In 1990 the Children and Youth Theatre Centre (KJTZ) in Frankfurt am Main estab-
lished the ASSITEJ International Archives as an important part of its collection in this field.
Secretary General: On one hand the documents were contributed by the Secretary General of ASSITEJ, first in retrospective, later at the end of each period and nowadays as upload into our cloud. This supply consists of copies of the correspondence, of reports and prints for public relations since 1965. In addition, the archive holds documents with reference to
the Honorary Presidents Award.
National Centers: On the other hand national members of ASSITEJ provide the KJTZ with reports and programs of theatres in each country. Together with the original documents and printed matters there are several photographs and audiovisual media linked to the archive.
Exhibition on the Web: 75 posters from 50 countries represent the huge variety of Theatre for Young Audiences. The course of ASSITEJ discussions unfolds through the themes of the World Congresses. A scenic reading entitled Let us leave history now and turn to the present in spring 2015 in Berlin was based on a look into the ASSITEJ International Archives as a very special contribution to the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering.
Enquiries: For visitors the collection in Frankfurt am Main is open every day from Monday to Friday. For an effective research it is recommended to get in touch before. The staff can give some advice and confirm the necessary appointment for the visit. The KJTZ can also perform a limited search but can’t take over a full research.
“I can’t remember the last time I was as inspired by what I learned as I was during the exciting seven hours of the work visit to ASSITEJ Archives in Frankfurt. […] I found myself feeling empowered and inspired.”
Diana Kržanić Tepavac, ASSITEJ Serbia president
Contributions: Every National Center of ASSITEJ is invited to send in reports and printed material for public relations and to spread the word to the theatres and festivals in their scope. The collection receives material in retrospect as well as new printed or digital documents describing the structure, the events and the development of the Theatre for Young Audiences.
2017-2018: Now we are inviting you to have a look at our recent project entitled “Focus on Africa” https://www.jugendtheater.net/en/africa.html