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As well as a broad performance, symposium and social programme, ON THE EDGE will play host to 2016’s Next Generation – a group of talented emerging movers and shakers of Theatre for Young Audiences who hail from across the world.

We are extremely excited to welcome this select group of young and emerging TYA professionals to Birmingham to embark upon a tailored programme of development opportunities. They will join a growing network of Next Generation alumni scattered across the globe, many of whom have established ongoing collaborations and working partnerships.

Here’s the who’s who of 2016!

Aamir Nawaz: a director based in Pakistan
Catherine Boot: a circus maker based in England
Derem Ciray: a playwright based in Turkey
Eilidh MacAskill: a live artist based in Scotland
Emma Jayne Park: a dancer based in Scotland
Georgiana Saggiante Montero: an actor based in Mexico
Heidi Schoenenberger: an American scholar based in Ireland
Jayne Batzofin: a theatremaker based in South Africa
Katy Weir: a director based in England
Kirsty Roberts: a designer based in England
Leonie Bruckner: a dancer based in Austria
Luciana Candido de Lima: a theatre maker based in Brazil
Niamh Ni Chonchubhair: a creative producer based in Ireland
Sachiyo Yorifuji: a Japanese theatremaker based in Germany
Samantha Porciello: a theatre maker based in Northern Ireland
Sanyuka Saha: a theatre maker/educator/activist based in India
Sarah Hope Morrisey: an Irish actor based in England
Sascha Copeland: a choreographer based in New Zealand
Stacey Sampson: a writer based in England
Thong Pei Qin: a director based in Singapore
Zahra Ghaderi: a director based in Iran

“We can’t wait to welcome this fantastic group of future TYA leaders to ON THE EDGE! We were inundated with brilliant applications for this programme, and our final selection are representative of a wealth of talent emerging within our sector. Each brings his or her specialism and culture to the group, and they will work together over the course of a week to learn from and contribute to the best of TYA. ”
Natalie Wilson, Next Generation Coordinator

ON THE EDGE is the world festival of theatre for young audiences and the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2016. Delegate packages are on sale now, Early Bird Discount is available on Gold Packages until the end of March and we will be announcing the Symposium programme in the coming weeks!
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