The IATC and its Polish section, with the support of The Grotowski Institute, the organizer of the 7th Theatre Olympics Wroclaw 2016, the European Capital of Culture 2016, are pleased to announce that a Seminar for Young Theatre Critics will take place between the 19th and 25th of October 2016 in Wroclaw. The programme of the Theatre Olympics will include works by Tadashi Suzuki, Eugenio Barba, Heiner Goebbels, Krystian Lupa, Romeo Castellucci, Walerij Fokin, Theodoros Terzopoulos, Robert Wilson, Jan Fabre and Peter Brook.
Applications are now open for one Seminar Group (English-speaking), which will comprise 10 participants. To apply, you must be a professional critic and aged between 18 and 35. All candidates are invited to send as soon as possible their registration form with a brief CV (just one page!), 2 or 3 samples of critical articles published in professional media, and a letter of recommendation from the person in charge of the AICT/IATC section in their respective country (where applicable). All these documents should be sent in a single PDF file if possible. Please make sure of the following:
1) The registration form must be sent by the candidate, not by the AICT/IATC section officers.
2) The candidate must have a good proficiency in the working language (English)
You will be hosted in a shared room. Meals are covered by the Theatre Olympics. You will receive a pass for free entry to all the shows and to the meetings in which you participate during the Olympics. The festival team will also organize your airport pick up (arrival/departure).

The seminar group will be monitored by Octavian Saiu from Romania.

The organizers invite the trainees to stay in Wroclaw until the 6th of November and participate in the next events of the Theatre Olympics – please inform if you will stay longer (the organizers will offer accommodation and free entry to the programmed events, but no meals are included). The Theatre Olympics will include the following events:
1. Landscape – conference taking place between the 25th and the 27th of October programmed by Maria Shevtsova, Georges Banu and Dariusz Koisinski; reflexion on the 20th century theatre;
2. Dziady [Forefathers] Festival taking place between the 28th of October and the 4th of November –focused around the tradition of the ancestors’ cult and the cultural impact of the drama of Adam Mickiewicz.
3. Witness Action – conference and discussion on 6th and 7th November – focused on the topic of the ethics and social responsibility of theatre makers.
You can read more on the 7th Theatre Olympics – Wrocław 2016 here: http://en.grotowski-institute.art.pl/projekty/the-world-as-a-place-of-truth/

Applications will be accepted until the 30th of June, 2016. They must be sent to the Director of Training Seminars, Jean-Pierre Han: [email protected] . A final list of all selected participants will be announced as soon as possible, in order to allow participants to prepare for their trip and obtain any necessary visa for Poland.