International Blind and Visually Impaired Theatre Festival
|Country and Region||Croatia — Grad Zagreb|
|Type of Festival||Drama|
|Location of Festival||Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia|
|Festival Contact Information|
International Blind and Visually Impaired Thetare Festival
The theatrical company of the blind and visually impaired New life performed its first theatricals precisely on 21 March 1948. The audience of the town of Zagreb showed great enthusiasm for the acting of the blind performers and such reaction stimulated the Group to continue its activity, thus becoming the first blind theatrical company in Europe. New Life staged the plays by the most famous national and foreign playwrights. In the last five years, the Group has focused on the Theatre of the Absurd and surrealism. By giving about 60 performances a year, plus one or two opening nights, New Life was placed on top of the Croatian amateurism. However, rather a long time ago, New Life's quality of presenting spectacle indicated beforehand that another professional Zagreb theatrical company was forthcoming. Touring all over Europe became a habit of the Group; for quite a long time, the invitations to come and visit the United States of America and Australia have been an option for the future which New Life is seriously taking into consideration.
|Festival Dates||October 2011|