Press Release Vancouver: World Theatre Day 2009
Vancouver Joins the World in Celebrating Theatre!
Vancouver: March 27 is celebrated as World Theatre Day, and this year, Vancouver has joined other cities and communities all over the world in celebrating the power of Theatre. World Theatre Day is the brainchild of The International Theatre Institute (ITI), an international non-governmental organization, which was founded in Prague in 1948 by UNESCO. The goal of the ITI is “to promote international exchange of knowledge and practice in theatre arts (drama, dance, music theatre) in order to consolidate peace and solidarity between peoples, to deepen mutual understanding and increase creative co-operation between all people in the theatre arts.” Each theatre in the world is encouraged to read the World Theatre Day International Address prior to curtain on March 27. This year’s WTD address is penned by the Augusto Boal, the creator of Theatre of the Oppressed.
Vancouver will also participate in a truly international gathering online celebrating Theatre. The World Theatre Day Blog will serve as an international hub on March 27. Theatre artists will be able to log in and see what others are doing to celebrate this special day, and share their stories, photos and videos as well. The World Theatre Day Blog was created, and is maintained by a group of International Theatre artists from Canada, the US, the UK and Australia. Their goal is to create connections and collaborations between theatre artists on an international scale using social networking.
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