The Young Practitioners’ Committee – YPC
The YPC has two main axes of work:
To encourage and facilitate the presence of a new generation of theatre artists, to develop new forms of artistic participation and to contribute to the transmission of the ITI legacy during the World Congresses.
To build up an international network of young performing arts practitioners in order to facilitate international mobility, exchange ideas and maintain the contacts made at a World Congress.
(Excerpt out of the Secretary General´s Congress Report 2008)
Kevin BITTERMAN (USA): kbitterman(at)tcg.org
Valerie CORDY (Belgium): vcordy(at)gmail.com
Taiwo AFOLABI, Nigeria
David BECERRIL, Mexico
Matko BOTIC, Croatia
Nicole BROWN, Jamaica
Ernestina DE GUZMAN, Philippines
David DELALOY, Belgium
Rick DILDINE, USA
Mady DJEL, Ivory Coast
Julieanne EHRE, USA
Junaid EUSUF, Bangladesh
Helena GEZELIUS, Sweden
Jonathan MAN, UK
Fabienne MESENGE, France
Raymundo NOLASCO,. Mexico
Lloyd NYIKADZINO, Zimbabwe
Brian QUIRT, Canada
Elise RENAUD, France
Jenna RODGERS, Canada
Jasmin TRESVALLES, Philippines
David YEE, Canada
The long-term projects of the Young Practitioners Committee remain:
- Facilitating the presence and integration of young practitioners within the ITI Congress, as illustrated during this congress thanks to the cooperation of National Centres and the General Secretariat.
- Co-ordination of YPC activities during ITI Congress (For example: Orientation for first-time congress attendees and events like Global Speed Dating ...)
- Video Project “Living Legacy” of the ITI
Three thematic working groups of young practitioners were formed during the YPC committee sessions—these groups will continue to develop activities under the following groups:
- The Mentorship Group: Wishes to develop a mentoring initiative within ITI and National Centres which will allow for the transmission of ITI’s mission, vision and values and the emergence of the next generation of cultural leaders and performing artists.
- The Networking Group: Wishes to create its social network/database, perhaps in tandem with the new ITI website, to promote younger practitioners and opportunities to further their development.
- The World Theatre Day Group: Wishes to work with the General Secretariat and National Centres to create a toolkit and forum for National Centres and Young Practitioners around the world to engage with and respond to the official ITI World Theatre Day message, including the coordination of a project or “happening” in collaboration with ITI Centres in support of the 50th ITI World Theatre Day.