What can you do to celebrate World Theatre Day today?
– Borrow plays from Canada’s largest fully-circulating, independent theatre library and #GoReadAPlay! https://www.theatrealberta.com/library
– Refer a teen to Artstrek 2015 for the #bestmidsummernightever! https://www.theatrealberta.com/artstrek
– #GoSeeAPlay this weekend! Use our newly upgraded online Playbill to find what’s playing on any DAY, anywhere in Alberta! https://www.theatrealberta.com/playbill
– Watch this video about the Picks of the Edmonton Fringe theatre touring project, and see how we are working to stimulate the theatre industry in Alberta! Interested in booking a show to come to your community? Visit https://www.theatrealberta.com/tour.
The 2015 Canadian World Theatre Day message is written by Theatre Alberta member Mieko Ouchi!
The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT), l’Association des théâtres francophones du Canada (ATFC), and the Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC), annually commissions a message to promote and celebrate World Theatre Day from a distinctly Canadian perspective.
Created in 1961 by UNESCO, World Theatre Day is celebrated annually on March 27 by theatre communities around the globe. The impetus behind World Theatre Day is to honour and further the goal of UNESCO’s International Theatre Institute (ITI) to celebrate the power of theatre as an indispensable bridge-builder for mutual international understanding and peace as well as to promote and protect cultural diversity and identity in communities throughout the world.
Mieko is an Edmonton-based actor, writer, and director, and is currently Artistic Director of Concrete Theatre. We have printed Mieko’s message below. It has been translated into French by Mishka Lavigne, an Ottawa-based playwright; click here to view both messages on PACT’s website.