ASSITEJ International Meeting: FACING THE ARTIST


The ASSITEJ International Meeting is the biggest annual artistic gathering within the field of theatre for young audiences. It invites practitioners and researchers from around the world to come together in order to discuss present day developments within the theatre for young audiences, to exchange experiences and work on the future development of this field.

From 22nd-29th June 2013 ASSITEJ Austria in conjunction with the International Theatre Festival SCHÄXPIR invites artists from around the world to the ASSITEJ International Meeting in Linz!

With the working theme FACING THE ARTIST seminars, discussions and workshops are dedicated to different aspects and topics such as music- and dancetheatre.

In collaboration with artists and researchers from all over the world, the meeting will emphasize some of the essential questions: In which categories do today’s artists think and work? Between didactic and pedagogic claims, entertainment and “spectacularisation” – where are the artistic perspectives? All these questions will stir up controversy and open up diverse perspectives to talk about theater as art.

"L'après midi d'un foehn" / Compagnie Non Nova (FR) / (c) Jean-Luc Beaujault

“L’après midi d’un foehn” / Compagnie Non Nova (FR) / (c) Jean-Luc Beaujault

FACING THE ARTIST will be an artistic gathering for people in theatre for children and young people from all over the world to meet, interact, and develop new creative opportunities.

From 20th June to 30th June 2013 SCHÄXPIR goes into its seventh round. In 2013 around forty theatre and dance productions from Austria and abroad will be presented to the usual high quality. Over the course of eleven days, SCHÄXPIR disseminates the pleasure and passion of theatre on the stages of Linz and also in locations more accessible to children and young people further away from the large, familiar locations in the state capital. In 2013 SCHÄXPIR again offers a multifaceted, extensive program, which includes enticing premieres and the popular Framework program.

The ASSITEJ International Meeting addresses artists from Austria and abroad, who are working within the field of theatre for children and youngsters.

Key aspects from 22nd-29th June 2013:

  • Musictheatre
  • Dancetheatre
  • Playwrights & Dramaturgy
  • Stage & Space
  • Emerging Artists
  • International Networks & Coproductions
  • Theatre and Dance for People with Disabilities