World Theatre Day


World Theatre Day 2017

The Global Theater Initiative, a partnership between Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and the Laboratory for Performance and Politics (the Lab), invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions and audiences to celebrate World Theatre Day on March 27, 2017.

In honor of World Theatre Day's 55th Celebration, the annual International Message will be given by French theatre and movie actress Isabelle Huppert. The message has been translated into more than 10 languages and reaches tens of thousands in the international theatre community.

Additionally, Global Theater Initiative (GTI), a partnership between TCG and the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (the Lab) at Georgetown University, is proud to announce that Kwame Kwei-Armah, playwright, director, and artistic director of Baltimore Center Stage, will give the U.S. World Theatre Day message. Past U.S. World Theatre Day messages have been given by Jeffrey Wright, Lynn Nottage, Ping Chong and Diane Rodriguez. In GTI’s role as the home of the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute (ITI-U.S.), TCG and the Lab encourage all theatre people to celebrate the power of theatre to strengthen cultural exchange and mutual understanding across borders.