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Asian TYA Network Programme 2019

  • N11 Tenbusu Naha Meeting Room 1
  • Tue 23rd & 25th July
  • Free admission

Recently the recognition and interest in TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) has been increasingly growing across many regions in Asia, whereby more arts organisations are starting activities for young people and new TYA festivals are launching.

Among Asian regions, especially Southeast Asia where countries economies have been developing rapidly, the role of TYA is anticipated to provide ways for children to nurture sensitivities and creative minds, even when facing difficult times and social problems, and such movements are seen to be developing already.

Since 2016, ricca ricca*festa has been working to establish and expand the network with TYA professionals in Southeast Asia as ‘Asian TYA Network Programme’ – with the aim to deepen understanding about the current situations and issues of TYA within countries and to explore the possibilities for future cooperation. The programme has organized various discussion and exchanges during the festival, as well as four research trips.

Over the last three years, the network has linked together many TYA practicioners in the region, encouraged self-motivating exchanges and developed to an open, practical network. The network has set its theme for 2019-2021 as ‘Building Audiences’ which will start a range of new activities. This years ricca ricca*festa plans to organise a new programme based on its research of various regions, as well as a seminar to introduce the network’s activities so far.

You are invited to please join us if you are interested in learning more about the network!

Asian TYA Network website

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Asian TYA Network Seminar

N11 Tenbusu Naha Meeting Room 1

This seminar will introduce the Asian TYA Network and its activities so far, as well as TYA practices across Southeast Asia.

Language: English (whispering interpreter in Japanese available)

Free admission

  • Tue 23rd July16.30 - 18.00
  • 〒900-0013 Okinawa Prefecture, Naha, Makishi, 3 Chome−2-10

Asian TYA Network Research Meeting

N11 Tenbusu Naha Meeting Room 1

This session shares several research projects into various areas of Southeast Asia, based on the theme of ‘Building Audiences’ – and will explore the future possibilities of TYA within Southeast Asia.

Language: English (whispering interpreter in Japanese available)

Free admission

  • Thur 25th July16.30 - 19.30
  • 〒900-0013 Okinawa Prefecture, Naha, Makishi, 3 Chome−2-10

Online Participation

These two events will be open for online participation. The details are to be announced on the Asian TYA Network website and Facebook page.


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ACO Okinawa


The Japan Foundation Asia Center Grant Program for Promotion of Cultural Collaboration