Monday, March 4, 2013

World Theatre Day 2013

World Theatre Day 2013 will be celebrated around the world on Wednesday, March 27th.  However here in NYC, we celebrate WTD for an entire week March 23 - 30th.

There are so many amazing activities to Co:

  • The Around the Globe Chain Play
    In honor of World Theatre Day, 16 playwrights from around the world will contribute to this play. Playwrights include: Dominique Morisseau (USA, NYC), Bekah Brunstetter (USA, Los Angeles), Van Badham (Australia), Mixkaela Villalon (Philippines), Janice Poon (Hong Kong), Abdelrahem Alawji (Lebanon), Jeton Neziraj (Kosovo), John Freedman (Russia), Ulrike Syha (Germany),  Enver Husicic (Netherlands), Zainabu Jallo (Nigeria), Beatriz Cabur (Spain), Sarah Grochala (UK),  Sigtryggur Magnason (Iceland), Caridad Svich (USA, NYC) and one TBA.

    The final script will be given a stage reading on March 27th at 7:00 PM. The reading will take place at The Lark Play Development Center (311 West 43rd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036). The reading will be directed by Doug Howe, Artistic Director of the NYC based theatre company The Internationalist.

    This event is FREE, but reservations are suggested. To make reservations go to

  • Reception
    Following the Chain Play reading on 3/27 a reception will be held at the Lark Play Development Center where a number of NYC theatre luminaries will read the International Theatre Institute’s World Theatre Day Message.

  • SPLAT Performance (Site-specific Public Large Acts of Theatre)
    More Details Soon

  • Lots of Performances
    Performances around the city will be celebrating this global event by including the International Theatre Institute’s World Theatre Day Message in their programs during the WTD week (3/23 - 3/27)

    If you have a production up 3/23 - 3/27 and want to be a part of the festivities, join the coalition.

  • The Message
    This year International Theatre Institute’s World Theatre Day Message will be written by Dario Fo, the Italian playwright, director, actor and composer.

  • NYCWTD Blog
    Here on our blog, we will:
    • Follow the Around the Globe Chain Play by posting the bios of each of the playwrights and the script as it comes in.
    • We are also asking readers to send photos of their theatres and productions to and we will post them here on our blog
    • We will post photos of the SPLAT performances and update you on all of the NYCWTD activities.
    • And of course we will be posting the ITI WTD message.

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