Artistic program

The program at AAG2019 in Kristiansand will be happening at two main arenas, only 500 meters apart. The official program at Kilden Theatre and Concert Hall (Main Venue), and a Nordic-Baltic program at Teateret (Nordic Venue).

Click here to see the day-to-day program of the two venues combined.

Main Venue
Click here to see a short presentation of all performances at the Main Venue.

All performances have their own facebook event. You can find them here.

We issued an international call for productions, and received 523 submissions. The official program has been curated by an artistic council lead by Cecilie Lundsholt. The other members are Endre Sannes Hadland, Bebe de Soares, Tony Reekie and Kenjiro Otani.

Nordic Venue
The Nordic Venue is curated by the joint Nordic-Baltic ASSITEJ network. This program is not ticketed. Everyone with a festival pass can attend, as long as there's seats left. Click here to see the program at the Nordic Venue.

The Nordic Venue is supported by Kulturtanken, The Nordic Culture Fund and Nordic Culture Point.

Professional program

Click here to see an overview of the professional program. Changes can occur.

Attendance to the professional program is included in the festival pass. A few workshops requires signing up in advance. You'll find links in the overview above.

We issued an international call for the professional program, and received 75 proposals for workshops, seminars, talks and debates. 

We encourage all artists to join the Artistic Encounters that will take place in the mornings of the festival. Meet your peers from every corner of the world, and discuss and share ideas about the overall theme and how it relates to the performances.

The ITYARN network will host their researcher`s conference together with the University of

September 2, 2-4 pm
Collaboration with Youth in TYA.
Moderator: Tom Maguire
Ragnhild Tronstad: Artistic Quality and Audience Participation in TYA
Ha Young Hwang: Artist-Adolescent Collaboration as a Reciprocal Process
Fiona McDonagh and Dorothy Morrisey: Using Theatre to Trouble Gender with Young Children

September 3, 2-4 pm
TYA and Trauma
Moderator: Manon Van De Water
Eunice Uwadinma-Idemudia: A Reading of Trauma in Ahmed Yerima`s Pari
Kristin Hunt: Antigone in Ferguson - Representing childhood precarity through/in/as Embodiment
Ava Hunt, Danny Braverman: Towards community resilience, TYA and the mental health crisis

September 4, 2-4 pm
Latin and LatinX and the Post Dramatic in TYA

Moderator: Paulo Merisio
Luvel Garcia Leyva: Theatre and Childhood Facing the representational crisis
Lorenzo Garcia: Matters of Otherness and unlearning with LatinX TYA
Nina Helene Jakobia Skogli: Against all Odds by Fix and Foxy, Confronting the Present through Post Performance Methods

September 5, 2-4 pm
Representations in TYA

Moderator: Merethe Elnan
Heather Fitzsimmons Frey: Young People are the Future: Youth Representing Settler and Indigenous Pasts
Carla Ribeiro-Cunha and Carla Pires Antunes: Eu Brinco: Report on a Theatre Performance for and with Babies in Portugal
Margot Wood: Performing Arts for Participants With Neurological/Physical/Cognitive challenges

Social program

We can promise you a week full of opportunities of making new friends. There will be a festival bar at Teatret every evening. You will discover several excursions and social events in the program, and why not explore the town and its surroundings by foot or boat? We will do our best to make your stay in Kristiansand an enjoyable one!