Ways to Participate
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), which serves as the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute (ITI-US), invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions and audiences to celebrate the 51st annual World Theatre Day on March 27, 2013. For questions, or access to the World Theatre Day logo, please email email@example.com.
Other ways to participate:
- Read stories from TCG’s U.S.-Cuba Exploratorium from March 15-22, 2013. A group of theatre-makers will engage with the cultural life of this fascinating country, and report back on our blog, the TCG Circle.
- Learn about other globally-minded theatre-makers on the Circle through our Fulbright Theatre Artist and Global Connections Grant Recipient post series, then…
- Apply for a Global Connections grant yourself!
- Connect with other global theatre-makers on TCG’s year-round online community platform, Conference 2.0.
- Write your own globally-minded essay for the TCG Circle.
- Promote your WTD activities on the official Map of WTD 2013 Events
- On March 27, share the WTD statement from Dario Fo with your audience, community and students, or incorporate it in your theatre’s opening curtain speech
- Disseminate Fo ’s message through email, Twitter and Facebook to help raise awareness of World Theatre Day.
- Include a special insert with this year's message in your program
- Tune into The NYC WTD Coalition's The Around the Globe Chain Play which will be live-streamed on #NewPlayTV on March 27th at 7pm.
- Follow WTD updates on Twitter, and tweet about World Theatre Day using hashtag #WTD13 with a message like, “Celebrate World Theatre Day 2013 on March 27"
- Follow the International Theatre Institute on Facebook, and post your own messages like this one, “Join us as we celebrate World Theatre Day 2013 leading up to the 51st Anniversary on March 27. There are many ways to get involved, so please help us champion the power of theatre to strengthen cultural exchange and mutual understanding across borders!”
- Register with the Performing Arts Alliance (PAA) and take action by contacting your elected officials regarding the need for: Improved visa processing for international guest artists (Issue Brief / Advocacy Letter); Increased funding for the Cultural Programs Division of the State Department (Issue Brief / Advocacy Letter)
- Host a round table with your community to discuss the themes related to World Theatre Day
- Offer ticket discounts in celebration of the day
- Make your backstage space available for audiences to tour
Participate Beyond WTD 2013:
- Register with the Human Rights Watch to learn about human rights issues from around the world
- Consider applying for a Fulbright to conduct theatre research, training, and teaching —our world needs more creative solutions and leadership to resolve many of our challenges, and the Fulbright is making an effort to include more artists and theatre scholars in their programs
- Set a goal to work with your local community and Sister Cities International to create a reciprocal cultural exchange or project with your sister city
- Purchase a copy of the World of Theatre, published by ITI Worldwide, which serves as the best reference guide available to explore the diversity of the current global dramatic scene