From May 23 to 31, 2014, Pierre-Paul Savoie will participate in the 2014 ASSITEJ World Congress, to be held in Warsaw. Every three years, this major world congress brings together the driving forces behind theatrical creations for young audiences. Participants will evaluate developments in the discipline over the last few years and encouraged to plan actions around the world to improve practice conditions. The program also contains a broad array of activities: symposiums, training workshops and a festival to showcase the latest trends in performances created for young audiences.
The Congress, which will attract close to 1,600 people from 5 continents, provides a superb forum for fresh thinking and international dialogue on creating works for young audiences. The theme of this year’s congress is Facing the Audience. Particular attention will be paid to creations for three specific audiences: children 0 to 4 years old, teenagers and the marginalized. Pierre-Paul Savoie is participating this year in the hopes that it will nourish his artistic process and stimulate his thinking about young audience development, both at home and elsewhere.
(photo: Sébastien Guillier-Sahuqué)