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THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA Webinar on September 10th

6 Sep 2022 1:15 AM | Anonymous

After a mid-year break, the monthly webinar THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA continues this Saturday, September 10th at 12 pm UTC.

The featured guests of the upcoming session are Dr. Mercy Mirembe Ntangaare (Uganda), an Associate Professor of Drama at Makerere University, and Fredyl B. Hernandez (The Philippines), a senior artist-teacher and member of The Philippine Educational Theatre Association. The session host is Joachim Reiss (Germany), while the technical host is the IDEA Administrator Borisav Matic (Serbia).

The event is conceptualized as an intergenerational and intercultural dialogue that examines IDEA history through a critical lens, but also with an aim of tracking the evolution of drama/theatre education and directing its future. 


Dr. Mercy MIREMBE NTANGAARE is an academic, playwright, folklorist, theatre maker and producer of children’s and young people’s theatre with MEBO Theatre Documentaries Limited which she founded in 2006. She is an Associate Professor of Drama at Makerere University Kampala with interests in inter-disciplinary research, Cultural Economics, Folk Arts, Biographies, Drama Portals and E-Publishing. Dr. Mirembe Ntangaare was General Secretary AUGA (Association of Ugandan-German Alumni) from 2017-2019. She is the Chairperson of FEMRITE (Uganda Women Writers’ Association); Council Member, World Alliance for Arts Education (WAAE); Board Member Fourth Heritage Initiative; Member, Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association (UWEAL), Member and District (Uganda) Officer, Lions Clubs International through the Lions Club of Kampala Central. She writes plays, short stories, essays, and children’s books. She enjoys serving humanity, Creative Writing, the Theatre, the Choir, Photography, Cooking, Gardening, Travelling, Computer Graphics and Book Design.

Previously, Dr. Mirembe Ntangaare was Head of Department, Music Dance and Drama, Makerere University Kampala (2002-2009); Deputy Dean, Faculty of Arts (2010-2012); Chairperson Board of Trustees of Uganda National Cultural Centre (UNCC) (2009- 2015); Founding Chairperson, Eastern Africa Theatre Institute (EATI) (2000-2003); and Vice Chairperson, International Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA) (2008 -2016).

FREDYL B. HERNANDEZ is a senior artist-teacher member of the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA). His entry point into PETA was through its youth arm, the Metropolitan Teen Theater League (MTTL). During his stay with MTTL, he joined several workshops and festivals for young people through various activities of IDEA which started with the Young IDEA program of the 4th World Congress (2001) in Bergen, Norway. He was part of the performance, The Strong Boy, Deaf Boy, and Girl in an Abaya, which was presented both at the Young IDEA and the congress proper. In 2003, the same performance was brought to the 3rd Athens International Theater and Drama Education Conference through the invitation of Nikos Govas. On the same year, it was once again invited to be part of Les Polyscenes, An International Youth Theater Encounter in Montpellier, France, through the initiative of Lucien Nicholas and with the help of Maria van Bakelen. In 2019, he joined the 2nd Next Generation Program, a theatre residency organized by the National Centre of Theatre for Children and Young Audiences in Lahore, Pakistan, as well as the Global Youth Peace Ambassador Training in Male, Maldives. He was also a 2019 Fellow of the Arts for Good Fellowship, a program of the Singapore International Foundation which aims to foster a community of practice that harnesses the power of arts and culture for positive social change, where he participated in the creative exchanges in Singapore and in India. In 2021, he was part of the International Exchange Program organized by the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ) Germany in the City of Braunschweig. This year, he was a collaborator in the Young IDEA Lab in Reykjavik, Iceland for the 9 the IDEA World Congress. He recently attended the Kaimera Lab 2022, a training on site-specific, immersive, and participatory performance organized by Kaimera Productions held in Gorzanow, Poland. He is also an Instructor at the Department of Art Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman. His interests include theater and performance studies, arts and social practice, and artistic/performance research.

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You can follow the event live on our Facebook page or join directly via the Zoom link below.

Topic: THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA Webinar, September 10

Time: Sep 10, 2022 12:00 PM Universal Time UTC

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87283182217?pwd=QXRrZWNFdlNCMmZWVzZNWW94MWcwUT09

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