2020 May 7 - May 10
INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN AND YOUTH THEATER FESTIVAL LABORATORY “LITTLE MELPOMENE“
The goal of the festival-laboratory is to allow children and youth from different countries who give a meaning to their leisure time by means of theatrical art, to communicate, cooperate, to exchange their theatrical experience and methods of theatre pedagogy, to make new contacts, to develop the network of cooperation, to present their creation, to make new friends and like-minded people.
The motto of the festival-laboratory is “Theater is not only the result, it is a means of the development of personality“.
The partners of one of the most significant and largest theatrical projects in Lithuania are the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian Center of folk creation, The Lithuanian union of amateur theaters and the municipality of Plunge district.
The hosts of the festival is children and youth theater “Saula“ of Plunge cultural center. Traditionally five foreign theatre groups from different countries and 4 Lithuanian groups will participate in the festival. The theatres show their performances with a duration of max. 60 minutes. The guest- groups may consist of 12 actors aged 13-18 and 2 leaders of the groups.
Apart from the performances laboratorines (masterclasses) lead by famous and experienced theatre pedagogues take place. Discussion clubs, evenings of friendship and improvisation , evenings with fire and guitars by the lake, excursions and other forms of entertainment are organized for the yougn actors.
The groups are invited for fours days : the project lasts three days, the fourth day is for excursions to the most interesting places of Lithuania and for friendly cooperation with the organizers of the festival theater ”Saula“.
The participants have to come to the festival at their own expense. In Lithuania we provide full board ( accommodation , food, excurisons , etc.).
Contact persons of the festival-laboratory: Romas Matulis, Director of the Plunge cultural center and Director of children and youth theater “Saula“.
Phone: +370 687 30484
Festival information sheet is HERE
Application form is HERE
Lithuanian Amateur Theatre Association
AITA/IATA National Centre
Donelaicio 4, LT-92144, Klaipeda,
President: Vita Vadoklyte
Contact person: Aukse Antuliene
Tel: +37 060 686 044
Honorary President: Danute Vaigauskaite
Tel: +370 698 49766
National Centre 56, updated October 2017