Throughout the year, ASSITEJ Serbia dealt with young artists and theater makers in the framework of various projects and activities. Therefore, it was only natural to keep the focus of its campaign Take a child to the theater today, launched within this year’s celebration of the World Day of Theatre for Children and Youth, precisely on the young generations: young writers, actors, theater directors, filmmakers and cultural managers.
In the framework of the program For emerging artists and all those still growing (https://www.facebook.com/events/570504779781875/), held on March 15th, many young and talented theatre makers had the opportunity to present themselves to a diverse audience, including both their young and very experienced colleagues, theater creators, directors of major festivals and theaters.
Six young writers, who were participating in the project “Stories from the lunch break“, were presented through their short texts created in the framework of this project. Excerpts of their dramas were presented through a public reading performed by drama students from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, thus enabling the young authors to hear their lines performed live for the first time.
The second part of the program was devoted to the presentation of the new number of ALMANAC booklet. With this booklet, ASSITEJ Serbia strives to give an insight into current developments from the field of drama literature in Serbia. This edition contains a selection of excerpts from 10 dramas translated into English, which are mainly written by 10 young drama writers whose work has not yet been published.
In the week before March 20th, a workshop entitled “Speak up your project” (https://www.facebook.com/events/1582365388720612/) was held, in the framework of a series of workshops for young artists jointly organized by ASSITEJ Serbia and Theatre Zvezdarište festival. These workshops are aiming to provide the young artists and theatre makers with specific and practical knowledge. In this particular workshop, the participants had the opportunity to learn what is pitching and to practice how to present their projects in the most successful way.
Let us add that the event was well covered by two influential media in the cultural sphere, which contributed to a successful presentation of a new generation of young artists and theatre makers, as well as in rising their interest in future projects and cooperation with ASSITEJ community in Serbia and in the world.
In addition, ASSITEJ Serbia members were also very engaged and active in the month of March, with five new theatre premiers and two programmes dedicated to the celebration of World Day of Theatre for Children and Youth.