March 27 is World Theatre Day!
Created in 1961 by UNESCO, World Theatre Day is celebrated annually on March 27 by theatre communities around the globe. The impetus behind World Theatre Day is to honour and further the goal of UNESCO’s International Theatre Institute (ITI) to celebrate the power of theatre as an indispensable bridge-builder for mutual international understanding and peace as well as to promote and protect cultural diversity and identity in communities throughout the world.
Since 2011, PACT, together with l’Association des théâtres francophones du Canada and the Playwrights Guild of Canada, has commissioned a message each year to promote and celebrate World Theatre Day from a distinctly Canadian perspective.The 2018 Canadian World Theatre Day message is written by Nina Lee Aquino.
“Diverse stories present diverse solutions; imaginative ways of telling stories unlock answers to seemingly impossible questions.” - Nina Lee Aquino