AZERBAIJAN: New study documents the evolution of a national theatre in Azerbaijan

Belief, Spirit and Theatre is a new study that analyses the modern stages in the development of theatre in the Soviet and post-Soviet republic of Azerbaijan...

UK: ‘communication aid’ stand-up Lee Ridley wins BBC Radio New Comedy Award

Lee Ridley is the Lost Voice Guy, self-billed as “(probably) the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid”. He is also now the winner...

USA: New York Deaf Theatre launches 35th anniversary season

The New York Deaf Theatre is celebrating its 35th anniversary season with Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll ...

NETHERLANDS: Theater Amsterdam’s pioneering wifi translation system

Theater Amsterdam boasts a pioneering multilingual translation system. The Netherlands theatre was purpose-built by Dutch producer Robin de Levita...

SWITZERLAND: Hora Xmas season in Zurich features Jerome Bel’s Disabled Theater

Founded in 1993 in Zurich by paedagogical theatre maker Michael Elber, Theater Hora is the only cultural workshop for people...

WALES: Hijinx expands pick ’n’ mix collection of integrated-cast one-act Pod plays

The Hijinx Pods are a collection of entertaining one-act theatre pieces, available on a pick ’n’ mix basis for studio theatre, foyer, café, street or field...

SOUTH AFRICA: African Sinakho Arts launches 80-strong cast musical at Durban Playhouse

On for a short run at Playhouse Drama Theatre, In Blood is a musical from Durban-based African Sinakho Arts...

UK: Candoco’s Playing Another, a double challenge to thinking about dance and ability

Candoco Dance Company, the contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, is twisting perceptions of what dance is...

UK/EDINBURGH: No censorship as OpenTheatres shows solidarity for world freedom of artistic expression

OpenTheatres’ Nick Awde, Dean Friedman and Lach join the fight against censorship at the silent performance at Edinburgh festival by Israeli hiphop opera The City...

EDINBURGH/ISRAEL: Banned Israeli theatre company Incubator stages silent protest at festival

The cast of hiphop opera The City performed the show in the street without words or music, in silent protest over the artist’s rights to freedom of expression...

GERMANY: Thespis International Monodrama Festival gears up for 2014

As the 9th edition gears up for later this year, it's good to recall the 8th edition of the biennial Thespis International Monodrama Festival...

BRIGHTON/UK: Brighton Fringe’s Julian Caddy on growing the festival organically

OpenTheatres talks to Julian Caddy, managing director of Brighton Fringe...

BRIGHTON/UK: Brighton Festival’s Andrew Comben on the art of reinvention

OpenTheatres talks to Andrew Comben, chief executive of Brighton Festival...

BRIGHTON/UK: Q&A with Jon Brittain, co-creator of Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Q&A with Jon Brittain, co-creator of Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, produced by Aine Flanagan and Theatre 503...

BRIGHTON/UK: Q&A with Nick Brice, director of The Big Bite-Size Late Breakfast

Brighton Q&A with Nick Brice, director of The Big Bite-Size Late Breakfast...

BRIGHTON/UK: Producer Richard Jordan explains how to make the most out of the Brighton Fringe

Richard Jordan produces work at both the Brighton and Edinburgh fringes, and he also produces in North America, America and Brazil...

BRIGHTON/UK: Q&A with Brighton Fringe on getting the most out of the festival

What can performers expect in terms of reviews given the short runs? – Brighton Fringe shows will often get a review. We have a large number of publications coming down to see

BRIGHTON/UK: Saint Lucia makes its debut at Brighton Fringe

Fringe Saint Lucia is a new international reciprocal arts festival which has received public funding from Arts Council England to showcase Caribbean...

BRIGHTON/UK: Brighton Fringe launches Window showcase

Brighton Fringe’s Window is a selected programme of of 20 productions performing within the fringe especially chosen for industry viewing by a judging panel through an application process...

UK: StoneCrabs celebrate British Brazilian heritage at Deptford Lounge

StoneCrabs in association with Deptford Lounge is curating Brasiliance Day, an event of festivities to celebrate the heritage of Brazilians in the UK before World Cup....