Welcome to the NYC World Theatre Day blog.
Created in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI), World Theatre Day is celebrated annually on March 27 by ITI Centres and the international theatre community. Various national and international theatre events are organized to mark this occasion, such as the creation and circulation of the World Theatre Day International Message through which, at the invitation of ITI, a figure of world stature shares his or her reflections on the theme of Theatre and a Culture of Peace. The International Message is translated into more than 20 languages, read for tens of thousands of spectators before performances in theatres throughout the world.
Our blog will bring together some of New York City's brightest theatre artists to discuss theatre in the world today, the challenges, the joys and universal realities of working in the theatre.
Mark your calendars now for World Theatre Day 2011 on March 27.