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Photo: members of ASSITEJ Korea

Last March 20th, ASSITEJ Korea held a ceremony to celebrate the World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People with the 15th ASSITEJ Award and the third Best Actor Award in Daehangno, theatre district in Seoul.

With attended ASSITEJ Korea members, ASSITEJ Korea shared the World Day messages from ASSITEJ International and the message written by Yoon Daeseong, famous Korean playwright and a senior member of ASSITEJ Korea.

This year ASSITEJ Award goes to Yoo Hong-yeong, artistic director of Sadari Theatre Company. Former director of TYA Research Center at National Theater Company of Korea, Mr. Yoo was awarded for his contribution on TYA, continuously having worked on the development of Children’s Theatre and the research of production development program with regional artists.

Dr. Sookhee Kim, president of ASSITEJ Korea, opened the celebration with saying, “Theatre companies, actors, and ASSITEJ Korea should be reunited to make a change among many issues Korean performing arts are struggling recently. ASSITEJ Korea and all those who are working for TYA, let’s prepare together for new generation being changed by us.”


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