Highlights

1 April 2022

Paying our respects to Sally Gordon (1940-2022)

It was with heavy hearts that we learnt last week that dear ICAF friend and collaborator Sally Gordon had passed away. Since 1984, Sally Gordon had been the founding director of a community-based theatre company called El Teatro de la Realidad (Theatre of Reality). The theatre performed plays based on the lives of the participants, around themes of interest to the community such as immigration, gang warfare, domestic violence and incest.

Sally and El Teatro de la Realidad participated twice at ICAF, once in 2001, and again in 2008 and were featured in Community Theatre: Global Perspectives written by Eugene van Erven.

In honour of their long-term friendship and collaboration, Eugene has written an obituary of Sally and the times they spent together, published on his blog. For now, we will include the first lines that we believe encapsulates Sally and her work:

“She was without a doubt one of the most feisty, principled, unrelenting, reliable and generous community theatre activists in the United States, if not in the world. She worked tirelessly for many decades to create original performances with vulnerable people in some of the toughest contexts in Los Angeles. I admired her courage and tenacity very much and I am sure she will be terribly missed by those whose lives she touched.” Eugene van Erven

For all our Dutch and Flemish colleagues; we are happy to welcome you to our ICAF NWE MKRS festival from 3 to 5 June 2022 in Rotterdam! …

14 May 2022

TRIP TO PORTO

Last month Jasmina, Anamaria and Eugene had the pleasure of travelling to Porto to meet and exchange with friends and collaborators MEXE Associação …

It was with heavy hearts that we learnt last week that dear ICAF friend and collaborator Sally Gordon …

29 March 2022

ICAF PLATFORM SURVEY

We are in the process of developing a brand-new online platform, that will act as a 24/7 accessible ICAF. …

Our first ICAF Reads is a critical summary, in English, of Teatro de Vecinos: de la comunidad …

The ICAF 2023 Open Invitation is now live!
 
Dear community artists, thinkers, …

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