Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Upcoming: World Theatre Day in Austin - Spect[Actor], March 27

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Theatre artists will take to the streets, buses, shops, parks and fountains of Austin to engage unsuspecting audiences as participants in

Austin's World Theatre Day celebration.

The schedule of diverse performances has been released for the theatrical acts to be performed in everyday settings on Saturday, March 27, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in various locations around Austin.

Hosted by The Exchange Artists, Austin's SPECT[ACTOR] acts will be created and performed by local companies and individuals at locations throughout Central Texas.

Austinites will have the opportunity to encounter more than 50 actors in public places on March 27, including two theatrical acts taking place on public transit, with permission from Capitol Metro. Click on 'Read more" below to view the detailed schedule.

The evening will conclude with a party hosted by The Exchange Artists at 7 p.m. at the Creative Alliance Studios, located at 701 Tillery Street.

The event begins with a reading of the International World Theatre Day message written by Judy Dench, read by Hyde Park Theatre’s Ken Webster. Austin Chronicle arts editor Robert Faires will also deliver the first ever "State of the Arts in Austin Address". Michael Meigs of will speak "From the Audience." Refreshments, video clips from the day, live streaming footage from other cities celebrating World Theatre Day will also be included. The free event is open to the public.

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