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Welcome to Write Local. Play Global.

We want to hear from you!  Membership is free and open to all - playwrights, directors, dramaturgs, educators, administrators, students - anyone who values plays for young audiences.

Write Local. Play Global. is the ASSITEJ playwrights network.



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.

In a few weeks the second anthology will be released, aimed at children aged 7 to 9 years. Besides two Mexican texts, it also contains the play Tokoloshe, by the South African playwright Pieter Scholtz, and Can you whistle, Johanna?, by the Swedish author Ulk Stark, translated by Aracelia Guerrero.


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Google Translate - now on write local. play global.

More good news for WLPG members! We have now incorporated Google’s website translator throughout the site so you can view automatic translations of WLPG content in more than 50 languages.

While we do realize these translations are far from perfect, they are an incredibly useful tool for those working in languages other than English as menu tabs and links are also translated as well as content.

You will find the Google Translate menu on the bottom of most WLPG pages and directly under our banner on the home page.

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Two hundred fifty members! Thirty-seven countries!

The WLPG community now has 250 members in 37 countries.  Not bad, we think, especially considering we've only been up and running for about four months. 

Please help our community grow by sending us information about what's happening in your part of the world, and by letting friends and colleagues know.

There's an African saying that 'it takes a village to raise a child'.  in a similar way, our global village of playwrights, directors, actors, composers, educators, dramaturgs can help nurture new plays for young audiences.



In memoriam: Nancy Swortzell, 1931-2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing, on July 30 of Nancy Swortzell, one of the great women theater for young audiences and educational theater in the USA.  Most relevant to the 'write local play global' community may be her co-founding the New Plays for Young Audiences program at the Provincetown Playhouse, which helped develop over forty new plays for children and young people with playwrights from the USA, Ireland, the UK, and Australia.



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Five young European playwrights at the ASSITEJ Congress

standing: Kim Peter Kovac (USA), Hasan Erkek (Turkey), Suzanne Osten (Sweden), Janis Balodis (Latvia), Henning Fangauf (Germany), Anne Rabe (Germany) Thomas Bergmann (Denmark) sitting: Ayla Schneiders (Netherlands) Ege Isik (Turkey), Koen Carlis (Netherlands)

Five young European playwrights – from Germany, Latvia, Netherlands and Turkey –  explored the Festival and ASSITEJ World Congress from 20th to 25th May 2011 in Malmoe and Copenhagen, discovering a host of new experiences and networking opportunities.

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