HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIJANA AND DAH THEATER! 25 years of making important theatre in Serbia and around the world!
Iman Aoun powers on with another edition of her incredible Ashtar Theatre International Youth Festival in Ramallah from 11-19 July.
Website page: http://www.ashtar-theatre.org/atiyf2016-brochure.html and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1660343950957238/
Ruwanthie de Chickera and Hope Azeda collaborate once more on Dear Children, Sincerely - taking it to Hope's second manifestation of Ubumuntu Arts Festival in Kigali. This performance, Hope is Another Country, is the second collaborative production to emerge from Ruwanthie de Chickera’s Dear Children Sincerely project, which aims to preserve multiple historical narratives by sharing eyewitness accounts and experiences of Sri Lanka’s senior citizens.
This collection of monologues is built on interviews conducted with women and men born in the 1930s, who lived through colonization, independence, insurrection and war. The two monologues presented here reveal intense personal experiences of community and identity that allow for a deeper, more meaningful understanding of the various events and people that have helped shape this country’s past and present.
Directed by Tracy Holsinger, Tomorrow Is Another Country features performances from Ruwanthie de Chickera and Azira Esufally.
For more information, see the website here: http://www.ubumuntuartsfestival.com/ or the performance specific page: http://www.ubumuntuartsfestival.com/Past-Festivals/Ubumuntu-2016/2016-s-Performances/Tomorrow-is-Another-Country
Ariadne announces The Syrian Monologues project
Run by Iman Aoun and Ashtar Theatre in Palestine, The Syrian Monologues are taken from interviews with Syrian refugees and will be performed in solidarity across the world on World Refugee Day, Monday 20 June 2016.
Dear Children, Sincerely
Ruwanthie de Chickera launched her project Dear Children, Sincerely with the first production - a collaboration with Hope Azeda's Mashirika theatre company in Rwanda - performing in Sri Lanka, Rwanda and India.
Ariadne collected together as resident artists at Trinity College Dublin for 'The Nest' - September 2015
A blissful week in Ireland of thinking, planning and programming our future together.
WINTER 2014- 2015
Ariadne announces a collaboration with the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, co-curating an international symposium on ‘Theatre of War’. Second in a trilogy of annual international symposiums in Ireland, 'Theatre of War' looks at aspects of creativity whilst fused in a framework of crisis and conflict, past and present.
Women making theatre in war study launched - April 2014
A new project is to investigate the women making theatre in places of conflict across the world. University of Manchester’s In Place of War, Manchester Alumna, theatre director and BBC radio producer Susannah Tresilian and filmmaker Georgie Weedon of Gingerwink Films, launch ARIADNE with a first mission to Rwanda and Burundi.
FULL RELEASE HERE.
London, Kigali and Bujumbura, Women across the world are making theatre either because of the wars they have lived through, or in spite of those wars. We want to find out their stories. Theatre director and BBC radio producer Susannah Tresilian joined together with filmmaker Georgie Weedon of Gingerwink Films, and In Place of War, to launch ARIADNE, with a first mission to Rwanda and Burundi. Whilst there they will be meeting with Hope Azeda - theatre director based in Kigali, Rwanda - and Frédérique leComte - Belgian theatre director based in Bujumbura, Burundi. Tresilian and Weedon will be allowed unprecedented access to their work and their theatrical process. They will conduct in-depth interviews to find out how they work, where they work, why they work, and what their work means to them.
FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE
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