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THEATRE CRITICS NAME THALIA HONOREE

Erika Fischer-Lichte to Receive 2024 HonorDuring World Congress in Brno, Czechia The International Association of Theatre Critics (AICT/IATC) announced today that Prof. Dr. Erika Fischer-Lichte, the renowned German theorist on theatre and performance will receive the 2024 Thalia Prize at its 2024 World Congress in Brno, Czechia, in May. The Thalia Prize is AICT/IATC’s prestigious […]

2024 World Congress and General Assembly

15 October 2023 Dear Members of AICT/IATC, The Executive Committee of the International Association of Theatre Critics is pleased to announce that we will hold the 2024 World Congress and General Assembly in Brno, Czech Republic. Details are still in formation, but the inclusive dates are 20 to 26 May 2024. The current Executive Committee […]

Trans-Forum – Theatre Criticism Around the World #7: Canada

Wednesday 21 June 2023, 12.00 in the afternoon (GMT) or 20.00 (JST) The situation of theatre and theatre criticism in Quebec in the past 40 years What is Trans-Forum? This online forum organised by the AICT/IATC Japanese section aims to initiate a vigorous discussion about theatre criticism with global members to enhance our international partnership. […]

Power of Theatre / Theatre of Power

Moc divadla / Divadlo moci Panel Discussion Organized by the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC/AITC) and its journal Critical Stages/Scènes critiques (www.critical-stages.org) in collaboration with Arts and Theatre Institute in Prague Brno, The National Theatre, RedutaJune 11th, 2023  14:30 – 16:30 Moderator Savas Patsalidis is professor of theatre and performance history and theory, the editor-in-chief of Critical Stages/Scènes critiques, […]

Trans-Forum – Theatre Criticism around the World #6: Slovakia

Wednesday 12 April 2023, 12.00 in the afternoon (GMT) or 20.00 (JST) Close Encounters of the Weird Kind /Are Slovaks “Extratheatrestrials”? What is Trans-Forum? This online forum organised by the AICT/IATC Japanese section aims to initiate a vigorous discussion about theatre criticism with global members to enhance our international partnership. In so doing, we would […]

Free Expression at the Crossroads

As we ponder sharing a message of hope and human connection on World Theatre Day in 2023, our thoughts race across the globe to communities and nations that strain under the yoke of oppression and aggression. Some wring their hands and say, “So sad, but, ah, nothing to be done. Let us hope for better […]

Proposal for a Workshop for Young Theater Critics at the International Theatre Festival in Varna

The AICT proposes a workshop for young theater critics to be held from June 4 to June 9, 2023 (arrival on June 4, departure on June 9) in Varna, Bulgaria, thanks to the hosting and support of the International Theatre Festival “Varna Summer” (www.viafest.org) . You can now, as soon as possible, apply for one […]

In Memoriam: Georges Banu

21 January 2023 Dear IATC Friends Throughout the Globe, It is my sad task to notify you that the great Romanian and French critic, Georges Banu, has passed from this life at the age of 79 after battling a grievous illness. Our Honorary President was one of the truly great minds of global theatre in […]

Keynote speech by AICT-IATC Vice-President Jean-Pierre Han on the 4th Transforum

On October 8, AICT-IATC Vice-President Jean-Pierre Han will give a keynote speech on the 4th Transforum organized by the AICT-IATC Japanese Section. This online forum organised by the AICT/IATC Japanese section aims to initiate a vigorous discussion about theatre criticism with global members to enhance our international partnership. In so doing, we would like to […]

In Memoriam: Ragıp Ertuğrul

Dear Friends, Colleagues, Members of AICT-IATC, and theatre lovers around the world, It is so difficult to find the right words at such moments. Ragıp Ertuğrul, President of the Turkish Theatre Critics Association has passed away at the age of 52. He was too young and too enthusiastic to die! He suffered from lymphatic cancer, and he […]