Celebrate the 49th Annual World Theatre Day!
March 27, 2011

Tony Award-winning Actor Jeffrey Wright, US Message
Artist & Humanitarian Jessica A. Kaahwa, International Message
"Theater reshapes reality. Emboldened by the playwright's imagination, actor and audience conspire to rethink the world."
– Jeffrey Wright, excerpt from World Theatre Day US Message

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), home of the US Center of the International Theatre Institute (ITI-US), invites you to celebrate World Theatre Day on March 27, 2011. Created in 1961, World Theatre Day is celebrated annually by ITI Centers around the world and the international theatre community.

Tony Award-winning actor Jeffrey Wright has issued a US message, and video, which reminds us that the art of listening is critical for the transformation of theatre to occur. Wright won the 1994 Tony Award for Angels in America and most recently performed in John Guare's new play, A Free Man of Color, at Lincoln Center Theatre. He is also Chairman of the Taia Peace Foundation, which is active in development work in Sierra Leone.

Artist, academic and humanitarian Jessica A. Kaahwa, from Uganda has delivered an international message, which has been translated in 20 languages.

TCG/ITI-US dedicates its World Theatre Day celebrations to the life and legacy of Ellen Stewart, Founding Artistic Director of the La MaMa Experimental Theatre.

Visit www.tcg.org/international for ways to celebrate – and to view the WTD messages and map of global activities.