You may or may not know that March 27th is World Theatre Day.
It’s pretty exciting to know that theatre gets its own day of recognition alongside talking like a pirate and pancakes.
You also may or may not know that back in 2013 my Twitter pal @edtech4theatre and I started the World’s Biggest Theatre Ensemble through our first World Theatre Day celebration. You can read about it here and here.
Suffice to say, we’re keen to revive and expand it and we need you to help us.
We recently spoke on TheatreCast about the upcoming day and how you can get involved. We’ve also set up a website which you can check out here.
All we’re really keen to do is have teachers celebrate the day in any way they can – big or small. Maybe you just organise a special lesson with your class. Maybe you present something at a school assembly. Send it to us and we’ll share it on our webpage. We’re adding information to the website so if you need ideas, permission notes to allow your students to be photographed and used in the public domain you can access it all here at the site. If you want to co-ordinate a gathering of drama teachers go ahead and do it.
Either way we just want to spread the word that teachers all over the world are doing awesome stuff in their classroom every day and we want people to see it, share it and be proud of it. Let’s spread the message that the arts matter.
Please share this post with your colleagues via your school email system, share it on your personal social media pages. Let’s just spread the message of #theatrelove.
Stay tuned to this blog or the World Theatre Day website for updates. Hope to share your WTD fun on March 27th.
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