It is a day designed to let theatre makers raise their heads from the local communities they work in and revel in the collective consciousness of their global community. It is a celebration of the health, vivacity and reach of our particular form of art. It is not a day for asking for help, or for audience building. It's a massive, collective high-five.WTD11 fell on a Sunday and, for many it was a day of rest and reflection. Others were rehearsing or performing, writing, watching and listening from the audience ... Here's the Theatre Communications Group (based in the US) WTD Message for this year. It echoes the theme of social justice through theatre which is this year's 'call to action' or reflection. It's very moving and talks about something that theatre makes us do so well: 'listen.' And World Theatre Day continues round the globe. You can catch the latest postings on the blog and on the WTD Facebook page. I loved the live stream from Berlin some hours ago. If you didn't catch it, you can read Brisbane's 23rd Productions posting for World Theatre Day on the blog as well, along with the Dead Cargo company and Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble's shout out to the world. And, if you didn't get to celebrate WTD11, watch out for WTD12 next year on March 27th.
- Brisbane battles flood devastation as death toll rises - CNN International (news.google.com)
- Rebuilding Queensland Business After Flood Damage - Small Business Guide (prweb.com)
- 'Post-war' effort needed to rebuild Queensland - ABC Online (news.google.com)
- The Australian Floods: a photo gallery (boingboing.net)
- Australia floods recede to reveal extent of damage (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Classical: pre-Shakespeare;
- Early Modern: post-Shakespeare to end of 19th century;
- 20th & 21st century: 1901-2005;
- Contemporary: a play produced within 5 years of its publication and/or completion. Right now, this means a work in this year's season which was published or completed between 2006 and 2011.
Meanwhile, here's something out of the archives. I stumbled over it doing some free-form searching online. You might be interested in this post from Sean Mee in 2007 The Future of La Boite Theatre Company. As you probably know, Sean was the former Artistic Director of La Boite.