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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 […]

Workshop for young critics

The International Association of Theatre Critics (AICT/IATC) in cooperation with FAME – Festival where Arts Meet Empowerment, the first edition of which will take place in Brussels, organises a new workshop for young critics that will take place throughout the duration of the event, from 19 to 24 September 2022.  The particularity of this festival, […]


At the March 12 Executive Committee meeting of the International Association of Theatre Critics (aict-iatc.org), Michel VAÏS, Secretary General of the organization since 1998, announced that he would retire as of that meeting. Dr. VAÏS, a Quebecois who is a fluent speaker and writer in the organization’s two official languages of French and English, had […]

The Light Wings of Dance

By Margareta Sörenson International Dance Day, celebrated April 29, 2022, is marked by wings suddenly given to Ukrainian dancers. When the Russian invasion of Ukraine began in February, two large Ukrainian dance companies were on tour in France and unable to return home. New tours were quickly arranged in France, Germany, Norway, and Sweden. Ballet […]

Building Bridges in a Time of Trial

25 March 2022 By Jeffrey Eric Jenkins One month ago, the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC) joined with members of its Russia national section to denounce the aggression of the Russian government against the sovereign state of Ukraine. The IATC is an organization of critics and scholars dedicated to advocacy for freedom of expression, […]

World Theatre Day Message 2022 by Peter SELLARS

International Theatre Institute ITIWorld Organization for the Performing Arts Message for World Theatre Day 2022 – 27 MarchAuthor of the Message: Peter SELLARS, USATheatre, Opera and Festival Director Dear Friends, As the world hangs by the hour and by the minute on a daily drip feed of news reportage, may I invite all of us, […]

TO: Ukraine Section, International Association of Theatre Critics (AICT-IATC)

FROM: Russia Section, International Association of Theatre Critics (AICT-IATC) RE: Russian Military Invasion of Ukraine The President and General Secretariat of the International Association of Theatre Critics (AICT-IATC) today received a message from our colleagues in the Russia Section of IATC to our colleagues in the Ukraine Section of IATC. We are distributing this message […]

Trans-Forum Theatre Criticism around the World #2: China

The Continuity after the Culture Fractures of the 1990s—An observation of Chinese Contemporary Theatre Criticism Wednesday 23 February 2022 11.00 (GMT) 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 […]

International ONLINE Conference AICT/IATC – 20 November 2021

Recycling in the Performing Arts: From Creativity to Commerce In general terms, recycling is the process of converting waste into reusable material. The metaphor of recycling, however, may be applied to the performing arts in multiple contexts. Indeed, recycling may be seen as an essential aesthetic quality of theatre and performing arts in general. Despite […]

The 29th General Assembly of the IATC

The 29th General Assembly of IATC was held online on the 15th of May, in an atmosphere of hope and good communication. Held via reliable digital platforms, the assembly and the election process took place in a very coherent and transparent way. Jeffrey Eric Jenkins was elected President, and Michel Vaïs was reelected Secretary General […]