Yvette Hardie

Name:             Yvette Hardie

Company:        ASSITEJ South Africa

Designation:    National Director

Email:              director@assitej.org.za

Mobile no.:      082 8595635


YVETTE HARDIE is a theatre director, producer, educator and arts advocate. She is the national director of ASSITEJ SA and is Honorary President of ASSITEJ having served the international association from 2011-2021 as President. She was responsible for hosting the 19th ASSITEJ World Congress & Festival, Cradle of Creativity for the first time in Africa, in 2017. She is valued for her work in Arts Education, having written curricula and textbooks for Dramatic/Creative Arts, and has taught widely within secondary and tertiary contexts. She was Head of Drama at the National School of the Arts. She produced the award-winning Colonnades Theatre Lab production, Truth in Translation, which toured widely over several years. She writes and speaks extensively on issues relating to arts for young audiences, arts education and arts for reconciliation. She was awarded the Mickey Miner Award for Lifetime Achievement from IPAY (International Performing Arts for Youth) for her contribution to theatre for young audiences locally and globally.

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