The 4th WTEA Theatre Schools President Conference Held at CAD

On Oct. 16, 2020 (UTC+8), the 4th WTEA Theatre Schools President Conference was held successfully at the Central Academy of Drama, Beijing.

Under the influence of COVID-19, the conference, which was supposed to be a face-to-face event, was held in a virtual form. Attendees to the conference include the presidents of the renowned theatre schools from Bulgaria, Georgia, Germany, the US, Greece, Spain, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Japan and China.

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By a show of hands, President Hao Rong of the Central Academy of Drama was elected to be WTEA’s new Secretary General, whose tenure would be from Oct. 23, 2020 to Oct. 31, 2022.

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It was also decided in the conference that the theme of 2021 Theatre School Festival would be ‘Shakespeare’s Tragedy’, and that theatre educationalists’ seminars would be held to promote the establishment and improvement of an academic theory system.

Looking into the future, the Alliance will work in closer collaboration, seize the opportunity, and rise to the challenge. We will strive to put into practice the propositions by all the member schools and the consensus reached, so as to realize the common development and prosperity of theatre education around the world.

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