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….
Rebecca is a contributing columnist and founder of Rebecca Coleman Marketing and Media Relations, a Vancouver PR company. She blogs at artofthebiz.com and twitters under @rebeccacoleman
Oh, hell yeah! This is going to be huge. Sign me up for a spot on the WTD blogroll Bex, I’m stoked on live-blogging this.
I would love to have bloggers from every continent on this site. Is there theatre on Antarctica?
Don’t worry if you don’t write English, we’ll get Google to translate!
Maybe we should challenge the Chicago boys to a blog-off…
Oh, it’s ON Simon.
Chicago Theater – and not just us bloggers – have been waiting for an exchange like this.
Yeah… Wahoops. That’s Nick, BTDubs. I did help to make that avatar, though!
Count me in somehow. I have a show at PT that night, but either I’ll live blog the show or find an after party to attend.
Anyone talked to Kate from Australia yet?
It’s a blog-off!
Nick-that avatar is fierce, thanks so much. Love it.
Lois-I knew you’d be down, that’s awesome!
Is there any Theatre Party for WTD in New York City?