TCG/ITI-US: Celebrate World Theatre Day 2012 on March 27th!


Celebrate the 50th Annual World Theatre Day!
March 27, 2012

Award-winning actor, producer and director John Malkovich to give International Message

"And may the best of you – for it will only be the best of you, and even then only in the rarest and briefest moments – succeed in framing that most basic of questions, ‘how do we live?’"

– John Malkovich, excerpt from World Theatre Day International Message

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre and home of the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute (ITI-US), invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions and audiences to celebrate the 50th annual World Theatre Day on March 27, 2012. Created in 1961, World Theatre Day is celebrated annually by ITI Centers around the world and the international theatre community.

Each year, a renowned theatre artist of world stature is invited by ITI Worldwide in Paris to craft an international message to mark the global occasion. This year's message was written by award-winning actor, director and producer John Malkovich.

In honor of World Theatre Day's 50th celebration, TCG asks its membership, theatre makers and audiences to participate in ongoing World Theatre Day projects like the I AM THEATRE video project and by submitting essays for the Circle on the theme of Generations Without Borders.

TCG also encourages the dissemination of Malkovich’s message through email, Twitter and Facebook, as well as in theatre programs and pre-show speeches to help raise awareness of World Theatre Day.

Visit the World Theatre Day website for more ways to get involved!