World Theatre Day was created in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI). It is celebrated annually on March 27th by ITI Centres and the international theatre community. Various national and international theatre events are organized to mark this occasion. One of the most important of these is the circulation of the World Theatre Day International Message through which, at the invitation of ITI, a figure of world stature shares his or her reflections on the theme of Theatre and a Culture of Peace.
For more information on World Theatre Day and the full text of the World Theatre Day International Message, please visit www.iti-worldwide.org
World Theatre Day Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) Performances
Some theatres in Toronto offer PWYC performances (usually Sunday matinees). As part of World Theatre Day, TAPA is spotlighting these terrific opportunities to celebrate theatre and see some great shows at an impossible-to-beat price. For full details, please contact the venue box office. Some participating theatres include:
- Democracy by Michael Frayn Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman Ave Box Office: 416.531.1827 Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 2:30pm PWYC
- Fire by Paul Ledoux and James Young Canadian Stage – Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front St E Box Office: 416.368.3110 Monday, March 31, 2008 at 8:00pm PWYC
- Last Days of Graceland by Franca Miraglia Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Ave Box Office: 416.504.7529 Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 2:30pm PWYC
- The Mansfield Project by Dean Gilmour & Michelle Smith Factory Studio Theatre, 125 Bathurst St Box Office: 416.504.9971 Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 2:30pm PWYC