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Latest Thalia Prize

Tadashi Suzuki, Thalia Prize and IATC Conference

April 16, 14h CET, 21h Japan Renowned Japanese stage director and author Tadashi Suzuki will receive the Thalia Prize from the International Association of Theatre Critics (AICT-IATC). Due to the pandemic, the award ceremony will be presented online April 16, 2021, in conjunction with an international conference on the works of Mr. Suzuki, whose performance […]

In Memoriam: Kapila Vatsyayan: IATC’s Thalia Prize Laureate in 2012

By Margareta Sörenson President, IATC On September16th 2020 Kapila Vatsyayan passed away, the fourth awardee of the IATC Thalia Prize. In her writings on Indian dance and theatre, she opened the treasures of her national traditions, a perfect example of the Thalia goals to celebrate those whose research and writings have made a change to […]

Eric Bentley, 1916-2020

By Richard Schechner Editor’s note: In 2006, Eric Bentley received the first Thalia Prize from the International Association of Theatre Critics (AICT-IATC). The Thalia honors, as IATC President Margareta Sörenson has noted, a writer whose “body of work in criticism and theatre studies” has been particularly important to international criticism. After Bentley’s passing on 5 […]

The 2020 Thalia Prize: Tadashi Suzuki

The International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC) will present the 2020 Thalia Prize to Tadashi Suzuki of Japan “to honour his lifetime of work as the creator and developer of the Suzuki Method for actors, as presented in a series of workshops around the world. The IATC also honours his theatre writings, especially of Culture […]

Thalia Prize Celebration in St. Petersburg

The coveted Thalia Prize was offered to distinguished theatre scholar, Hans-Thies Lehmann, in recognition of the scope, the impact and the depth of his research and views on contemporary theatre. The renowned author of “Postdramatic Theatre” was present in St. Petersburg to receive the trophy, an elegant cane designed by artist Dragos Buhagiar and provided by […]

The 2018 Thalia Prize goes to Hans-Thies Lehmann

Professor Hans-Thies Lehmann, the winner of the 2018 Thalia Prize, is one of the leading German and international theatre experts. In addition to having published many significant books and articles on both the theatre and performing arts, his “crowning” work is surely Postdramatic Theatre, published in Frankfurt in 1999. Since then, this book has been […]