Yvette Hardie

Yvette HardieYVETTE HARDIE is a theatre director, producer, and educator active in the world of theatre and performance, with a focus on children and youth. She initiated the launch of ASSITEJ SA (the national centre of the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People) in 2007, and leads the organisation as Director. She is currently serving her second term as President of the international ASSITEJ and sits on the board of ITYARN and of Global Arts Corps. She has written and spoken extensively on issues relating to arts for young audiences, arts education and arts for reconciliation and conflict resolution around the globe. She is valued for her work in Arts Education, having written national curricula and textbooks for both Dramatic and Creative Arts. Yvette is a certified teacher of the Lessac technique of voice and body training, and was Head of Drama at the National School of the Arts. She has an MA in Theatre Practice from Tshwane University of Technology.



Hardie, Y., 2009. Von südafrikanischer Apartheiderfahrung erzählt. In: IXYPSILONZETT. Das Magazin für Kinder und Jugendtheater Vol. 1, 2009. ASSITEJ Germany, Frankfurt a. M. (article originally in English)


Publications she has been involved in:

Ciro, J. Dramatic Arts. Learner’s Book Grade 10, Via Afrika (Coordinating Author, ISBN: 9781415423073)

Ciro, J. Dramatic Arts. Learner’s Book Grade 12, Via Afrika (Coordinating Author, ISBN: 9781415423134)

Learning Station: Arts and Culture. Arts and Culture textbook for Grade 9. Published by Nasou via Afrika. (Contributing Author, ISBN 978-177004-387-9)

Life Skills textbooks for Creative Arts. For Grades 4-9. Published by Via Afrika. (Contributing Author)

Dal Vera, Rocco, ed. An Outcome-Based Approach for the Optimal Development of the Adolescent Voice: – Peer-reviewed article in The Voice in Violence by VASTA, 2001

Nkala, Jonathan. The Crossing and The Bicycle Thief. Published by Junkets Press (educational materials)



Etherton, Michael, 2006. African Theatre: youth. Reviews editor, Jane Plastow. Imprint, Oxford Press

Mshengu Kavanagh, Robert, 2015. Ngoma: Approaches to Arts Education in Southern Africa. With Chifunyise, Stephen Joel. (ISBN-10: 1517490367)

BISAC: Education / Arts in Education