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Oldenburg (Oldbg), Germany

12 – 18 June 2017

ASSITEJ Germany’s International Directors’ Seminar invites directors of theatre for young audiences from all over the world to share their ideas. In the past 40 years ASSITEJ Germany has welcomed almost 500 directors at theaters in 13 German cities. A list of all participants and themes can be found here: National centers all over the world are now invited to nominate a director as a participant for next year’s seminar on the topic of “Streets and Crossroads”. Applications need to be sent to ASSITEJ Germany (Meike Fechner  by November 7th, 2016.

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Happy New Ears – Music Theatre for Young Audiences; an International Congress

Dates: Sunday 20th November 2016 – Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Place: Various venues including Nationaltheater Mannheim. Mannheim, Germany

Registration: 20th July – 10th October 2016


Happy New Ears will bring together artists from across Europe already active in the field of music theatre for young audiences with those who want to be so. Experiment spaces and group discussions in conjunction with performances featured in the parallel festival of the same will offer an environment for discussion and reflection on, amongst others, the following questions: What is contemporary Music theatre for Young Audiences and how does it presents itself in Germany and Europe? How can the development of experimental work methods and new performance approaches be nurtured for the future?

All practicing artists active in, and students of, the following fields are invited: composition, libretti, music, singing, direction, dramaturgy, visual art. Equally, colleagues and students of teaching, research, arts communication and promotion who are interested in the development of contemporary music theatre for children are most welcome.