We are proud to present recent achievements and new initiatives of the following IATL Members, distinguished theatre leaders who are making a difference through their visions.


Alessandro Serra’s acclaimed tribute to the magic of theatre

Presented at the Wuzhen Theatre Festival, The Tempest by Alessandro Serra – Italian director, founder of Teatropersona Company and IATL Member – was received with standing ovations. This acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece is an invitation to explore its deep meanings, in search for the eternal magic of the stage. For Serra, ”Shakespeare seems to tell us – the supreme power is the power of Theatre” and, therefore, he remarkably turned The Tempest into a celebration of this art form. The triumph in Wuzhen was a true recognition of Serra’s authentic leadership, which affirms theatre as a universal language.

Photo Credits: Alessandro Serra and Teatropersona Company


Mark Charney, invited to join the College of Fellows of the American Theatre

Dr. Mark Charney, Professor in the School of Theatre and Dance Director at Texas Tech University, has been invited to join the College of Fellows of the American Theatre during a special ceremony scheduled for spring 2024 in Washington, D.C. This prestigious honour is a testament to Charney’s significant contributions to the theatre profession in the United States and beyond. We applaud the extraordinary recognition of our esteemed member, a well-deserved celebration of his accomplishments.


Theatre – Literature – Management International Conference 2024 in Gdańsk

Led by IATL Member, Professor Tomasz Wiśniewski, Between.Pomiędzy Festival is inviting academics in arts and culture management, as well as specialists in the relations between culture and economics, to the Theatre – Literature – Management Conference, taking place in 2024. Theatre leaders and practitioners engaged in culture and the arts, willing to share their experiences in an academic forum, are also welcomed. The conference is organized by the University of Gdańsk and the City Culture Institute in Gdańsk and will be part of Between.Pomiędzy Festival 2024. Applications are expected by 15 December 2023.



New leading team at Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinema 

Earlier this year, Dr. Sara Nalbandyan was elected Rector of Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinema, while Dr. Ani Harutyunyan was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Arts History, Theory of Arts and Arts Management at the same university. We are honoured that last year they participated in the IATL International Workshops and we extend our compliments to both of them, being confident that the Armenian institution will continue to flourish under their leadership.