TWB Digest #394

Dear reader, 

The third PRO.ACT Fest will be held February 28th to March 1st, 2020
in Kyiv, Ukraine. Last year we hosted six theatre companies from
Ukraine, Israel, Canada and Hungary with 15 productions in English.
The festival will include various theatre performances as well as
acting workshops, solely in English.
The main theme of the Festival is “Limit / less”. We are convinced
that the theater should break any existing boundaries both in the
outside world and inside each performance.
To apply for the PRO.ACT Fest 2020 – follow the link
Applications must be submitted no later than December 15th, 2019

Climate Change: The Ringling Museum, Sarasota, Florida

November 21-24, 2019
Thu: 5:15pm-7:00pm, Fri & Sun: 10am-5pm, Sat: 10:30am-5pm
Fee: $250/$225/$125
Leader: Chantal Bilodeau

Calling all artists, activists, scientists, and educators who want to engage or further their engagement with the Florida ecology through artistic practices! Join The Arctic Cycle for the Arts & Ecology Incubator, November 21-24, 2019 at the beautiful Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida.

For more information, visit our website.

Physical Theatre Workshops Festival

Performing arts between tradition and contemporaneity 

This year’s IUGTE Conference will be highly practical!
If you wish to get intensive training in Laban & Chekhov techniques, 
Meyerhold’s Theatre Biomechanics, 
Traditional Singapore dance, 
Devising Theatre, 
Traditional and Innovative Ballet, 
Structural Movement Improvisation, 
Traditional American Modern Dance, 
Partnering and Contact Improvisation, 
Performance for the Camera, 
Voice Control for TV/Film, 
Make-up for Film, 
Dance practices with the ‘Actor to Text’, 
Shakespeare’s classical 4 stories with a new approach
scholarships for professionals are available

The 11th Performing the World conference, PTW 2020, co-sponsored by the East Side Institute and the All Stars Project, Inc., will be held Wednesday, September 23, through Saturday, September 26,2020 in New York City.

Proposals are due by February 15, 2020.
Early Bird-Registration through June 15, 2020.

Theatertreffen Stückemarkt 2020 / Open Call

Under the heading “Against Separation”, Stückemarkt is looking for works from all parts of the world that explore the concept of solidarity from a perspective of art and aesthetics. What could our drafts for an open, equitable coexistence look like? How can they be expanded into the future? What exactly is an act of solidarity? What would a society where solidarity no longer exists look like? What happens when individuals no longer believe in the big picture, when the private has replaced the public sphere? And: Who owes what to whom exactly?

 For more information visit website 

Deadline for applications: 17 November 2019
Jury decision: mid-February 2020

An Opportunity for US and International Artists and Curators: ArtsLink Back Apartment Residencies in St. Petersburg, Russia 

The ArtsLink Back Apartment Residency program provides opportunities for international artists and curators to conduct research, create new work, and collaborate with the local arts community in St. Petersburg, Russia. Each residency is designed to enable visiting artists and curators to learn about the Russian arts community, develop their own work, and share their practices with local artists and audiences.

New this year! CEC ArtsLink is adding a new component to the Residency program in 2020 to support follow-up projects by Back Apartment Residency Alumni. Past participants are invited to apply for 2-4 week residencies at the Back Apartment in St. Petersburg for projects which build on their previous visit through collaboration, research and/or partnerships with local organizations and artists. 

Deadline: December 16, 2019
About the Residencies
Application and Guidelines

Changing the World Through Circus

The Circus Action Network was created out of a desire to bridge the gap between my passion for circus and my passion for the environment and climate justice. Together with a few friends I founded the Circus Action Network as a collaborative platform for talking about social and environmental engagement in our work and supporting and learning from each other. We aim to be a resource for those interested in these issues, to promote sustainable, inclusive and diverse practices in the circus arts and to create a supportive and collaborative community of circus artists and practitioners who are passionate about tackling the social and environmental challenges of our time.

Check our social media to stay up to date with our work or click here to check out our website where you’ll find our forum, blog, podcast and resource database. in partnership with On the Move is delighted to announce a new edition of the Mobility Funding Guide for Italy. Featuring a comprehensive list of arts organisations both public and private that are funding cultural mobility from and to Italy, the 2019 edition can be downloaded for free, together with the other 50 country-specific guides on funding for cultural mobility.

Women in the Arts and Media coalition 

TWB Digest #392

Dear reader,
In this issue, fast approaching deadlines, calls for projects, exhibitions and more.

IUGTE offers a range of programs in physical theatre, theatre directing and movement directing in different locations led by famous Ostrenko Brothers and other teachers! 

Register for any of the following programs 

22 – 29 November – Laubegg Castle, Austria

12 – 20 December – Laubegg Castle, Austria

9 – 14 January, 2020 – Berlin, Germany

24 – 31 January, 2020 – Laubegg Castle, Austria

and get 50 % Scholarship for participation in any of these:

9 – 14 April, 2020 – Berlin, Germany

24 – 30 April, 2020 – Laubegg Castle, Austria

9 – 14 July, 2020 – Berlin, Germany

24 – 30 July, 2020 – Laubegg Castle, Austria

20 – 26 August, 2020 – Trebnitz Castle, Berlin, Germany

1. Choose a Fall/Winter Program…

2. Send Us Brief Motivation Letter,
stating your interest in particular projects(indicate clearly dates and titles of both)

3. Submit Online Application Form 
for chosen Fall/Winter Program

Deadline for Applications 4th October!  Click here for more PROJECTS PAGE

DEADLINE October 4th, 2019

Project Springboard 

Project Springboard:Developing Dance Musicals provides fully-supported, multi-week development residencies for creative teams in the early development stages of a new musical. 
Deadline October 8th, 2019


Theatre Communications Group announces Applications Open for  Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships program, a grant where actors are given the opportunity to grow artistically and professionally in collaboration with a Theatre Communications Group (TCG) member theatre. The grant seeks to deepen and enrich an actor’s relationship with a not-for-profit theatre, placing actors as the nexus between theatres and communities, serving the community’s needs in a meaningful way.

Deadline November 19, 2019, Noon Eastern Time and we will host three info sessions via Zoom webinar on: remaining webnars Thursday, October 3, 4:00-5:00pm ET and Tuesday, October 8, 4:00-5:00pm ET.
Actors are selected in two categories:

Exceptional Merit: $15,000 (with an additional $10,000 available to relieve student loan debt) supports actors who are established in their careers as working professionals with 10 years or more of professional experience. Those with less experience are still eligible to apply but must recognize that they are competing with actors who have demonstrated a sustained dedication to their careers. Funds will support actors who are evaluating the current state of their career and envisioning what their career could be as they continue to grow in their artistry.

Distinguished Achievement: $25,000 supports actors with 20 years or more of experience who have amassed a substantial body of work. Funds will support recipients who are looking for opportunities to continue growth and sustain the longevity of their careers. Actors may use these resources to adapt to physical changes later in their career, as well as changes in casting.

The host theatre will receive $7,500 to be applied to costs associated with the actor’s residency activities.

The downloadable guidelines and online application forms can be found on our website:

The call for artistic projects 2019-2020 is open!
Already 14 African countries and Cuba are represented by nearly 70 artists.
Artists registration / Participants

Deadline for applications: 15 October 2019

Download full call and program
Kawalis Zoukak – Behind the Curtains is a one-week intensive immersion into Zoukak’s work. It is an invitation to discover the company’s tools of artistic creation and social involvement through theatre, in addition to cultural management insights, springing from its wide-ranging experience as a theatre company and a cultural organisation.
Participants will take part in masterclassesdesigned and delivered by Zoukak members, attend performances, and engage in discussions around selected topics. 

Applications are now open for the 2020 Fellowship for Environmental Justice and Performance!
The Fellowship is a six-month PAID residency for two individuals to collaboratively create a new performance-based project exploring environmental justice. Fellows develop this project with regular opportunities to share work, participate in other programs of Superhero Clubhouse, and engage with our community. The Fellowship culminates in a presentation for an invited audience. Applications due November 3, 11:59pm.

CEC ArtsLink is pleased to invite artists, arts managers and curators from all arts disciplines from 37 eligible countries to apply for ArtsLink International Fellowships. The ArtsLink International Fellowships focus resources on key individuals from the eligible countries as well as foster international exchange. The Fellowships are framed by the creative process, artistic intention, and an active commitment to community engagement and dialogue. The initial six-week Residencies will take place in Fall 2020.

This year, we are delighted to announce a new partnership with The Kosciuszko Foundation in launching  the ArtsLink Kosciuszko International Fellowship to be awarded annually to an artist or curator living and working in Poland.

Application Deadline: October 30, 2019
Application and Guidelines

Between the Seas invites artists, thinkers, activists and scholars from around the world to submit their projects on the topic of Borders, Borderlands and Crossings to be presented at the 1927 space in Athens in 2020. Proposed works may include: work in development; visual arts; new plays/translations; scholarly research; lecture-performances; new literary work etc. Selected projects can be submitted either for a one-time presentation or for a week-long residency.

International artists receive presentation space and accommodation. Find all the details here. You may access the application form here

Deadline: Dec 15 2019. 

ArteEast invites you to join us for a tour of the exhibition The Power of Two Suns

Led by artist Yto Barrada and curator Omar Berrada

 This tour is free. Limited attendance strictly by ticket.

Yto Barrada and special guest artist Bettina
The Power of Two Suns
Curated by Omar Berrada

On view September 19–October 31, 2019
LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island | Upper Gallery
110 Andes Rd, New York, NY 10004
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Sunday from 12pm – 5pm

Governors Island has been metamorphosing – from a military base into a popular gathering place for education and leisure. Taking a cue from the site that hosts it, The Power of Two Suns is a meditation on the challenges of proximity and distance, of isolation and hospitality.

Isolation comes in many guises. Yto Barrada’s hometown of Tangier, Morocco, sits at one end of the Strait of Gibraltar, at the northwestern tip of Africa. Once a gateway to Europe, the strait has become a symbol of forced isolation, as crossing is allowed in one direction only. Barrada’s work has repeatedly highlighted such social constraints, by playfully tracing the forms of people’s resistance to them.

On the Move 
Women in the Arts and Media Coalition 

Join Climate Change Theatre Action by hosting an event in your community.


Join Climate Change Theatre Action by hosting an event in your community.

WHAT: CCTA is a global participatory project that uses theatre to bring communities together and encourage them to take local and global action on climate.

WHEN: September 15 – December 21, 2019 to coincide with the United Nations Santiago Climate Conference (COP25).

WHERE: Wherever you are.

WE PROVIDE: A collection of 50 short climate change plays from around the world written under the theme “Lighting the Way”; a list of resources to help make your Action effective and unique; organizational and marketing support; and a lot of enthusiasm!

YOUR CONTRIBUTION: You agree to organize and present an event between September 15 and December 21, 2019 using at least one of the plays from our collection. Your event can be anything from an intimate reading to a fully staged show, and from a podcast to a site specific performance.
More details here:

TWB Digest #391

Dear reader,

Here’s hoping your artistic pursuits are going on splendidly!

Here’s a couple of interesting events happening around the world, open applications and Newsletters.


Oak Institute Accepting Applications for 2019 Human Rights at the Border Fellowship

The focus of this year’s search is Human Rights at the Border. We are looking for a human rights activist who is committed to exposing and addressing human rights violations against migrants, immigrants, and refugees, for example, border patrol abuses, human rights violations in detention centers, or abusive immigration laws. The activist’s work may focus on the human rights of asylum seekers, refugees, migrant workers, or groups omitted from the 1951 UN Convention relating to the status of refugees, such as victims of climate change. 

Please submit nominations to us as soon as possible. We will contact your nominee(s) and suggest that he, she or they apply; but we also hope you will encourage your nominee to apply directly. Your nomination will become part of the applicant’s file, underscoring your recognition of this person’s important contributions to human rights activism. The deadline for nominations is November 30th, 2019,and for completed applications is December 30th, 2019


ArtsLink International Fellowshipprogram offers up to three years of support through the initial residency, a follow up project in the US (separate application call), and subsequently a project in the Fellow’s home country (separate application call). 

Application Deadline: October 30, 2019
Application and Guidelines


Adishakti Theatre 


ASHTAR Theatre International Youth Festival

ATiYF – 5th Edition
July 10 – 20, 2020

Every year our youth chose a title, a theme for the festival; this year’s theme is Artivism. We
define Artivism as artists who use their skills in socio-political activism.
ATiYF is an opportunity for mutual theatre and cultural learning, constructive dialogue and
solidarity, a chance for youth to speak up freely, raise social awareness and develop global
Artivism, enables our youth to become more active artists, citizens and social change mediators.

Final date to submit the application:
Saturday, December 21st 2019.

for more information


Mediations Beyond Borders International

Mediators Beyond Borders International is leading a global movement, and we’d love for you to be a part of it. The 2020 Decade of Peace Initiative invites individuals and organizations from around the world to join forces in advancing U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Inclusive Societies. This initiative will focus on building capacity to scale the impact of programs designed to equip local communities around the world with mediation and conflict-transformation skills.
 Visit the website for more information


Theatrical translation as a creative process

The Schedule forOctober 10-13, 2019,as well as the Registration Form and other information, is now available at The Mercurian website:


Halcyon Arts Lab Cohort 2

Halcyon Arts Lab is currently home to eight socially driven artists working in multi-disciplinary media from choreography to poetry to visual arts. Their nine-month residency provides time and space to tackle issues including economic inequality, systemic racism, socio-political upheaval, indigenous incarceration, and other contemporary social justice issues. 
Meet the Fellows


Invitation: Opening Trainings for the Not-Yet
An exhibition as a series of trainings for a future of being together otherwise, convened with a multitude of collaborators by Jeanne van Heeswijk and BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht

Saturday 14 September 2019, 17 hrs
More information:
– Trainings for the Not-Yet
– Opening weekend Trainings for the Not-Yet and The City Staircase
– Training Program


Culture 360
The Magdalena Project 
American Dance Abroad
Bay Area Drama Company
Women in the Arts and Media Coalition 

TWB Digest #389

Dear reader,
in this issue 

Catalan culture abroad
American Dance Abroad
The Magadalena Project 
Physical Theatre in Austria
The African Dream at Home
African Cultural Policy Network
Women in the Arts and Media coalition
New International Performing Arts Institute
Ko Festival 2019 Lineup: THE BIG REVEAL​
culture360: The creative resource guide series

Introducing the Global South Arts and Culture Initiative

What is the Global South Arts and Culture Initiative (GLOSACI)?

GLOSACI is a network of artists, creative enterprises, cultural activists, arts NGOs and others engaged in civil society cultural spaces across the Global South, that actively seeks to promote and defend the interests of its members at national, regional and global levels. For more information visit website 

The 2019 Artists & Climate Change Incubator – New York
There’s still time to register!

New York City
Monday – Friday, July 22 – 26, 2019
10am – 5:30pm
Fee: $385
Leader: Chantal Bilodeau

Calling all artists, activists, scientists, and educators who want to engage or further their engagement with climate change through artistic practices! Join The Arctic Cycle for the Artists & Climate Change Incubator, July 22 – 26, 2019 at The Lark in New York City. All disciplines are welcome and individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations and communities are encouraged to attend. The Incubator is an inclusive environment that supports diverse perspectives.

During this 5-day intensive, participants interact with accomplished guest speakers from fields such as environmental humanities, climate science, climate change activism, and visual and performing arts. Work sessions allow everyone to dig deep into the challenges and concerns of working at the intersection of arts and climate change such as embracing activism without sacrificing personal vision and artistic integrity, letting go of the idea of “product,” and creating empowering climate narratives. Group exercises and discussions cover a range of topics including:

• How to think about climate change as a systemic issue
• How to effectively engage communities
• How to take the arts out of traditional venues to reach underserved populations
• How to develop collaborative projects with non-arts partners to achieve specific goals
• How to reframe climate change narratives to energize audiences

Limited to 20 participants.

All sessions will take place at The Lark, 311 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis. Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation.

For more information, visit the website or contact us at

TWB Digest

Dear Reader, check out events, upcoming deadlines and more. 

National / International Theatre Practitioner – Tender Specification 

The Theatre & Peacebuilding Academy based at the Playhouse Derry-Londonderry Northern Ireland is seeking to appoint two Resident National / International Socially Engaged Theatre Practitioners who will each deliver a 1 x 3-week scoping (research & development) study and 1 x 6 month (minimum) residency which culminates in a multi-media theatre performance involving a minimum of seven community participants.

The Playhouse in partnership with Holywell Trust, Thomas D’Arcy McGee Foundation and Queens University Belfast received significant funding from the EU Peace IV to deliver theTheatre and Peacebuilding Academy starting January 2018 – June 2020. The 2.5 year project will be delivered in locations throughout Northern Ireland and the Border Counties.

The Theatre Peace Building Academy draws from this previous work and will programme national / international theatre artists with significant experience of using arts activity in areas of conflict & post conflict to promote healing and reconciliation.

Project Base:                     The Playhouse, Derry-Londonderry
Location:                             Northern Ireland & the Border Counties of Ireland
Timescale:                          Each appointed Theatre Practitioners scoping study (3-weeks) and residencies (6-months) will be a minimum of 6 months 3      weeks. They must be completed by April 2020

Application Process:      The application process is a three staged process.

Fee per appointment:                   Theatre Practitioner = €26,000 – €35,200 

Tender information, including the application please follow:

Tender Deadline: 1pm GMT, 5th June 2019
Interviews (shortlisted candidates): 13th June 2019
Appointment will be subject to eligibility to work in the UK.


Early Bird Tickets International Community Arts Festival 

You can now register for an early bird ticket for ICAF 2020. This edition, themed VISION, is bringing together artists from Australia, Pakistan, China, India, Portugal, Mexico, Honduras, Morocco, Cyprus, Greece, Poland, USA, and many more. In the eccentric city of Rotterdam they will show the potential of art to surprise, inspire and connect people across borders, cultures and languages. Go to theticket page for information on the festival packages & special discount and send an e-mail to info@icafrotterdam.comto book your early bird ticket. Looking for information on places to stay and how to get around in Rotterdam? We are here to help you. In the coming weeks, we will share all the visitor informationyou need to know to have the most comfortable festival experience possible.

Future creative cities – Why culture is a smart investment for cities

New Eurocities – KEA report reflecting on innovative local cultural policies and setting out a vision for the future of cultural and creative place-making in cities and regions.
This report takes stock of the experience of Culture for Cities and Regions, a €1M initiative funded by the Creative Europe programme between 2015 and 2017. 150 cities and regions took part in the three-year programme of peer-learning activities.
Our report presents concrete examples aiming to tackle key cultural challenges at local level. These include: facing the demographic challenge; empowering audience; and developing better partnerships between local administrations and cultural and creative spaces.
While investment in culture is perceived as inherently risky, Culture for Cities and Regions debunked that myth, building ample evidence that investing in culture pays off.
To make cultural investment work in cities, we put forward the following recommendations:

  • Set out a bold vision for culture in your city
  • Understand your cultural resources
  • Value your cultural workers
  • Think in terms of innovation (R&D&I) for culture
  • Help cultural workers to get organised locally
  • Encourage accidental encounters for innovation in the CCS
  • Identify ‘linking pins’ or ‘creative mediators’
  • Monitor and evaluate: document impacts of culture on the wider society and economy

You can read the full report here.

For more information, contact Arthur Le Gall:

American Dance Abroad–Pitchbook: Volume VI OPEN for Submissions through June 24 

American Dance Abroad’s biannual Pitchbookis a print and digital publication that promotes new projects by U.S. dance artists to international dance programmers. The print edition is distributed at networking conferences and gatherings such as Performing Arts Market Seoul, China Shanghai International Arts Festival Performing Arts Fair and more! The digital edition is available for download from the ADA website and is distributed to hundreds of international programmer colleagues through ADA’s newsletter.

American Dance Abroad will select approximately 10 projects that have premiered after September 1, 2018 or will premiere before September 30, 2020, in this sixth edition of Pitchbook. The cost to submit is $30; there is no additional publication fee for selected projects. 
Browse past issues, learn more about the benefits of being included in Pitchbook, and read our “Frequently Asked Questions”: Learn more. 

Important Dates to Note: 
June 24: Deadline for Pitchbooksubmissions (there will be NO extensions
July 12: Pitchbook applicants notified of results 
August 12: Deadline for materials to be submitted by selected Pitchbook artists 
September 2: Publication date for digital edition of Pitchbook (subject to change) 
September 30: Publication date for print edition of Pitchbook (subject to change) 

If selected for Pitchbook: Volume VI, you will be asked to submit (by August 12): 

Project title 
Two photos (high-resolution/300dpi; one vertical, one horizontal) 
Company logo (high-resolution/300dpi)
Five-minute video pitch about new work being proposed 
Premiere date/location 
Titles of other pieces the work will be presented with 
Type of support being sought 
Other pertinent information 

*Please do not submit if you will be unable to provide these items. If you are unclear about any of these points, please visit our FAQ page. 

Submit Now


WHAT: 4 full days of wellness and creative workshops, safe space for reflection, sharing and healing, peer learning, mindfulness practices, light sport activities and relaxation designed for cultural managers and arts / cultural professionals who have experienced a burnout, exhaustion, permanent tiredness
WHEN: 8 – 13 July 2019 (8th and 13th are travel days)
WHERE: MAKAK Bed and Breakfast, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis but no later than 31 May 2019.


When busy, tired, burnout start settling into our everyday vocabulary and become too intimate friends, it may prove useful to take some time and space to breathe and observe just where you are amidst your narrative. The need to connect deeply to life is hardwired into each person, yet many of us still struggle to do so in the context of contemporary life. But what if there are different ways to allow the aliveness around life to feed our energy every day? How can we stay open to life as it wants to emerge within us? Could there be a way to break out of the patterns? Join a like-minded collective that engages in the process of exploring the possibilities of imprinting self-care in our lives and increasing the well-being of our communities.

Critical Stages/Scènes Critiques is available online to the reader without financial, legal or technical barriers. Ιt is a peer-reviewed journal fully committed to the Open Access Initiative. It  offers a platform for debate and exploration of a wide range of theatre and performance art manifestations from all over the world. Our aim is to make our readers feel that Critical Stages/Scènes Critiques is their “local” journal with a global reach. 

Are you bankable as a cultural entrepreneur?

How is the funding of the cultural and creative sectors perceived by financial institutions? Do you speak the banking language? After a few months delivering workshops to banks, KEA is proposing 10 take-away to help cultural and creative entrepreneurs.

Border Crossings: Book Tickets for Moving-Image Masterpieces

On the Move 

Digest #366

Dear reader 

in this issue,

Artistic Business Lab.  For international choreographers and dancers.

DATES: from July 8th to July 14th.
LOCATION: Le Carreau du Temple, Paris 03
PUBLIC: This program is intended primarily for choreographers and dancers wishing to develop their business abilities around their next creation. Applicant must be able to complete a training in English. 

Artistic Business Lab Homepage
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Theatricultural Exchange Residency/Third Edition 22 – 28 AUGUST 2019 – TEHRAN 

The third Theatricultural Exchange will be taking place for a week (August 23 – 29, 2019) in Tehran, and will focus on the “Immigrant Artist”. All artists who are active in the field of theatre (Actors, Directors, Playwrights, Stage Designers, Costume Designers, Lighting Designers, etc.), and dancers and choreographers are invited to participate in this event organized by Bohemi Theatre Group with the collaboration of MadArt House Institute. 

Artists who are interested can submit the following requirements to All submissions must be received by May 20, 2019. 
– A motivation letter (max. 500 words) (In writing your motivation letter, please have these questions in mind: why do you consider yourself as an immigrant artist? What are you looking for in this residency? How has immigration affected your career?) – Resume (CV) and a picture of the artist – Video material of the recent works (if available) – The website of the person or the group (if available) 

Obligations of the residency during the one-week event: – Providing accommodations during the residency time – Breakfast and lunch (except for 2 free days in the schedule) – Tickets to the plays chosen to be watched in the residency program – Airport transfer on arrival and departure (close to the residency timeframe) 

American Dance Abroad + Register for Seattle Workshop

The International Contemporary Dance Festival “New Baltic Dance” is an annual event, organized by Lithuanian Dance Information Centre and Vilnius Festivals since 1997.

It is the largest and the most important dance event not only in Lithuania but also in the Baltic States, with more than 2,700-3,000 spectators every year and more than a dozen stage arts professionals from around the world.

Learn more about the festival:
Watch a promotional video:

American Dance Abroad will offer its international skill-building workshop to the
Northwest performing arts community this May 18-19, 2019. Register now.

Tyre International Music Festival 2019in honoring of the Musician Melhem Barakat

Saturday 27 April 2019 at 5:00 PMat the Lebanese National Theater in Tyre.
The opening schedule: photography and drawing exhibition, documentary film screening and a musical evening.
The festival will be attended by local and foreign performances, it will run from April 27 to 30 with musical performances every day from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

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On the Move
Trans Europe Halle
The Magdalena Project 
International Theatre Institute
Women in the Arts and Media Coalition

Climate Change Theatre Action 2019


Looking for Enthusiastic Producing Collaborators!

It’s that time again! We’re thrilled to invite you to be a part of Climate Change Theatre Action 2019, our global participatory project that uses theatre to bring communities together and encourage them to take local and global action on climate. Whether you’re new or participated in 2015 or 2017, we hope you’ll join us in holding a reading or performance of short climate change plays this fall to coincide with the United Nations Santiago Climate Change Conference (COP25), where world leaders will gather to discuss ways to reduce global carbon emissions.

WHEN: September 15 – December 21, 2019

WHERE: Wherever you are WE PROVIDE: A collection of 50 short plays written under the theme “Lighting the Way” that address various aspects of climate change; a list of resources to help make your Action effective and unique; organizational and marketing support; and a lot of enthusiasm!

YOUR CONTRIBUTION: You agree to organize and present an event between September 15 and December 21, 2019 using at least one of the plays from our collection. Your event can be anything from an intimate reading to a fully staged show, and from a podcast to a site specific performance.

Visit our website for more detail and the list of participating playwrights. Contact us at to register your event and get access to the plays. This year, we’re determined to get all 50 US states represented (we had 41 states in 2017). Please help us spread the word and forward this call to anyone who might be interested! And make sure to follow us on Facebook and YouTube.

CultureHub and Chaotic Sequence Productions present: "turning your body into a compass"


CultureHub and Chaotic Sequence Productions present

the World Premiere of “turning your body into a compass”

A 360˚ Livestream Web Story by playwright Catherine Filloux

May 13, 3pm, Eastern Standard Time, with Live Chat to follow

(New York, NY) CultureHub and Chaotic Sequence Productions are thrilled to announce the premiere of turning your body into a compass, by award-winning human rights playwright Catherine Filloux.  Shot as a 360˚ LiveStream Web production, it tells the urgent story of two women who understand that the question of a child’s right to survive and thrive is one we all need to confront every minute of every day.

turning your body into a compass will be livestreamed by CultureHub

on May 13, 2019, at 3pm, Eastern Standard Time, at this link:

Subsequently the web story will be archived.  

Directed by Daria Sommers

Produced by Daria Sommers and Arthur Vincie

Theater Director: DeMone Seraphin, The New American Theatre Company, NY

Associate Producer and Outreach Coordinator:  Alexa Jordan

Livestreaming and video production by CultureHub

The cast includes: Nadia Bowers, Chelsea Davis, Lori Hammel, Belén Moyano, Felipe Salinas, and others to be announced.  

Casting Director for the children’s roles:  Susan Rybin, Rybin Talent Management

turning your body into a compass – story summary

Set against the backdrop of this country’s escalating crackdown on immigrant families and children, Jean Hatch, a human rights advocate, finds herself at a crossroads.  Desperate to expose the trauma our immigration policies inflict on innocent children, she aches for a fresh approach. When Jean meets Sophie Goldman, a neuroscientist whose work documents how the stress of deportation and separation alters a child’s brain development, the two women decide to combine forces. As Jean and Sophie fight an uphill battle to make those in power understand the consequences of their actions, the two women must hope against hope that their work will make a difference and one day change, even humanize, our current immigration policy.

turning your body into a compass is the newest work by Catherine Filloux, who has been writing about human rights and social issues for 25 years, including such works as whatdoesfreemean?, Kidnap Road, Selma ’65, Luz, Killing the Boss, Lemkin’s House, Eyes of the Heart, and The Beauty Inside. Filloux was the recipient of the 2017 Otto Award for Political Theatre. Previous recipients include director Emily Mann and playwright Kia Corthron. Presented by Castillo Theatre, the Otto Awards recognize and connect theater artists engaged in creating political, experimental and community-based theatre.


Catherine Filloux is an award-winning playwright who has been writing about human rights and social justice for twenty-five years.  In New York City, Catherine was honored with the 2017 Otto René Castillo Award for Political Theatre and with the 2015 Planet Activist Award.  Filloux’s new play “whatdoesfreemean?” produced by Nora’s Playhouse, premiered in New York in July, 2018.  Her play Kidnap Road premiered at La MaMa and was presented by Anna Deavere Smith as part of NYU’s Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue.  Catherine is the librettist for three produced operas; and her most recent is Olga Neuwirth’s new opera, Orlando to premiere at the Vienna State Opera in 2019.  She is developing a new musical, All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go, with composer Jimmy Roberts, and John Daggett, which is a 2018 NAMT finalist.

Daria Sommers is a director, writer and producer whose work includes both fiction and non-fiction. Her multiple award-winning films include the feature-length documentary Lioness, winner of Duke’s Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award at the Full Frame Film Festival, the half-hour 35 mm drama Ready to Burn, winner of Panavision’s New Director Award and Three Trembling Cities, a web series on immigrants in New York City, winner of Best Drama at UK WebFest and Philly TV Fest.  Daria’s work has garnered support from the NEH, the NEA, the Sundance Documentary Fund, the Fledgling Fund, Chicken and Egg Pictures, NYSCA and the John Whitney Payson Fund among many others. She has written extensively on arts and culture for multiple publications and been an artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony and Mass MoCA, served on the Metropolitan Museum’s Program for Art on Film and the UN’s One In A Billion Film Series.

Arthur Vincie (Chaotic Sequence Productions) has over 10 years of film and television production experience as a writer, producer, and director. He recently wrote and directed Three Trembling Cities, a fictional web series about the inner lives and daily struggles of NYC immigrants. The show is available on several platforms, and won Best Diverse Representation at Toronto Webfest, Best Drama at the Minnesota Webfest, Philly TV Fest and the UK Webfest, the Made In NY award at the Brooklyn Webfest, and the Best Multicultural Webseries at the Baltimore New Media Festival. It has played in over 20 festivals across the world, and has been invited to several special events, including Irondale Theater’s ‘Not Normal’ program and the New York Public’ Library’s Immigrant Heritage Week. Arthur also wrote and directed Found In Time, a sci-fi feature, which won Best Feature Film at Art of Brooklyn and the Space and Time film festivals, and Best Sci-Fi Feature awards at the Shriekfest, Shockerfest, Intendence, Genre Celebration, Phoenix Comic-Con, and ZedFest festivals. It went to 28 festivals, and was released on Amazon, Vudu, Dish, and other platforms.

DeMone Seraphin is founding artistic director of The New American Theatre Co. New York and is excited to share creative space with this incredible crew!  Selected directing credits include Topdog Underdog, The Exonerated, Dutchman, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Jitney, Split Second, Endangered Species (world premiere), The Mountaintop, Runaways, Winter’s Tale, and Barnum.  As an actor DeMone’s credits include Miss Saigon, Ragtime, Rent, J.C. Superstar, Sideshow, Big River, Elf, A Fairytale Christmas, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Once on This Island.  DeMone is the recipient of a regional Emmy Award and the Joseph Jefferson Award.

Alexa Jordan, a recent graduate from Vassar College, is an actress, and playwright. Her first full length play, Fine, a drama about a therapist and her patients, was awarded the Marilyn Swartz Seven award. Alexa also recently produced and performed in Fine at The Wild Project theater. She currently works with The Mustique Charitable Foundation, as their development assistant. As a passionate mental health advocate, Alexa couldn’t be more grateful to be working on turning your body into a compass. (Alexa has also worked on Kidnap Road, and All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go, with Catherine Filloux.)

About CultureHub: CultureHub is a global art and technology community with locations in New York, Los Angeles, Korea, Italy, and Indonesia founded in partnership with La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and the Seoul Institute of the Arts. Through artist residencies, professional services, and creative collaborations, CultureHub advances the work of artists experimenting with emerging technologies and fostering new artistic forms. CultureHub’s residency program brings artists from diverse backgrounds to its global sites to develop interdisciplinary projects, teach workshops, and present works-in-progress to audiences. CultureHub serves the global arts and technology community by offering services such as livestreaming, telepresence, and video and projection design. In association with founding partners, the Seoul Institute of the Arts and La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, CultureHub regularly presents original work that explores new forms of storytelling often in collaboration with artists and companies who have been in residence at one of CultureHub’s global sites. The resulting projects range from newly developed and accessible telepresence softwares to full scale performance art projects that tour the world. CultureHub’s designs have been nominated for Outstanding Innovative Design by the New York Innovative Theatre Awards.




Host an Event in Your Community

WHAT: CCTA is a global participatory project that uses theatre to bring communities together and encourage them to take local and global action on climate.

WHEN: September 15 – December 21, 2019 to coincide with the United Nations Santiago Climate Conference (COP25).

WHERE: Wherever you are.

WE PROVIDE: A collection of 50 short climate change plays from around the world written under the theme “Lighting the Way”; a list of resources to help make your Action effective and unique; organizational and marketing support; and a lot of enthusiasm!

YOUR CONTRIBUTION: You agree to organize and present an event between September 15 and December 21, 2019 using at least one of the plays from our collection. Your event can be anything from an intimate reading to a fully staged show, and from a podcast to a site specific performance.

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