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The Grand ITI 70th Anniversary Celebration
2018 marks the 70th Anniversary since the foundation of the International Theatre Institute in 1948. To commemorate this special milestone we have decided to name 2018 ‘The Year of ITI’, and plan to hold many events and ceremonies throughout the year. One of these events is a four-day festival on Hainan Island, China, from the 23-26 November 2018: The Grand ITI 70th Anniversary Celebration. Please click here to read the official invitation for the leaders of the ITI Centres and Cooperating Members in English, French and Spanish. Here are some information about Hainan in English, French and Spanish. In order to make this event extra special, we would like for as many of you to attend as possible. Please click here to register in English here to register in French and here in Spanish. The deadline to register is 24 May 2018.
International Dance Day 2018
The 2018 International Dance Day Ceremony was held in the Grand Theatre of Alicia Alonso in Havana, Cuba, on 29 April. It is the first time that the main ceremony of IDD has been held in Cuba, a land full of dance spirit. The Ceremony was co-organized by the Cuban Centre of International Theatre Institute ITI, Consejo Nacional de las Artes Escenicas of Cuba, and the General Secretariat of ITI. During the Ceremony the five message authors of 2018 IDD were all present and read their messages on-stage. The ITI World Dance Ambassador Alicia Alonso was also present at the Ceremony; her message for the 2018 IDD event was delivered by Dani Hernandez, dancer of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba. To read the full report of the event please click here. To see pictures from the event please click here.
2018 – The Year of ITI – 70th Anniversary of the International Theatre Institute
Creation of a Special Calendar on the ITI Websites
Please let us know if you are organizing a Celebration event or if you are organizing festivals, conferences, workshops, seminars, a showcase, etc. that are part of ITI´s 70th Anniversary celebrations.
Please send the information well in advance to info(at) so that we can put it on the ITI Website and make the ITI members aware. >>Please click here to see the map.
Vive ITI!
2018 is the year of ITI. Let´s celebrate it, including both artists and audiences, and increase the visibility of ITI.
Anniversary Logo in your language
As mentioned before, the General Secretariat offers the ITI Centres the opportunity to create the logo in their native language(s). If you want the logo, please send an email to info(at) and attach a Word file with the text in your language.
World Theatre Day 2018
The World Theatre Day 2018 Celebration, as part of the 70th ITI Anniversary, took place at the main UNESCO hall in Paris and was a great success, receiving many plaudits from the Parisian and International audience. The 5 Message Authors, being 5 esteemed theatre personalities from the 5 UNESCO regions, offered plenty of food for thought through the reading of their messages on stage. To see the pictures of the event, please click here. To read the event report, please click here.
Open Call for the Students Performing Groups to Participate into the Grand ITI 70th Anniversary Celebration Event in Hainan, China
The International Theatre Institute ITI invites the students performing groups from the current member academies, institutions of the ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts or the student groups from the non-member academies, institutions which are interested to join in the Network, to participate into and perform during the Grand ITI 70th Anniversary Celebration which will happen from 23 to 26 November 2018 in Hainan Province, China. It is our hope that this event can be a great opportunity for the young students on performing arts to exchange, learn and cooperate. With hundreds of participants from the global performing arts community as well as the local participants, we also believe this will be a great opportunity to promote the ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts. For more information please click here. The deadline to apply is 22 June 2018.
Call for Candidature for the 36th ITI World Congress in 2020
The Executive Council of ITI and the General Secretariat of ITI is launching an open call to find a host for the 36th ITI World Congress in 2020. Please click here to read the >>call in English, >>here in French, and >>here in Spanish. Please click here to download the document to fill out if you are >>interested to hold the ITI World Congress 2020 in English, >>here in French and >>here in Spanish. Those documents contain the main issues so that a Centre, a Cooperating Member, or a partner which has an interest can evaluate whether the process of applying to host the 36th ITI World Congress should be started. Please get in touch with the Director General of ITI if you think about hosting the next Congress so that your questions can be answered. The deadline to get in touch with the General Secretariat is 30 June. The deadline for the application is 10 September 2018.
ITI Panels
Panels introducing ITI to the world have been created in English and French. If you want to see them, they are available in low resolution here. If you want to print them, please send an email to info(at) and we will send you the high-resolution version for quality print.
Worldwide Competition for Music Theatre and new Opera
The Music Theatre NOW Network of the International Theatre Institute in cooperation with the German Centre of the ITI invites artists to make submissions to their worldwide competition for the creators of new opera and music theatre. They are looking forward to groundbreaking works from all forms of professional opera and music theatre. The jury welcomes submissions that demonstrate dynamism textually, in genre, score, or staging. We welcome works made by opera and theatre institutions, works created by festivals, or works created by individuals: the jury will appreciate a broad range of submissions that demonstrate new developments and dynamism. The deadline for submissions is June 30th 2018. >>For more information please check the call in English or visit to find out the call in different languages.
Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts
The ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts is a Network that follows the rules and guidelines of UNITWIN, a programme of the Education Sector of UNESCO, intended to twin academia with UNESCO and support UNESCO to reach their goals. The ITI/UNESCO Network is dedicated to working for the education in the performing arts and intends to follow the humanistic, educational and artistic goals of ITI and UNESCO that are formulated in the Charter of the Network. These are the activities and projects that the Network is undertaking or developing: Conferences, Student Festivals, Directory/Mapping Project, Exchange of Students and Educators, Research Projects, Books, Audio & Multimedia Publications, Exhibitions, Intangible Heritage Research & Preservation, Knowledge & Knowhow Transfer, Competitions, Awards and so on. Please get in touch with the Network if your institution is interested in joining by writing to Chen Zhongwen: chen.zhongwen(at) or if you want to subscribe to the Newsletter of the Network by writing to: Tom Johnson: tom.johnson(at) To read the first Newsletter of the Network for Higher Education in the performing art >>in English please click here, >>in French please click here, and >>in Spanish please click here.
The 26th India Theatre Olympiad: International Theatre Festival
The 26th India Theatre Olympiad: International Theatre Festival – 2018 will be organized in the millennium city of Cuttack, Orissa state, situated on the eastern coast of India, from 1 to 10 September, 2018.
This International event will provide a wonderful platform, a small world stage, for countries to strengthen ties with the people of India. Forging bonds through the performing arts is a wonderful tool to help young people develop self-confidence, self-esteem and understanding of one another. It is also a great way to promote peace, understanding and empathy in an otherwise intolerant world by forging national integrity, international amity and universal brotherhood through cross-cultural synthesis and social assimilation.
Please click here to read the invitation letter, here to open the Application Form and here to read the General Rules and Registration procedures. The deadline to apply is 15 June 2018
Open Call for Publications in ITI info
Short guidelines for Publications for ITI-info, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of ITI. The idea is to represent Arabian, African, Asian, European and American wonderful Faces of Theatre. Please, contribute your love and pride, your thoughts and knowledge to the joint non-commercial project. Here on pages of the magazine we meet each other again, but with a lot of necessary information to make new contacts and share new channels of collaboration. >>For more information please check the call here.
The Actor’s Atelier
The Actor’s Atelier is a 3-year project of the Grotowski Institute divided into three yearly series of work sessions that will be held simultaneously at different partner venues from 2018–2021. Each year, at each of the venues, a group of 14 participants will take part in a course of 4–5 work sessions. Please note the sessions will be led in English. The programme of the Actor’s Atelier in Paris consists of five sessions held in Paris and one session held in Wrocław, Poland. The Paris sessions will take place at La Guillotine, 24 rue Robespierre, 93100 Montreuil. Each session will consist of several-day training in the lines of practice represented by the leaders who hold regular work sessions at the Grotowski Institute in Wrocław. If you are interested in participating in the project, please email your completed application form and CV to Amandine Audinot at by 9 July 2018.
>>For more information please click here. To >>download the application form please click here.
The Carthage Puppetry Art Days
The first edition of Carthage Puppetry Arts Days will be held in Tunis from 22 to 29 September 2018. On this occasion, the organizing committee announces a call for applications to all professional structures and companies interested in participating in this event. The approved applications will be funded by the board of Carthage Puppetry Arts Days in terms of accommodation, catering, and internal transport; international transport is the responsibility of the participants. For more information please click here. To read the Call please click here and to download the application form please click here
Final Worldwide Call for Young Theatre Artists
Last call to join the Network of Emerging Artists and Professionals as part as the 70th Anniversary of the International Theatre Institute.
NEAP FEST is the first theatrical exchange festival organized by members of the Network of Emerging Artists and Professionals of ITI. The Festival opens on 23 October 23 at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. The first NEAP Fest will feature: 10 international shows—7 from NEAP artists and 3 Street performances from Latin America—as well as 7 Brazilian shows, of which 4 are street performances; 13 Invited workshops; 8 roundtable discussions and 1 Short Scenes Exhibition of UNIRIO students. >>For more information please click here.
Not by Force but by Art
The Global Launch of the International Peace Movement: Not by Force but by Art under UNESCO Patronage is scheduled for 20 to the 23 May 2018 for the triple observance of the UN Day for World Creativity and Innovation Day (April 20), Earth Day (April 22) and to usher the International Dance Week celebration by the International Theatre Institute (ITI) on its 70th Anniversary. This cultural diplomatic initiative consists of a Music-Dance-Theatre Arts Concert with participants from claimant countries of the conflicted West Philippine/China Sea and the divided Korean Peninsula to help lower the decibel of confrontation and aggressive behavior.
>>For more information please click here.
>>To see the detailed programme please click here.
Analogio Festival 2018
The Analogio Festival 2018 will take place from 21 to 27 September in Athens, Greece. The Festival will invite the most original and challenging creative voices from all continents of the world, each continent per year, for an extraordinary series of celebrations of contemporary playwriting in Athens. In an unprecedented gathering, the festival will feature key dramatists from Eastern and Central Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania. Each edition will be dedicated to a particular continent, so that during a full week, Greek and international audiences will have the unique opportunity to engage directly with authors from that part of the world. The daily programme will include shows, play readings, conferences, round-table discussions, exhibitions dedicated to every playwright invited to Athens for this truly global programme of Analogio. This festival will be part of the Year of the 70th Anniversary of the International Theatre Institute.
>>For more information please click here.
The 7th Colombo International Theatre Festival
The 7th Colombo International Theatre Festival will be in full swing in Colombo from 23 to 30 May. Forums, workshops and felicitations together with 13 foreign and Local productions, 200 dramatists, will be here in Sri Lanka. A special press conference will be held to cover the festival activities on 3 May at the German Cultural Centre Auditorium (Goethe Institut) at 4.00pm. You and your organization are cordially invited to cover this international conference. >>Please click here to read the invitation. For more information please contact: Jayalath S. Gomes or M.Safeer at interactartsl(at)
Contemporary German Theatre Playwrights (2010/2017)
On 12 June 2018, in Skopje, at Kino Kultura, The Macedonian FYROM Center of ITI in collaboration with Goethe Institut Skopje is hosting talented and one of the most significant playwright from Hamburg, Germany – Ms. Ulrike Syha. Syha will give a lecture titled “Who is the author?” - Recent Trends in Contemporary German Theatre and will provide an overview of recent trends in German contemporary theatre (2010-2017), using both video and text-based examples. It will introduce influential voices from the fields of written drama, devised theatre, and other types of text production, offering insights into related debates. After the lecture she will express her approach in the workshop “Who Am I, The Author?”- Writing Strategies and Challenges in Contemporary Theatre. The workshop is aimed at playwrights at the start of their careers. She will discuss the challenges and hazards of contemporary playwriting, including changing types of authorship and their impact on the position of the author in theatre. This project is as part of the programme Poor Little Rich Drama and is organized by Ass. Prof. Ph.D Ivanka Apostolova – Head of Macedonian Centre FYROM of International Theatre Institute with the support of the Goethe Institut Skopje.
The Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre (CIFCET) invites applications for its upcoming 25th edition to be held in Cairo, Egypt from 10th to 20th, 2018. As a noncompetitive festival organized annually by the Ministry of Culture of the Arab Republic of Egypt, CIFCET mission is to create a forum for communication and dialogue among diverse populations and communities by means of the various forms of theater and performance. >>To read the call please click here. >>To apply please click here.
A Tryout Workshop: Evaluating a New Play as a Theatrical Text
This tryout workshop in the context of the Analogio Festival, in Athens 2018, is a new way of exposing an unknown dramatic text, not merely as literary drama, but as a live theatrical text, open to variable interpretations and conceptions, both on the verbal level – subject to various translations (in case of a foreign play) – and on the staging level – recognizing several directing and acting approaches, including inter-cultural and multi-media. In this manner, the merits of the play, not merely as reading material, but as a holistic actable piece that evokes interactive relations with several possibilities to interpret will be explored. In a world in which not only material goods and information travel fast, but also cultural assets, it is important to test the universal value of a play, its capability to be adapted to differing cultural contexts of production and reception. For more information and to register please click here or contact: gkenar(at) The deadline is end of June.
Master Program in Intercultural Communication Studies at Shanghai Theatre Academy
The Shanghai Theatre Academy’s bilingual (Chinese and English) Master program in Intercultural Communication Studies recruits excellent students with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from top international and Chinese universities. This two-year English-taught program includes the required first year full-time residency and an optional second year residency for project-based internships. All students in residency are financially supported by Shanghai Theatre Academy, with scholarships (tuition, accommodation, and stipend). After the first year, when the course work is completed, students can choose where to live and intern when they write their Master theses. Duration of study for the Master degree could be extended to maximum of four years. Master theses can be written in Chinese or English. Previous knowledge of Chinese is preferred, but not a must for this program.
>>For more information please click here.
Shanghai Summer School 2018 (Beijing Opera) at Shanghai Theatre Academy
Students will study three courses: Chinese opera, Chinese culture, Chinese language. The main course is the traditional Chinese opera, which is composed of the learning of Chinese opera steps and movements, water sleeve routines, spear and sword routines, and selected scene work. Chinese culture and language are supporting courses for students to better understand the essence of traditional Chinese culture. During the program, the students will have the opportunity to see traditional Chinese opera shows and take field trips.
>>For more information and the detailed programme please click here.
Call for Artists for the Love Sharing Festival
Love Sharing Festival 2018 will focus on Migration. The Festival is open to all contemporary artists. Special attention will be paid to innovative and interdisciplinary works. All kinds of contemporary artworks and performances are acceptable: theatre, dancing, contemporary music; street theatre and circus; visual arts, video, painting, sculpture and photography.
You can apply with either an artwork or a brief workshop (2 to 3 hours long)
>>For more information please click here.
Call for International Students
We are happy to welcome 10 international students (theatre and performance studies, dramaturgy, directing, etc.) to a showcase weekend at the MLADINSKO Theatre, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Participants will have opportunity to see the most acclaimed performances from the Mladinsko’s recent production, take part in talks, workshops and parties in the theatre club.
The programme is organized in collaboration with Ljubljana’s Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT).
Sebastijan Horvat, theatre director, professor at the AGRFT, Ljubljana, and Ana Vujanović, theorist of performing arts, lecturer at SNDO–School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, will head a series of talks, meeting with artists etc.
>>For more information please click here.
>>To read the full call please click here.
>>To apply please click here.
Prague Visitors´ Programmes
The Czech Centre of ITI, together with Prague theatres and companies, is organizing a special programme for international audiences. Experience Czech independent and progressive theatre, circus and performing arts productions within two packages in May and September 2018. Visit interesting venues and cultural centres, and experience the City of Prague, a popular tourist, cultural and historical destination. From 16 to 19 May 2018: nonverbal, experimental, physical and family theatre shows. From 19 to 22 September 2018: drama and text-based theatre shows.
>>To register please click here. Fore >>more information please visit this website.
Call for Papers for the 5th Baku International Theatre Conference
The 5th Baku International Theatre Conference will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, on 5 and 6 November under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan Republic, the National Academy of Sciences and the Azerbaijan Union of Theatre Workers. Various master-classes, workshops and training will be on offer from a host of international theatre experts. The main theme of this year’s conference, “Philosophy of Theatre in XXI century: the Concept of Existence”, will be discussed by more than 150 experts from 40 countries. For >>more information please click here or contact
iSTAN, the international Stage Arts Network, a joint initiative between the International Theatre Institute and the Central Academy of Drama Beijing, has a very exciting announcement it wishes to share with you. iSTAN would like to make you all aware of the iSTAN International Theatre Costume and Makeup Design Competition which it will be running in 2018. This competition is open to Professionals and Students from all over the globe, and is split into two categories of Costume Design and Make-up Design. A total of four prestigious iSTAN Gold Awards are up for grabs for the winners of each category; a Professional and Student Gold Award in the Costume Design Category and a Professional and Student Gold Award in the Makeup Design Category. A total of six Excellence Awards will be made available to notable runners-up. What’s more, the winners of the Gold Awards will then be invited to Beijing for the Award Ceremony and Excellent Competition Work Exhibition on 25 May 2018.
For full details on how to enter the competition, including deadlines and requirements, please see the Open Call. >>For full details, please click here
Award of Nube Sandoval And Bernardo Rey
Nube Sandoval And Bernardo Rey, Directors Of Theatre Cenit – were awarded by the National Association of Theatre Critics (ANCT) and Catarsi-Theatres of Diversity (European Review) on the 12th December 2017, in Rome, Italy. The award ceremony, established by the European review "Catarsi-Theatres of Diversities" directed by Vito Minoia, was held on 12 December 2017 at the Teatro Argentina in Rome as part of the prestigious initiative of the Critics Award organised by the National Association of Theatre Critics presided by Giulio Baffi, on the occasion of the opening day of the Europa Theatre Prize.
Support "Theatre as a Bridge"
After 20 years of working internationally with refugees who have experienced torture, the Ellen Stewart Award Winners Nube Sandoval and Bernardo Rey, based in Colombia are finally building the headquarters of "Theater as Bridge" in the heart of the Sierra Nevada, in Minca, Colombia. It will be a space dedicated to resilience, art and ecology. A space to heal the invisible wounds opened by the conflict, through empowerment and the strengthening of a sense of belonging. They are launching a campaign and need your support for their project "Theatre as a Bridge". They are doing great work in using theatre as an instrument for social transformation. >>For giving donations over Crowd Funding please click here.
>>For the video of their campaign please click here.
Hungarian Centre
We would like to share with you the Newsletter of the Hungarian Centre of ITI, edited by Anna Lakos, and translated by Attila Szabó. This newsletter shows all activities led by the Hungarian Centre during 2017 and the future projects for 2018.
>>Please click here to read it.
New Centre
The new UK Centre of the International Theatre Institute has been appointed by the Executive Council, reconnecting the United Kingdom with ITI after the previous Centre was closed down in 2013. The UK ITI office is at Morecambe Fringe, which is based in the West End area of Morecambe in the North West of England. The new organization plans a growing calendar of activities with partnerships all over the UK and the rest of the world where there are performing arts - and also where there are none. ITI is very excited about this new Centre and we are looking forward to our future collaborations! For more information please visit the UK Centre page on the ITI Website at:
UNESCO Global Report 2018: Re-Shaping Cultural Policies
The launch of UNESCO’s 2018 Global Report took place at the UNESCO headquarters on 14 December. Since 2015, the report series examines how the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005) has inspired policy change at the global and country level and puts forward policy recommendations for the adaptation of cultural policies to rapid change in the digital environment, based on human rights and fundamental freedoms of expression. For the first time reports and recommendations from Civil Society Organizations have been added. ITI’s representative at the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, Cornelia Dümcke, was a member of the international CSO working group for this report. Report (252 pages) and a short Summary are free accessible at the UNESCO site in English and French.
ITI Germany yearbook 2017 is published
Freedom and democracy - these are the values, which must be defended worldwide - Especially in the past year the rights and the freedom of artists were seriously threatened and restrained by the raising populism and religious fanatism. On the occasion of the many censorship actions in Poland, Hungary or Russia (which massively restricted the artists in their work opportunities) the annual of ITI for 2017 is focusing on the symptomatical developments of nationalism and populism, which try to hinder a democratic and culturally open togetherness. The new yearbook is thematically continuing the row of the past two annuals of ITI „Understanding“ (2015) und „Who is Europe?“ (2016). >>The annual is accessible here.
III Shaki International Theatre Festival
We are happy to inform you that the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan Republic and the Executive Power of the city of Shaki holds the III Shaki International Theatre Festival (SITF) from 12 to 19 May 2018. This festival will be arranged within the framework of the State Program “Development of the Azerbaijan Theatre in 2009-2019”.
>>For more information please click here.
>>To download the application form please click here.
The ITI and the Congress websites are being updated with most the important decisions made during the Congress. The new Committee Reports that state the future plans and present the new boards are already online. Please have a look here: The new Executive Council Members are also online The pictures of the Congress are now available at: The DG is also preparing a complete Congress Report with exhaustive information, pictures and contacts.
World Theatre Ambassadors
After introducing the first World Theatre Ambassadors during the 32nd ITI World Congress in 2008, in Madrid, and selecting key personalities from theatre all over the world in the past eight years, two new World Theatre Ambassadors were selected and presented during the Congress in Segovia. Paloma Pedrero from Spain and Philip Arnoult from USA. Paloma Pedrero has honoured ITI with their presence at the Award Ceremony. Philip Arnault was represented by William Wadsworth.
World Dance Ambassadors
In order to benefit from the invaluable and enthusiastic support of some of the world’s most highly distinguished figures of dance as well, the Executive Council of ITI has selected the first ever World Dance Ambassadors: Alicia Alonso from Cuba and Cristina Hoyos from Spain. ITI is especially honoured that the legendary dancer and dance educator Alicia Alonso has accepted to be the first World Dance Ambassador. Her presence at the Ceremony during the Congress was definitely one of the highlights of the 35th ITI World Congress in Segovia.
New Partner Organizations
ITI is proud to welcome the following New Partner Organizations: International Music Council (IMC) More information:, European Federation of Professional Circus Schools (FEDEC) More information: and World Mime Organization (WMO) More information:
New Honorary Members
At the Award Ceremony after the General Assembly, new ITI Honorary Members have been presented based upon their long-lasting support and commitment to ITI.
Christina BABOU-PAGOURELI, Greece
Ann Mari ENGEL, Sweden
Cecile GUIDOTE ALVAREZ, Philippines
Christoph HAERING, Switzerland
Nicole LECLERCQ, Belgium
György LENGYEL, Hungary
Henrik NEUBAUER, Slovenia
Yoko ODAGIRI, Japan
Marcio SOUZA, Brazil
Abhi SUBHEDI, Nepal
Toolkit for ITI Centres – Tools for Opening and Running a Centre
For quite a while the members of the General Secretariat assembled all the available information that concerns the opening and running of an ITI Centre and put it together in a publication.. It answers questions such as: Who founded ITI? What is the procedure to open a Centre? What are the ongoing artistic, educational and humanistic activities of ITI? How to go about to approach a National UNESCO Commission? What are the tools for increasing membership? Etc. The Toolkit for ITI Centres is available in English, French and Spanish. Please write to info(at) so that we can send you a copy in the language(s) of your choice. The publication exists in PDF format.
The World Theatre Map
The World Theatre Map is a user-generated directory and a real time map of the global theatre community. This project features information about all kinds of theatre practitioners, theatre organizations, and productions. Similar to Wikipedia, anyone can add information and edit the Map. Currently, the project is in English and Spanish and features thousands of people, organizations, and their shows around the world. The purpose of the World Theatre Map is to connect the global theatre community and to facilitate conversation, knowledge sharing, and movement building. It’s an ever-growing map of the global theatre infrastructure, the art we make and the people in our theatre community. For more information please contact: Vijay Mathew: vijay(at) or >>visit: