Happy World Theatre Day 2019!
World Theater Day is observed internationally on March 27 to generate awareness about the importance of theatre arts, how they played an important role in the field of entertainment and the changes that theatre brings in the life.
As the International Theatre Institute explains, this day is a celebration for those who can see the value and importance of the art form “theatre”, and acts as a wake-up call for governments, politicians and institutions which have not yet recognised its value.
World Theatre Day celebrates the importance of theatre arts as it continues to move, entertain, teach and change us. It encourages colleges, schools and theatre personalities to mark this day.
Each year the Council of International Theatre Institute chooses an outstanding theatre personality to write the message and share his or her reflections on theatre and international harmony.
This year the theme is Theatre and Culture of peace, and the speaker is Carlos Celdran from Cuba. He speaks about the unique moments theatre has given him and the meaning of the theatrical profession “to live instants of pure ephemeral truth, where we know that what we say and do, there under the stage lights, is true and reflects the most profound, most personal, part of ourselves”. You can read the entire piece, here.
How to Celebrate World Theater Day
- You could support local theatre by fundraising and attending performances.
- You can even join a theatre program and learn about music and acting.
- Today use #WorldTheatreDay to share on social media.
Theatre is a collaborative form of art and Ireland has a rich tradition of world-famous theatre that goes back centuries, but their contemporary dramatists and theatricals are also making their mark on the stage in every sense of the word.
Below you will find a list of three plays that have shaped the Irish theatre.
1.Dublin by Lamplight (2004)
2.Cyprus Avenue (2016)
3.On Raftery’s Hill (2000)
We’re lucky to have some fantastic Theatres in the City offering a whole range of performances and participation.
Check out their websites for more info and updates.
Dublin Theatre Festival
The Gaiety Theatre
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Smock Alley Theatre
Project Arts Centre
The Stella Theatre
What is THE BEST production you’ve ever seen at the theatre?
Let us know in the comments!