The 18th ASSITEJ World Congress and Performing Arts Festival (Korczak Festival Special
Edition) was held in Warsaw, Poland, May 23-31, 2014, presented by ASSITEJ Poland and
the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute. The theme was ‘Facing the Audience’.
Nearly 50 UK delegates attended the Congress,10 artists supported by TYA UK made
possible through Arts Council England’s, Grants for the Arts. The UK had the largest
international delegation which included both veterans of ASSITEJ such as Paul Harman,
Vicky Ireland and David Johnson, along with a larger number of UK artists who were
visiting an ASSITEJ Festival for the first time including Joseph Coelho, Charlotte
Mountford and Beth Caudle of Lunabug Theatre.