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Saturday, January 11, 2020


“ASSITEJ SA is gearing up for an exciting year as we start to plan our first Cradle of Creativity in Gauteng in 2021,” says Yvette Hardie, National Director: ASSITEJ South Africa.

ASSITEJ SA focuses on the capacity to:
-Create access to theatre for all children and young people
-Support and develop theatre makers working for young audiences
-Empower education through bringing theatre into the classroom
-Promote international connections and partnerships to advocate for the arts

“In the run up to that festival, we will host our incubation festival, In the Works (the African Youth Theatre and Dance Festival), at the Market Theatre in August this year. This festival is designed to work WITH children and young people to ensure that quality work in dance and theatre is created FOR them,” says Hardie.

“We are also excited to have become a MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet recipient. This means that you can contribute to ASSITEJ SA's mission to ensure that every child in South Africa can experience high quality arts, while shopping at Woolworths and connected stores. Please add ASSITEJ SA to your beneficiaries or sign up for a MySchool card, by filling in the attached form and emailing to

“2020 is also the year of our 20th World Congress and Performing Arts Festival, Mirai, which will be held in Tokyo, Japan. We are delighted that a number of South African productions, researchers, and artists have been selected to participate in different aspects of this mega-event. We look forward to flying the SA flag high this year and ensuring that the world knows what our country has to offer.”

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