2009 World Theatre Day
March 1, 2009
World Theatre Day is celebrated every year on March 27, and is sponsored by The International Theatre Institute. The ITI is an international non-governmental organization that was founded in Prague in 1948 by UNESCO and the international theatre community. The ITI aims "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."
Read Augusto Boal's World Theatre Day message here. Boal is the inventor of Forum Theatre and Theatre for the Oppressed, and was recently nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Read his entire biography here.