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The motto:

"Children Move the World"

Children move the world, they disarrange it, change it, re-design it.

When children play for children, they show each other their views of the world – and how they would like to change it. The childlike theatre play turns into a mirror of a possible future.

Especially in a time where more and more people, who have left everything behind and are in search of a new home, and who seek to be here with us and where perhaps the common play of theatre may become a form of encounter.

At the World Festival of Children’s Theatre in Lingen (Ems), Germany, children who have experienced the escape from war, and children, who join the festival along with their theatre group, have encountered each other. The theatre initiatives with refugees of the Center of Theatre Education (TPZ Lingen) were incorporated into the festival.

Within the event there there have been numerous initiatives and approaches that introduce theatre work with refugees to a broad public.

Because the stage is the place where our wishes, dreams, and desires are given shape.

Every 4 years, the world AITA/IATA assembles for the

World Festival of Children’s Theatre

22-29 June 2018, Lingen/Ems Germany

Festival 2018 ARCHIVE