Tuesday, March 17, 2015

20th March - World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People





20th March is celebrated as WORLD DAY OF THEATRE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE.

This is an ASSITEJ campaign, promoted and celebrated through the message
'Take a Child to the Theatre Today'.

ASSITEJ (International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People) is a network organisation spread over 60 countries. It has institutional as well as individual members. In India we have over 35 members and are growing as a network body.

World Day is a global campaign which is celebrated by ASSITEJ through its members as well as Networks with affiliates across 100 countries.

Since 2001, each year there has been a World Day message by a different theatre-related personality like Peter Brook, Augusto Boal, Suzanne Osten, Suzanne Lebeau, Michael Morpurgo, among others. There is also a new message each year from the President of ASSITEJ:http://www.assitej-international.org/about/world-day.

The focus is to enable ASSITEJ members, performing companies, arts organisations, academics, teachers, artists, practitioners and others interested in theatre for young audiences to connect with the idea of World Day and ‘make the case’ for children’s entitlement to theatre and the arts.

In Mumbai, Gillo Theatre Repertory and Tram Theatre shall be presenting performances to celebrate this day.
Gillo shall perform its play HANUMAN KI RAMAYAN and Tram shall perform snippets from its play ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Date: 20th March
Time: 6pm
Venue: BCCA Hall, Bhavans Campus, Andheri West, Mumbai

Entry is free, but registration via email is advised. (Contact gillo.gilehri@gmail.com)

This celebration is supported by Bhavans Cultural Centre, Andheri.

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