apf 2021

Asia Playwrights Festival 2021

The International Playwrights’ Forum (IPF) of the International Theatre Institute ITI is a very active committee. The play “The Birthing Trial” (based on Linda Stiblers’ novel) by Swiss ITI Board Member Ursula Werdenberg has been invited to the 3rd edition of the Asia Playwrights Festival in October (14 -17) 2021The Asia Theatre Circle, The ITI Korea, MIR Repertory Theatre, and IPF Korea have held its 1st Festival edition in 2018. This festival in Incheon, South Korea enhances the international exchange between different cultures presenting contemporary plays from participating countries. Staged play readings and international performances are invited. The festival also focuses on Asian Theatre Creators. Creative thoughts and ideas are shared in symposiums, workshops and forums.
Due the pandemic global situation Festival director and playwright Rhee Jaesang decided to have a hybrid event. The selected plays, submitted in English, were translated into Korean and presented as staged reading performances. The staged readings and writers’room were online, the performances from abroad on video. All artists met for online discussion.