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Michel Vaïs, 75

Michel Vaïs, iconic Canadian theatre critic and Secretary General of IATC, has turned 75! We wish him good health and lots of smiles, while we thank him for his wonderful continuous service to the association.May he have a delightful, Happy Birthday, together with is lovely wife, renowned Canadian storyteller, Françoise Crête! For more info about […]

View from Hotel Georgia

The Georgian Critic’s Association, together with the Tbilisi International Festival of Theatre – Georgian Show Case Program, invited international critics to a round table around one of the festival’s productions: View from Hotel Georgia, directed by Ivane Khutsishvili, who also took part in the discussion. The conversation was streamed on the AICT-IATC Facebook page. The host was Irina Gogoberidze, […]

‘This and that and that’ – The multiple roles of the theatre artist – the double meaning of performative criticism

These days, theatre is constantly changing. Between the online and the offline, yet more significantly between different cultural, social, and anthropological realities, which it is bound to reflect and integrate. Such constant dynamics have generated not only a series of variations in terms of form and content, but a new profile of the theatre artist. […]

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year in 2021!

The Festive Season and New Year’s holidays are a time for celebration, but 2020 offers caution amid the festivities. As theatre critics, we closely follow the performing arts, even in this time of global pandemic and repeated lockdowns. We act in solidarity with the artists of our stage. “You are not alone” has been our […]


Between the 10th and the 15th of December, ITI-UNESCO invited all its members to a General Assembly Special Edition, aiming to provide support and exchange between the many national and international associations connected with the ITI. The International Association of Theatre Critics participated in its capacity as a partner organisation of the ITI-UNESCO, with a […]

Preparations for the Online Congress of IATC

A new, extraordinary meeting of the IATC ExCom took place online very recently. The main topic on the agenda was organising the next IATC Congress, already postponed twice. After a long debate, it has been decided that the congress will be held online, and all the details will be clarified early next year. We look […]

The Autumn without Theatre: about the Present and the Future of Performing Arts

Tobias Biancone (Director General of ITI-UNESCO), Yvette Hardie (President of ASSITEJ), Bert Determann (President of OISTAT), and Dadi Pudumjee (President of UNIMA) in Dialogue with Octavian Saiu Premiere on  www.facebook.com/teatrelli/  November 12, starting 7 PM (EET) “What is happening with theatre? What will happen with the entire field of performing arts when the current disaster […]

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 […]

WELCOME to a First Online IATC Young Critics’ Workshop

The New Demands of Viewing and Reviewing in Covid Times Last Date for Applications: the 12th of November 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about a systemic change in the ways by which performances are produced and received. The IATC has also been working more actively online to discuss and debate the new “normal” that […]

The online meeting of IATC ExCom

After a period of intense email communication, the IATC ExCom met online for the first time. It was a special, most welcome occasion to discuss some of the key aspects of the current situation, as well as make some much-needed plans for the months to come. Amongst the topics discussed: the various programmes of the […]