Sixth ´Blind in Theatre´ festival to start in Zagreb

time: 01.10.2009. - 10.10.2009.
place: Zagreb, Croatia
organiser: New Life Theatre
The sixth international "Blind in Theatre" festival will be held from 1 to 7 October in Zagreb. Blind and sight-impaired actors will perform in the plays, while established professional theatre artists will participate in their preparation.

By becoming performers, the actors will attack conventional notions of appropriate behaviour for blind people and move from being objects of pity to agents of cultural production.

The Festival being organized by New Life Theatre company and the studio of the blind and visually-impaired will be ceremonially opened at Vidra Theatre.

Organisers have claimed it will be a unique world festival that will feature theatre groups from the USA, the UK, Belgium, Finland, Serbia, Poland, Croatia, Bulgaria, Germany and Montenegro.

The Festival will be accompanied by exhibitions, round tables and other events.

(Source: Croatian Times

(D.H., 30.09.2009)