12th ASSITEJ Korea Award celebrating the “World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People” goes to Mr. SEONG Gyung-cheol who has been continuously performing solely for young audiences for the past 20 years, which is very rare in Korean performing arts scene.
As a member of SADARI Theatre Company, one of the most prestigious theatre companies in Korea, since 1995 the recipient has played in more than 30 children’s pieces such as “Plastic, My Friend”, “Why Why Whyman”, the collaborative piece with KAZENOKO-KYUSHU Theatre Company in Japan, etc. Since 1997, he is also conducting as an instructor of education drama.
Mr. SEONG gave an acceptance speech of “this award is not for myself only, but for all the theatre people in such tough field in Korea.”
ASSITEJ Korea awarded cash prize and the plaque at the ceremony on March 20.