International women’s Day Celebration
ASSITEJ Sri Lanka, somalatha Subasinghe Play House, University of Colombo and USA Embassy in Colombo celebrated International women’s Day. Five short plays on various themes, including of child marriages produced by somalatha Subasinghe Play House were performed for youths in universities followed by a moderated discussion with the audience. The initiative is to enhance awareness among university students on issues pertaining to women in a society in transition.
Annual Theatre Festival for Young Audiences.
The annual theatre festival for children and youth will be from 8th to 10th December, 2017. Three plays will be on board during the festival. Somalatha Subasinghe Play House and ASSITEJ Sri Lanka jointly organize theatre festivals for young audiences twice a year.
Next generation in Lahore, Pakistan
ASSITEJ Sri Lanka promoted a few talented young artistes from Sri Lanka to participate in Next Generation in Lahore, Pakistan and two artistes are getting ready to go to Pakistan in early 2018.
Take a Child to the Theatre
ASSITEJ Sri Lanka and Somlatha Subasingh Play House were working together to contribute to ASSITEJ International initiative to Take a Child to the Theater. Somalatha Subasinghe Play House is taking theatre productions to schools with assistance of regional theatre enthusiasts. This is because taking a child to the theatre is far from reality in remote areas of the country. Taking theatre to children will continue in the next year too.