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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 […]


DIRECTORS FROM EASTERN EUROPE: A BOOK LAUNCHTomasz Wiśniewski and Katarzyna Kręglewska in conversation with KALINA STEFANOVA (Bulgaria) and MARVIN CARLSON (USA) Thursday, 13 May 2021, 16.00 CETGuests include: Noémi Herczog (Hungary), Maria Zarnescu (Romania), Michal Zahálka (Czech Republic), and Octavian Saiu (Romania)Link: https://fb.me/e/18qcchVqi 20 GROUND BREAKING DIRECTORS OF EASTERN EUROPE Edited by Kalina Stefanova and […]

The 29th of April 2021, the International Dance Day

International Dance Day is an occasion to remind ourselves that “theatre” embraces the field of all performing arts, which of course include dance. Many of us, critics, engage not only with “dramatic theatre”, but also with dance, contemporary or classic, as well as many forms of musical theatre and other varieties of performance. Theatre and […]

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 […]

World Theatre Day 2021

A message from Helen Mirren: “The beautiful culture of theatre will live for as long as we stay here. The creative urge of writers, designers, dancers, singers, actors, musicians, directors, will never be suffocated and in the very near future will flourish again with a new energy and a new understanding of the world we […]

THE ART OF PUPPETRY – between tradition and future

All performing arts have suffered during the pandemic, but this difficult situation has also fed creativity and inventiveness. UNIMA, the international association for the puppetry world, and UNESCO invite you to a Transnational Round Table on the 20th of March, an occasion to provide updates and a summary of the situation. This is related to […]

The 30th Congress of the IATC

The next congress of the IATC will take place on-line for the first time, on May 15, 2021. It will be limited to the statutory general assembly. However, activities usually included in the congress – a conference, Thalia Prize ceremony, meetings of the Executive committee, workshop for young critics – will be organised separately. Since […]

SMARTheatre in Slovakia

A new online educational project of the Slovak Centre of the IATC called SMARTheatre (www.smartheatre.sk) has been recently launched for young theatre lovers. The aim of the initiative is to provide an informal, but professional educational platform for teens interested in theatre without geographical or financial limitations. Since November last year, more than 50 secondary […]

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, […]