On Sunday 20 March, we celebrate World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People. This day connects artists and other theatre professionals around the globe through an advocacy campaign based on the message ‘Take A Child To The Theatre’. Since 2001, each year there has been a World Day message written by a different theatre-related personality or advocate. The messages for 2016 are written by Jenny Sealey, artistic director of Graeae Theatre and co-director of the 2012 London Paralympics and by president of ASSITEJ International Yvette Hardie. You can find the messages here:
- English version
- French version
- Dutch version
- German version: see attachment
Also, there is a video that has been made for this day, created in Nigeria by Jeremiah Ikongio.
Please do not hesitate to share the messages and the video, as well as your own events happening around March 20th using the hashtag #