Last year, I did a job for our local Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance–publicity for their annual World Theatre Day celebrations.
World Theatre Day takes place every year on March 27, and is the brainchild of the International Theatre Institute. It’s aim 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.
Pretty cool, hey?
So, last year, our WTD celebrations took place – with the participation and cooperation of many of our local companies – all during the week of March 27. And we were very successful in getting the attention of both the media and the local community.
I’m helping out with publicity for our local WTD celebrations again this year, but I started thinking… what if we made this thing truly international? We have the technology… So, I’m pleased to announce that, with the help and support of The Next Stage, we are throwing a World Theatre Day party, and everyone’s invited!
We’ve started a blog: http://wtd09.wordpress.com. If you are interested in participating, details are there, but basically, we want to hear what your local theatre community is doing to celebrate the power of theatre. And, on March 27, we want you to log in and live blog your events, upload pictures or videos… we want to hear from you!
It’s gonna be a great party, and the more theatre lovers/bloggers/producers/writers/artists get invovled, the better it’s going to be! I, for one, just can’t wait to get this party started….