27th March is celebrated as world theatre day. It was initiated by the International Theatre Institute in the year 1961. William Shakespeare aptly describes the world through his famous quote, All world’s a stage. The theatre is one of the finest arts and requires great skills as well as passion. It is a day to honor the creativity and zest of the theatre artists. Not just this, the great masterpieces of theatre are admired on this great day.
The very first message on the World Theatre Day was written by Jean Cocteau in 1962. Thereafter, every year the Executive Council of ITI picks up a theatre personality to write the message for the World Theatre Day.
This year the World Theatre Day message is written by Carlos CELDRAN, Cuba.
Aims and goals of celebrating World International Theatre Day
- To encourage the art forms existing in the world.
- To promote the artists and their talents.
- To encourage people to participate more in theatre.
- To celebrate the rich cultural heritage of theatre and bring recognition to it.