Rostov-on-Don, Russia - the 1996 ASSITEJ Congress

Designer Lou Westbury, from WA's Barking Gecko Theatre Company, reported from Rostov-on-Don in Russia at the 1996 ASSITEJ World Congress. Much had changed from when Australia had attended the Moscow Congress only 12 years before. Now, after the fall of the Soviet system, there was an uncertainty amongst Russian practitioners, some of whom had not been paid for months. And where Australian delegates had been on the fringes of ASSITEJ in 1984, now they occupied a position of leadership and were engaged in pushing through structural changes to the organisation.

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