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World Theatre Day: Looking Forward in Turbulent Times

Observed annually on March 27, World Theatre Day is a celebration of art that transcends geographical, cultural, and linguistic barriers. At its best, theatre is a beacon of freedom of expression in an era marked by rising authoritarianism and international discord. From the ancient Greek amphitheaters to the modern stages of Broadway, it connects us […]

Call for Application for a Workshop for Young Critics at the International Festival Theatre World Brno, Czech Republic

The AICT/IATC is offering a workshop for young theatre critics to be held from 20 to 25 May 2024 (arrival on 20 May, departure on 25 May) in Brno, Czech Republic, during International Festival Theatre World Brno. You can now apply as soon as possible for one of the 20 places offered, 10 for the […]

Theatre and political correctness – International Symposium of Theatre Critics and Theatre Scholars

Organisers: Sterijino Pozorje, Novi SadInternational Association of Theatre Critics (IATC)Novi Sad and Belgrade, Serbia, May 26th – 29th, 2024 The traditional International Symposium of Theatre Critics and Theatre Scholars will be held from 27th to 28th 2024 in Novi Sad (Serbia), organized by Sterijino Pozorje, the Festival of National Drama and Theatre, in collaboration with […]

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 […]