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december 2011 newsletter - thanks for a fantastic year!

Thanks for a fantastic year!

Little did we know, when we started work on our website in April this year, that by the end of 2011 Write Local. Play Global would:

  • ·       have more than 300 members from 46 countries
  • ·       be the first-ever network member of ASSITEJ
  • ·       be planning WLPG activities on four continents

Of course it’s all due to you.

Thanks for joining, sending information, promoting the network and for your commitment to the value of playwriting for young audiences. We guarantee we’ll be back next year with the latest news, info and a few surprises.


Plays for Young Audiences 2011/2012 Script Catalog now available (USA)

Plays for Young Audiences are thrilled to announce that their 2011-2012 Script Catalog is now available. You can either download the catalog (and print it right from your computer), or email them to have a copy mailed to you.

The 2011-2012 PYA Script Catalog features 27 new plays, including Balloonacy, The Day the Waters Came, and Pirates! This new catalog is packed with the highest quality work for families, and helpful information to help you make the best choice for your theater.

Find out more.

Special evening in Paris dedicated to the work of Suzanne Lebeau

For anyone in or near Paris, on December 15 at 7.30, there will be a special evening dedicated Suzanne Lebeau's work as a playwright at the Tarmac (Paris, 20e). During this evening, actors will read some extracts of her plays, including new works that she will comment on. For those who don't know the work of this exceptional playwright whose works have been translated into 18 languages and produced on four continents, you can read a short biography here.

Find out more.

Programmes for playwrights in South Africa

With thanks to ASSITEJ President Yvette Hardie, the WLPG Editors have just been made aware of three terrific resources for playwrights in South Africa. Find out links to specific playwright programmes on the websites of Artscape, Twist Development Projects, and the National Arts Council.

Find out more.

New 'Theater of the world for future generations' anthology about to be released in Mexico

Write Local. Play Global. is a concept coming to life in Mexico, connecting playwrights with performing artists through the Theater of the world for future generations (Teatro del mundo para las nuevas generaciones) anthologies, edited by WLPG member Berta Hiriart and published by Ediciones SM.

Find out more.

WLPG Featured Playwrights – Ashish Kumar Ghosh (India), Cristina Gottfridsson (Sweden) and Karen Jeynes (South Africa)

We’ve posted some great advice and commentary from WLPG members in India, South Africa and Sweden.

Find out more.

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Google Translate on Write Local. Play Global.

We have incorporated Google’s website translator throughout the site so you can view automatic translations of WLPG content in more than 50 languages.

Find out more.


Call for Submissions: The American Alliance for Theatre and Education’s Unpublished Play Reading Project

The American Alliance for Theatre and Education’s Unpublished Play Reading Project provides an opportunity for playwrights to receive constructive critiques of their work from noted and professional playwrights, producers, directors, actors and others in the field of youth theatre. An annotated list of plays deemed highly producible is distributed by the AATE Playwrights Network to theatre companies and play publishers, and rehearsed readings of cuttings from selected plays are featured at the annual AATE conference.

Next deadline for submissions is 15 December 2011.

Find out more and get the guidelines.

Call for Proposals - Europe's Small Size Seeding Fund

The Small Size Seeding Fund, the fund aimed to support the creation of new productions for the 0-4 age group, is open again to new production proposals from European theatre companies. The Small Size Seeding Fund is one of the activities promoted by the European project Small Size, Big Citizens. Through this Fund, the Small Size Network intends to support the creation of new productions, in order to extend and diversify European theatrical offerings for the 0-4 age group. The second Call for Proposals, launched on August 31st 2011, will close on December 31st 2011.

Find out more.

Call for Papers: 2nd International Theatre for Children and Young People Researchers and Critics Forum, Buenos Aires, 2012

There is a call for papers for this international forum that will take place on 16-20 July, 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Organized by the Theatre for Children and Young People Independent Practitioners Association (ATINA - Argentina), in collaboration with the Theatre Researchers and Critics Association (AINCRIT - Argentina), and the International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network (ITYARN), this may be of interest for the many WLPG members who are also involved in research into writing for young audiences.

Find out more.

Call for proposals for 'Which Way TYA?' - a forum at New York University, April 2012

New York University is convening a major forum on the future of theatre for young audiences, to be led by Tony Graham. Details on the forum and information on how to submit a proposal are on their website.

Find out more.

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Best Wishes for 2012,

Deirdre, Tony, and Kim



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