Posted by Rachel Wiese and Travis Bedard as a Facebook event:
Calling friends of theatre to party:
World Theatre Day, March 27th , falls on a Tuesday in 2012 and Austin’s Celebration will take place at 7pm at The Vortex’s Butterfly Bar, 2307 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722. [click for map]
World Theatre Day (WTD) was founded in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute to unify and empower theatre arts around the globe. Each year, a renowned theatre artist is asked to write a message to the global theatre community. This year, the WTD Message was written by John Malkovich and will be read aloud at 8pm by Austin’s Kathryn Rogers.
In honor of World Theatre Day’s 50th Anniversary, The Theatre Communications Group launched an online video series called I AM THEATRE, and requests that theatre artists participate by submitting three-minute videos sharing pivotal moments in their theatre-making experience. A capturing station will be set up at the Vortex for anyone wanting to create a submission. [Click to see Dave Steakley's video as an example.]
There will also be cake.
We hope to see you all at the Butterfly Bar on Tuesday, March 27th at 7pm to celebrate World Theatre Day.
Travis Bedard (Cambiare Productions)
Rachel Wiese (The Exchange Artists)