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Unga Klara

Theatre Academy in Collaboration with Atta Festival and Unga Klara* (Sweden)

September 23rd, 2017 • Announcements

For artists who creates performances for children and young people

Theatre Academy in conjunction with 3 days workshops
20, 21, 22 October 2017 / Free (**)
20, 21 October 2017 | 10.00 - 17.00 • Çıplak Ayaklar Kumpanyası
22 October 2017 | 10.00 - 17.00 • Bakırköy Belediye Tiyatroları, İspirtohane Kültür Merkezi

Our cooperation with Unga Klara in the first edition of Atta Festival, which has carried out two different workshops for both teachers and artists with the generous support of the Swedish Consulate, continues to grow this year! As Atta Festival, we do not only offer the best international performances and activities to children and families in Istanbul, we are also working to carry out international collaborations such as workshops, educational and artistic exchanges which can bring a new perspective to the artists in Turkey.


Using personal memories and childhood experiences, actors and theatre workers examine ideas about what can and should be played for children and adolescents. Participants are asked to dismantle prejudices and stereotypes regarding children’s theatre in order to broaden their views and see children’s theatre as artistic, engaged and advanced.

Artists who are actors, directors, writers and creatives who produce performances for children and young people can apply for the workshops.

The places are limited and those who are interested are required to send an email with their CV’s and/or bios and contact details to entitled "Theatre Academy”. Those who are pre-accepted will be informed and sent out a contract to sign that they will fully attend the workshops. When the participants sign the contract their attendance will be guaranteed.

PS: Although the workshops will be given in English and Swedish, Turkish interpretation will be provided. However, priority may be given to participants who can speak English. Photographs and videos will be taken from time to time throughout the workshops for archive and educational purposes.

(*) Unga Klara has been performing for children and young people for over 40 years. As of September 2017, The Swedish Government recognised Unga Klara as Sweden’s first (and only) national stage for children and youth theatre.

(**) Free workshops will take place at the dates and times listed above and participation is strictly required for the whole period of 3 days. Those whose attendance at the workshops are final will be required to sign a contract that they will be at workshops on 20, 21 and 22 October, otherwise they are obliged to pay compensation.

With the generous support of

Swedish Institute
Creative Force offers grants to projects which aim to strengthen human rights, freedom of expression and democracy through culture and media.