International Theater Festival MESS office invites all interested to apply to participate in three educational workshops to be held as part of the 58th MESS Festival programme. As part of the children’s programme, the workshop “Lights in the Theater” will be held on the 5th and 6th of October, while the workshop “Contakids” is scheduled on October 6th. For older participants, a workshop “Politics in the Room” will be held on October 6th at the small stage of the National Theater Sarajevo.
The workshop “Politics in the Room” is moderated by Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas (United Kingdom/France), winners of the Total Theater Award. The workshop, realized in cooperation with British Council in BiH as part of the Edinburgh Showcase programme deals with exploring ideas of discord, frustration, hatred and reconciliation. With up to 15 participants (max.), who are required to speak English, applications are accepted until October 1st delivered by email addressed to [email protected] Along with the basic information about the participant, applications should contain short biographies as well as letters of motivation of up to 400 words.
“Lights in the Theater” is a workshop dedicated to persons from 7 to 21 years of age with up to 15 participants. The workshop will be moderated by Petra Bokić from Croatia, and the participants are expected to arrive with desired music/poetry/comic book or story that inspires them, as well as a played instrument if possible.
“ContaKids” is a method which utilizes physical contact through motion and play in order to deepen the communication between a child and parent. The workshop will be moderated by Till Frühwald from Germany, and it is dedicated towards children aged from 2 to 5 and their parents, with up to 30 participants max. (15 couples: parent + child).
Applications for the workshops of the children’s programme can be made by email addressed to [email protected], with your name and surname, age and specified workshop clearly noted, and the final date to apply is October 1st. For the workshop “Lights in the Theater” it is necessary that the children attend both days of the workshop.
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