2nd Next Generation Program 2019 – For Pakistani Participants

(Photo from the performance of 1st ASSITEJ Next Generation Program, 2018)

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 15+ international young theatre makers for one week to co-create a performance to perform at 2nd Tamasha Festival 2019.

Details of the Next Generation Program

  • 1 week program to work with 15+ international young theatre makers from around the globe
  • 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 2019
  • Platform to network with international theatre community
  • Collaborative performance with international artists
  • Cultural tour
  • Shared Accommodation

Location: Lahore, Pakistan

Dates: 07 – 14 April 2019

Fee: 25,000 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), Pakistan Only

Application Deadline: 28th February 2019


Report – First Next Generation Program 2018


International Artists Coming for NG Residency Workshop 2019