The International Theatre and Literacy Project brings theatre artists to developing countries to conduct playwriting workshops for students and teachers in rural villages. ITLP uses dramatic activities to teach English, develop independent thinking and self-empowerment to help young people advance their educational and employment opportunities and give them a voice in their communities in order to enable growth, change and community development.
THANK YOU for helping us reach our INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN goal!
We appreciate all of the support over the course of this campaign. Every one of you who donated, shared the page online, or spread the word to friends and family helped this campaign exceed our wildest dreams. We reaised $12,031 for the South African ITLP Project and we are thrilled to be able to serve so many children in the Philippo township this June and July.
2013 UPDATE: ITLP will be sending out two talented teams of theatre artist-educators this summer!
~ In June and July-- ITLP will be returning to the township of Philippi, South Africa, with the help of current fundraising efforts through Indiegogo, to work with our largest group of students to date. Two ITLP teaching artists will partner with two South African theatre artist-educators to head up workshops for 45 students at Ithemba Labantu Center. The ITLP workshops will give children in one of the most desperate areas of the world a chance to experience creative writing, self expression and a platform to speak out within a community-based original performance for the first time.
~ In July and August--- ITLP will be returning to Rwanda --- to Agahozo Shalom Youth Village, a school 40 minutes outside of Kigali. An extraordinary team of four ITLP theatre artist-educators will work for 2 1/2 weeks with 45 students who have been orphaned and impacted by the devastating genocide of 1994. The ITLP theatre & social justice workshop will give these students a chance to experience creative writing, self expression, and a platform to speak out and heal in a community-based performance.