Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Celebrating World Theatre Day in NYC...

Attend the NYCWTD's Around-the-Globe Chain Play: nycwtdchainplay2014.eventbrite.com
And then attend:
A window into the creative process, The Rough Draft Festival is a showcase of exciting new work currently under development by LaGuardia Performing Arts Center and other companies. Highlighted by performances at the ON-stage theater; interactive Q&A sessions; and online opportunities to engage the artists with social media, The Rough Draft Festival runs Wed, Mar 26 - Tue, Apr 1. 
Participating artists include: Built for Collapse who Time Out NY called, “An ambitiously subversive young troupe”; Debut readings from LPAC New Play Development Residents; and co-curators Audrey Dimola and Tyler Rivenbark create an immersive theatre experience in site-specific locations throughout the LAGCC campus.
In collaboration with HOLOCENTER (Center For the Holographic Arts), LPAC kicks off the annual Rough Draft Theater Festival on WORLD THEATER DAY, Fri, Mar 27. Clocktower performances include: DJ BUILT4COLLAPSE; Yoga theatrics from actress April Evans; musical stylings of QUEENIE; social media installations; and pop-up dramas from festival participants.

**Light refreshments and cash bar available at the reception. To RSVP.

Other ways to participate:

  • Share Bailey and Rodriguez’s message on or around March 27 through program notes, curtain speeches and online media.
  • View videos of international theatre artists reading translations of Bailey’s message in their own language on ITI Worldwide in Paris’ website: www.iti-worldwide.org.
  • Read the Crossing Borders World Theatre Day salon on the TCG Circle, which will feature interviews with and essays from Mexican and Canadian artists, as well as other globally-minded theatre people working across borders: http://www.tcgcircle.org/.
  • Connect with other global theatre-makers on TCG’s year-round online community platform, Conference 2.0.
  • Write your own globally-minded essay for the TCG Circle.
  • Tune into The NYC WTD Coalition's The Around the Globe Chain Play.
  • Follow WTD updates on Twitter, and tweet about World Theatre Day using hashtag #WTD14 with a message like, “Celebrate World Theatre Day 2014 on March 27"
  • Follow the International Theatre Institute on Facebook, and post your own messages like this one, “Join us as we celebrate World Theatre Day 2014 leading up to the 52nd Anniversary on March 27. There are many ways to get involved, so please help us champion the power of theatre to strengthen cultural exchange and mutual understanding across borders!”
  • Host a round table with your community to discuss the themes related to World Theatre Day
  • Offer ticket discounts in celebration of the day
  • Make your backstage space available for audiences to tour
  • Register with the Human Rights Watch to learn about human rights issues from around the world
  • Consider applying for a Fulbright to conduct theatre research, training, and teaching —our world needs more creative solutions and leadership to resolve many of our challenges, and the Fulbright is making an effort to include more artists and theatre scholars in their programs
  • Set a goal to work with your local community and Sister Cities International to create a reciprocal cultural exchange or project with your sister city
  • Purchase a copy of the World of Theatre, published by ITI Worldwide, which serves as the best reference guide available to explore the diversity of the current global dramatic scene

And, of course, the best way to celebrate 
World Theatre Day
 is to create and attend theatre!!!

1 comment:

  1. I have a great way to celebrate World Theatre Day! Help us finish the open-air theatre we're building in the mountains in the south of Spain! It's going to bring wonderful things to a forgotten corner of Spain - and you can help make it happen...
    The stage and 150 seats are built. We're crowdfunding to build 150 more: