National Centre for International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ)
ASSITEJ Pakistan – National Centre is a chapter of ASSITEJ International working under the rules and regulations of ASSITEJ International and completes the objectives and mission of the international governing body. ASSITEJ has more than 100 national centers around the globe. The National Centre of Pakistan is the official ASSITEJ chapter representing Pakistan.
The Little Art uses the arts, primarily media, to teach children and young adults to recognize and begin to understand the social issues pervading their immediate community; social issues that prohibit the development of their dreams, ideas and principles. Little Art is changing the way arts are done for kids!’. The Little Art launched its theatre wing named Tamasha launching theatrical productions for children and young audiences.
A prominent Theatre Company in Lahore for Children and the youth by Theatre experts Mobeen Ejaz and Sarah Zahid. Chota Mota Theatre is introducing a theatrical program de-signed especially for children in Pakistan basing predominantly on children’s theatrical journeys that they specialize in. Alongside children, the company also seeks to involve young and adult enthusiasts as well as amateur and professional actors, all of who are looking to strengthen their unexplored talents and acting skills through appropriate cours-es offered.
Maas Foundation is working in the theatre ﬁeld from 2003 with a tag line of awareness through theatre. From 2014 onwards it started theatre for children and young audience. It is main stream organization based at Lahore working in theatre production, conducting the-atre workshops for TYA and its main focus is to working closely with schools.
Independent Theatre Pakistan
Founded in 2012 we are the youngest Pakistani Theatre Company. Not only do we provide a platform for theatrical arts, we also carry out an innovative, youth centered theatrical program and ingenious curriculum across the nation. We love our multilingual culture and its practices, its norms and their reﬂection in litera-ture. Our productions focus on Paki-stani values with a spotlight on creating cross cultural dialogue through means of creative expression.
Harsukh is a community of artists, thinkers and organic farmers which is promoting an alternative view of life that is deeply rooted in our culture.
Call for Participation – 2nd Tamasha Festival 2018
Tamasha Festival – International Performing Arts Festival is a 3-day festival presenting performances (theatre,dance, music, puppet, storytelling, etc) for young audiences, master workshops from international & national trainers for local artists and discussion sessions for general public. You are invited to participate in the festival by sending your performance.
2nd – 4th March 2018
Venue: Alhamra Arts Council, Mall Road, Lahore
Registration Deadline : 31st January 2018
2nd Tamasha Festival 2018 will host international delegates from about 17 countries as well, along with local theater and performing arts groups.
Umair Mushtaq | Festival Manager
0317 0010 834
Next Generation Program 2018 – For Pakistani Participants
ASSITEJ Pakistan is committed in engaging young aspiring artists and professional theatre-makers from all over the Pakistan interested in TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences).
The Next Generation Programme offer new opportunities every year and include Group Residency Programmes and Individual Placements. The programme is designed to create new opportunities for learning and to enable international exchange and collaboration between local young emerging artists.
If you are an emerging artist, storyteller or theatre-maker with an interest in TYA from Pakistan; this is the opportunity for you to learn, work and collaborate with international artists as well as experience the 2nd edition of Tamasha Festival in the beautiful city of Lahore – the cultural art hub of Pakistan.
In this program selected 15 local participants would be working with 13 international young theatre makers for one week to co-create a performance to perform at 2nd Tamasha Festival 2018.
Details of the Next Generation Program
1 week program to work with 13 international young theatre makers from Germany, Brazil, Turkey, Srilanka, USA, Belarus, Croatia, Hungary, Australia, South Africa, Philippines, Switzerland
Group Food and travel would be covered
Workshops by eminent international and national performing arts trainers
Full access to attend and experience 2nd Tamasha Festival 2018
Platform to network with international theatre community
Collaborative performance with international artists
Location: Lahore, Pakistan
Dates: 27th Feb – 4th March 2018
Fee: 20,000 PKR
Fee will only be charged after the selection of the participant
If you are an emerging artist from Pakistan aged 18-35 with a passion for storytelling or theatre-making along with a track record of making a significant impact in your community, country or organization then you could be part of the upcoming Next Generation programme.
Eligible Regions: Open for all (age: 18 – 35)
Application Deadline: 31st January 2018
Successful candidates will be announced in the first week of February 2018.
Brief Profile of Selected International Participants