© 2019 by CITD. 

 

CITD

These spiraling dark times—both in Eastern & Central Europe and here in our country--demand thoughtful and serious responses; acknowledging the impediments and dangers, and embracing the imperatives and possibilities.

SINCE 1990 we have developed and nurtured long term, international collaborations in the performance, building off of founder Philip Arnoult's 20 years of investigating, producing, and supporting international works in the United States as the  founder and leader the Baltimore Theatre Project (1971-1990).

CONNECTIONS

We foster long-term, meaningful connections between inspired theatre makers and unique thinkers, moving groundbreaking artists, bold projects, and powerful ideas around the globe. 

PUBLICATIONS

Our 3 online publications seek to 

illuminate and strengthen the international theatre conversation between US professionals and young, emerging artists and companies in Russia, Eastern, and Central Europe.

EXPEDITIONS

Traveling together is at the heart of our work. We facilitate several artist-centered expeditions each year, focusing on exchanges between the US and Eastern Europe. 

ABOUT

The Center for International Theatre Development (CITD) was founded in 1990 by Philip Arnoult with the purpose of bringing together performing artists from around globe to work collaboratively on international, cross-cultural projects.

We've been working in Eastern and Central Europe for over 40 years, with additional decade-long projects in The Netherlands and East Africa.

CITD finds creative, hard-working people doing interesting work, makes connections to other artists with similar interests, finds way a for them to be in the same place at the same time, and gives them the time and space to create together.

  • Identify partner theatres and theatre artists in the United States and abroad

  • Carefully engineer and support encounters between artists

  • Foster long-term, multi-year encounters between partners

  • Nurture these encounters through a series of first and second steps

  • Telling stories and supporting journalistic coverage and exposure to artists' regions and internationally

CITD was born out of a need that founder Philip Arnoult saw originally in American artists and audiences to see international work, particularly from parts of the world they might not see otherwise. 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Telling the stories has always been a backbone of CITD's mission. However, we have recently decided to create a direct line of information between our partners in Eastern and Central Europe and the United States.

 

As a result, we have created three online publications with different styles and perspectives. In 2016, the first edition of DISPATCHES came out, which contains commentary about Eastern and Central European festivals from American eyes. The responder shares what they saw, the nuts and bolts behind each production, and their critical eye.

Next, we began Hungarian Letter of News in February of 2017. This bi-monthly missive sends theatre and cultural happenings from a rotating cast of Hungarian writers to US audiences. Additionally, the CITD office adds their voice about Hungarian projects occurring within the US.

In September 2017, Yury Urnov penned his first Russian Notebook. This publication takes a laser focus on one theatre-maker working in Russia, in a long-form interview that gets into the nitty gritty of their position, institution, and opinions on the cultural sector in Russia.

 

CONTACT

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CITD BASE

901 Lenton Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21212

 

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL THEATRE DEVELOPMENT

PHILIP ARNOULT,founder and director

established in 1990