2nd International Theatre for Children and Young People Researchers and Critics Forum



The 2nd International Theatre for Children and Young People Researchers and Critics Forum, 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), the International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network (ITYARN) and supported by the Theatre for Children and Young People International Association (ASSITEJ) will be held in Buenos Aires City on 16-20 July


With the aim of stimulating the research in the field of TYA, this 2nd Forum intends to make a theoretical to make a theoretical contribution to Theatre for Children and Young People practitioners, to promote the development of new trends and at the same time to encourage the integration of Ibero American researchers into the international network. During the meeting, different theoretical frameworks on critical approach will be proposed and the role of theory in practice and practice in theory will be discussed. The 2nd FORUM expects to be a platform for exchange.


The Forum’s main theme will be “Humor in TYA”.  Humor differs from one culture to another, depending on the audience age or the gender. In some countries TYA is not conceived without humor, in others it’s an element that undervalues the play’s deepness. Is there a universal humor? Is it convenient to include humor when dealing with “serious topics”? Is simpler to do humor for children? What’s humor role in theatre?


Researchers from Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Ecuador, Spain, Iran, Turkey, Russia and the United States will read their papers.


The Forum will also feature Manon van de Water (EEUU); Francisco Brkic (Chile); Dewis Durán (Venezuela); Paloma Dávila (Ecuador); Raúl Sansica and Luis Pescetti (Argentina) who will participate in conference, presentations and debate tables together with prestigious argentinean directors, researchers and critics.


As part of the activities the organization is offering a theatre program that includes the presentation of the Chilean company Tryo Teatro Banda, participants in the Forum.


Readings and conferences will be held in English and in Spanish simultaneously. The entrance is free of charge with previous registration.


The 2nd International Theatre for Children and Young People Researchers and Critics Forum will take place in the Centro Cultural de la Cooperación, Corrientes Ave 1543 on 16-20 July from 10 am to 2.30 pm. On the afternoon there will be an opitional theatre program for all participants.


Attached you will find the Program.

For more information and registration: investigadores@iberoamericateatral.com.ar


The 2º Forum is supported by:



ATINA, representative of ASSITEJ International in Argentina, has developed an intense activity since its creation in 2002. With the aim of encouraging the development of theatre for children and young people in Argentina and to promote the exchange within the international field ATINA organizes national and international festivals, forums, workshops, and other special projects like its Theatre for Children and Young People Library. www.atina.org.ar


AINCRIT (Theatre Researchers and Critics Association- Argentina) was founded on 2008 and develops an intense activity in the field of theatre critic and research all around the country. From the beginning, it was its aim to integrate theatre practice and theory, favoring the joint work among theoreticians, critics and theatre workers. Open to all theoretical position, with an interest in shearing with national and international twin institutions, with its activities AINCRIT renew the values that gave sense to its creation. www.aincrit.org


ITYARN, the International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network, is the international research network of ASSITEJ International. ITYARN aims to further research on thetre for young audiences (TYA) in collaboration with the University of Adger (Norway), the University of Hildesheim (Germany), Arizona State University (USA), College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), the University of Ankara (Turkey), Korean National University of the Arts (Korea). www.ityarn.org