TWB e-letter

In this issue check out for call for applications from: Brown University, Women in the Arts and Media coalition, Performers without Borders, Intercultural Leadership Institute, CECArts Link, Company of Wolves. And a Polish Theatre Festival at Lamama E.T.C and Bethlehem International Performing Arts Festival


Performances without Borders seek anyone interested in joining their tour INDIA 2018 PWB Team. It runs from Jan 4th-April 8th 2018, you will need to contribute £750 which covers your food, accommodation and travel on tour, plus flights etc. If you are interested please email your interest, why you would like to be considered and some information about your skills and experience in the areas of performing, Team work, teaching and travelling.We look forward to hearing from you! Please find more information about the tour.​


The Brown University Department of Literary Arts is currently seeking applications and nominations for the 2018 – 2019 International Writers Project Fellowship. The fellowship provides institutional, intellectual, artistic and social support to writers who face personal danger, oppression, and/or threats to their livelihood in nations throughout the world.
Writers interested in applying for the fellowship should send a case history, providing publishing history and explaining need, a writing sample (preferably in English), and  a resume,  to the International Writers Project, Department of Literary Arts, Box 1923, Brown University, Providence, RI   02912, or they may email materials to  Letters of support from persons acquainted with the candidate’s situation and eligibility are also helpful.  Anyone wishing to make the IWP aware of a writer in need, or wishing to nominate a candidate, should also contact the program as noted above.   The IWP will accept applications until February 15, 2018.  More information about the IWP is available on the website, or contact  Lori Baker
Intercultural Leadership Institute are excited to release the application guidelines for the second cohort of the Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI), a collaborative program of Alternate ROOTSFirst Peoples FundNational Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) and PA’I Foundation. Learn more here
What’s happening?
AITA/IATA Associates Diyar Theatre / Diyar Academy for Children and Youth announce BIPAF (Bethlehem International Performing Arts Festival) to be held in October 2018 in Bethlehem, Palestine.
All performers must be older than 16 years and productions should be between 40 and 60 minutes.
There is more information HERE and a slide show with information is HERE.
Applications will be accepted until 30 November 2017  and information can be provided by Rami Khader of Diyar Theatre
La MaMa E.T.C. in association with Perforations Festival,
Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Polish Cultural Institute
presents Polish Artists at the Perforations Festival 
Acclaimed Glasgow-based laboratory theatre Company of Wolves are offering our first workshop in the USA, 9-10 December 2017 in Minneapolis. This is a rare opportunity to experience Company of Wolves’ unique body based approach to training and material creation, sourced in a profound study of the Polish laboratory theatre tradition and modern improvisation techniques. APPLY 
Grants. Awards. Residencies 
1. CEC ArtsLink grants for Artists  and Arts managers 
2. Back Apartment Residency Opportunity for Artists and Curators
3. Women in the Arts and Coalition:
Media Collaboration Award 2018 Click Here for Application Send all inquiries and questions to: Deadline Wednesday, February 14th, 2018. 

Apply to South India Artist Intensive

Apply to South India Artist Intensive If you have any questions about the program or other Theater Mitu research and training initiatives please contact or visit:
3. Rotary Peace Fellowship Program Applications now being accepted for 2018. Are you ready to join a global community of social change leaders dedicated to building more peaceful societies? Do you want to gain new skills so you can help prevent and resolve conflict, and be a catalyst for change? With the Rotary Peace Fellowship program, you can. For more Rotary Peace Fellowship

India Theatre Programme: Deadline EXTENDED 

In response to requests from applicants, the submission deadline for applications to the India Theatre Programme has been extended to 30 April 2016.
Do note, the applications are being considered on a  rolling basis. The decision on the application  will be conveyed within five working days from the date we receive the application. Keeping this in mind, we strongly urge applicants to send in their applications at the earliest to give you enough time for travel and other personal arrangements.
If you have any queries, please feel free to email us on We look forward to receiving your applications.
For further information about the application process, please look through our website

GETIndia 2015. We are getting ready!

 GETIndia 2015. We are getting ready!

Global Empowerment Theatre is excited to announce that our 2015 GETIndia program will kick off this coming January in partnership with the Akanksha Foundation in Mumbai. The Akanksha Foundation has been providing opportunities for youth in Mumbai and Pune for over 20 years. 
We look forward to sharing the stories of these incredible students as our program gets underway this January.

To learn more about our GETIndia 2015 partner, The Akanksha Foundation, visit their website here.

"Imagine a world where we think beyond ourselves, so that the world we create is kinder, more forgiving, more gentle…I wonder what the world would look like if it was easier to give than take, easier to share than hoard, easier to be good than not. I wonder what the world would look like if we learned more from our children." 

– Shaheen Mistri, Founder of Akanksha

Stay tuned for a very exciting announcement from these alumni.

“We don’t get to discuss exactly how we can improve the situation in Zanzibar or Tanzania. We don’t get that opportunity in school. The GET program was a place where we could discuss problems and solutions.”

 If you would like to support GETheatre's work with Akanksha and our expansion to work with young girls in Kenya please click the donate now button to make a secure tax deductible donation through Artspire, our fiscal sponsor.

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Adishakti Announces:'Acting Shakespeare' – an eleven-day workshop on King Lear, led by Tim Supple-India

Adishakti Announces:'Acting Shakespeare' – an eleven-day workshop on King Lear, led by Tim Supple-India


Tim Supple has directed and adapted theatre throughout the UK and in Europe, India, North and South America, North Africa and West Asia. He has worked regularly at the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company in the UK and was Artistic Director of the Young Vic from 1993 to 2000. For his company Dash Arts he has directed A Midsummer Nights Dream with artists from all over India, commissioned by Britsh Council, which toured extensively across India and in UK, Europe, Australia and North America between 2006 and 2008. In 2011 his six hour adaptation of On Thousand and One Nights with artists from across the Arabic-speaking world was the hit of Edinburgh International Festival and he is now developing major theatre works in India, Iran and the post-Soviet States.

The workshop aims to investigate all aspects of the demands of Shakespeare’s text on the actor. It brings awareness of the three major aspects of acting King Lear: text, creation of character and physical realisation.
Each day will begin with the practice of Kalaripayattu, the Kerala form of Martial Art; followed by exploration to develop a physical language and bring awareness of the realities of hierarchy, ritual, family, war, sexuality and violence that are essential to King Lear.
Vocal and text exercises will be conducted in the afternoon which will explore the speech, thought, actions and emotional realities of Shakespear’s characters. Each day will culminate in the realisation of scenes.
The workshop is designed to welcome all levels knowledge of English. So excellence in the language is NOT a requirement. The workshop is open to all; however, all applications will be screened by Mr. Supple before finalising the list of participants.
For more details, please contact: 0413 – 2622297 or write to:



Call for Papers: University of Delhi Conference-Festival on Plurilingualism and Orality in Translation

Call for Papers: University of Delhi Conference-Festival on Plurilingualism and Orality in Translation

Indraprastha College for Women

University of Delhi

Conference-Festival on Plurilingualism and Orality in Translation

2-4 March 2015

Call for Papers

Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi, in collaboration with the Translation Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and translation,the international journal of transdisciplinary studies, is organising a ConFest, which plans to combine an academic conference with a festival of arts (theatre, film, folk art, handicrafts, etc.) around the two main themes of plurilingualism and orality.


Moving from ortho-centric traditions and the notion of original texts, to cultures of memory and orality problematizes the idea and act of translation. The circulation of texts in a social climate of mass illiteracy adds further complexity to the question of how texts travel. The Conference-Festival foregrounds two issues: firstly, the nature of oral translation in cultures and traditions of orality, and secondly plurilingualism and the role of translation in plurilingual cultures.



For too long Translation Studies has ignored the presence and importance of oral traditions in creating a translated text. Orality is present in all kind of translations. Translation Studies must thus contend with orality andplurilingualism. As far as plurilingualism is concerned, the Western tradition based on linguistic difference in terms of national difference, still dominates in Translation Studies, and needs to be challenged and transcended.


The reality of translation, both in the West and the East in our globalized world, needs to be represented and studied with theoretical and methodological tools that take into consideration plurilingualism and orality at a variety of levels: the internet, global cultures, diaspora communities, arts, tourism, just to name a few. As a consequence of the inclusion of these two issues, traditionally relegated more to interpreting studies than to translation studies, is that we envision the bridging of the divide between these two areas, since the practices of translation and interpreting  are more intertwined than we care to admit.

The event itself will signal this wider and more open perspective towards translation and will be organized as a “ConFest”–Conference and Festival together—since different forms of expression in translation will be included: academic papers will be presented together with performances, films, music, exhibitions, debates and round-table discussions.



Situating the conference in Delhi is a strategic choice and with this location the organizers want to underscore the importance of going beyond traditional Western perspectives to achieve the goal of inclusion of the perspectives presented above. The ConFest will showcase how in this geographical region orality translates into polysemiotic representations. Translation through the perspectives of plurilingualism and orality thus will not be limited to literature and literary texts, but will include expressions and acts of artists and artisans in the interpretative act of translation of the literary and the non-literary.

The keynote speakers on the occasion are:

Prof. Roma Chatterji

Department of Sociology

Delhi School of Economics

University of Delhi. Delhi. India

Prof. D.Venkat Rao

Department of English Literature

School of English Literary Studies

The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU)

Hyderabad. India


Prof. Judy Wakabayashi          

Professor of Japanese Translation

Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies

Kent State University. USA

 Due Dates:

Abstracts (ca 300 words) may be sent to and marked Confest 2015

When submitting, please consider the possibility of including present performances, art works, videos, as alternatives to theoretical papers. We would encourage submissions that consider  forms of expression other than the written language.

 Submission of Abstracts :  15 Oct. 2014

Notification of Acceptance: 15 Dec. 2014

For any other information please contact :

Dr. Vinita Sinha

 Babli Moitra Saraf   Siri Nergaard  Edwin Gentzler

Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre Art Research presents ‘The Tenth Head.’ [India]

Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre Art Research presents ‘The Tenth Head.’  [India]

No.121/4AB, Edayanchavadi Road, Near Toll Booth,

Auroville Post, Vanur Taluk, Villupuram District

Tamil Nadu 605 101

Tel No: 0413 2622287, 2622402



On the 7th and 8th of May at 7pm Adishakti  will show a new version of its latest production The Tenth Head. We invite you to view it. For those who might come from places far away from Pondicherry, such as Chennai or Bangalore, we offer you the show, dinner ( over chats with the artists and other audience members) and overnight stay ( on a twin sharing basis )followed by breakfast for Rs 500/- per head. For those only interested in the show and dinner the cost would be Rs 200/- per head.

As accommodation is limited, do let us know at adishaktiprogram@gmail.comif you care to take up our offer and how many beds you would need and whether you are vegetarian or non vegetarian.

Adidkakti announces ‘Lighting Design workshop’ led by Jonathan O’hear

Adidkakti  announces  ‘Lighting Design workshop’ led by Jonathan O’hear

DATES: 19 – 24 MAY 2014



No. 121/4AB

Edayanchavadi Road

Near Toll Booth

Auroville Post

Vanur Taluk

Villupuram District – 605 101

Tamil nadu



The residential workshop is non technical and focused on understanding the psychological and physiological impact of light on human beings and how we can understand this and use it to develop a “language of light.

“It invites actors, dancers, directors, choreographers, aspiring lighting designers or just about anyone who is curious about understanding light. We will discuss light in nature and in art focusing on its emotional and psychological effects on human beings. An attempt to understand how we can use light as an artistic medium for stage performances, as objects, and in life. In concordance with the multifaceted nature of light, the workshop will be a mix of theory, observation and sensing” – Jonathan O’Hear


Jonathan lives in Geneva and has worked for choreographers such as Foofwa Dlmobilite (Neopost Ahrrrt), Rebecca Spinetti (Cobalt) and Play Director: Georges Guereiro (Baraka cie) on all their productions. Jonathan has been the Lighting and Video designer for over a hundred productions in New York, Geneva, Paris and Brussels in venues such a Baryshnikov Arts Center, Dance New Amsterdam, Association de la Danse Contemporaine, Bercym Le theatre des Amandiers, Palexpo, La Comedie de Geneve, le Botanique, le Theatre Varia and many others. He has also been the director of photography for a dozen short movies and music and sports video clips.

Off late, Jonathan has been working on Design and production of interactive video for live performances and development of a video compression system for low bandwidth. He has been experimenting with the use of new technologies and human interference such as generating an organic form of light movement and using a track pad to move and reshape it live during the performance.

For more details contact: 9578542882 / 0413 2622287,

South India Artist Intensive Application Deadline April, 1st

South India Artist Intensive Application Deadline April, 1st

Don't forget – the deadline for submitting applications for this summer's  

South India Artist Intensive is April 1st (for notification April 7th).

More information on the Intensive is below, including links 

to our informational pages and application.

If you have any questions about the program or would like to speak to company members or program alumni about their experiences with the intensive, please contact


DATES: July 6th to July 27th, 2014

LOCATION: Visthar Center for Social Justice and Peace, Bangalore, India

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1st (for notification April 7th)

PROGRAM FEE: $3,900 (includes round trip airfare from New York City, 

room and board, and domestic travel for programmed cultural activities and outings)

**NOTE: if you will not require airfare to/from India or would like to organize your

own travel the adapted program fee will be $2,900, this must be noted in your application.


For further details and information about our program please visit:

Adishakti Program: Actor’s Workshop: Call for applications

Adishakti Program: Actor’s Workshop: Call for applications


A ten day workshop for actors from10th to 20th of March 2014

About Adishakti
Founded in 1981 Adishakti is a performance company engaged in the research and reanimation of traditional knowledges in theatre, dance, music, movement and craft forms — with a view to creating a contemporary hybrid aesthetic and performance language. Over the years it has evolved a largely physical craft for feeding the physical, vocal and psychological expression of the actor based on certain physical forms like Kalaripayattu the Kerala martial art form, breath practices for psychological expression used in Koodiyattam a form of classical Sanskrit Theatre and the rhythm patterns of music which accompany Koodiyattam performance. Although all these forms are rooted in a specific cultural context Adishakti has endeavored to seek out the fundamental principles underlying these practices to make them applicable to a wide constituency of performers: those from different cultural and aesthetic contexts and from different kinds of contemporary and traditional performance.

The workshop aims to equip the participant in the basics of this physical craft and to be autonomous in applying and extending this praxis towards their own performance practice.


How to Apply:

To initiate the process of booking please send us a small CV and acceptance letter by email. For further correspondence please write to Vinaykumar or Nimmy Raphel in any of the following email addresses. or
And reach them at the following number
+919443389962 (Vinay),  +919487514962 (Nimmy)

As seats are limited, send in your forms early.
On hearing from us regarding your selection, book your place by sending an advance of the full fee.

Fee will be INR 30,000/- including lesson fee, accommodation on a twin sharing basis, food, laundry, etc.

For wire transfer / bank transfer the details are given below:

Name of Account Holder: Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre Art Research
Account Number: 05640200027975
Account Type: Current Account
Name and Address of Bank: Bank of Baroda, No 58-60 Vellala Street,
Pudhucherry 605001
MICR Code Number: 605012002
payments by demand draft should be payable to ALTAR or Adishakti and posted to:
Veenapani Chawla, Adwaitam,8 Appavou Nagar, Vazhakulam, Pondicherry 605012,India

Before making either wire transfer or demand draft payment please intimate at
the following email address.
Email :
919443389962 / 9487514962
Tel : 91-413-2622402/287