March 27 is World Theatre Day!
Created in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute, today is a day we celebrate the power of imagination, the importance of telling stories and the power of the theatre to do just that.
Yesterday, I took my pre-teen son to see Young People's Theatre and Nightswimming Theatre production of Boys with Cars by Anita Majumdar. Learning and feeling together about critical issues of consent, male privilege, gender roles. bullying and respect through this incredible one person show reminded me why we need theatre. My son was impacted in the way that no video has done. He said: All of my friends should see this play. He reflected on how the theatre made things more real for him and impacted his feelings more deeply. For more on this production: http://www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca/shows-tickets/boys-cars/
Theatre can uplift, empower, inspire, make us laugh and make us cry. Remember the power of theatre today. THank you to all of you who bring this magic to young people daily. Our drama and dance teachers know the power of the performing arts. Please check out this link to learn more!
Take some time with your students to share the joy of the theatre, see a play, pay tribute to a playwright, admire the beauty of the places where theatre happens, promote the value of theatre in all of its forms today.