Saturday, March 12, 2011

3/27/11: Fifth Wall celebrates World Theatre Day

For all my internationally-minded friends, block out your calendars and join me for World Theatre Day on Sunday 03/27 at Bricolage!

Bricolage, in conjunction with actors Mark Staley and Rich Venezia, is proud to present World Theatre Day: Conflict and Resolution on Sunday March 27, 2011 at 7:30pm.

This program is being presented as part of Bricolage’s new Fifth Wall program, which aims to break the boundaries between storytelling and current events.

The event is a celebration of theatre from around the world.

World Theatre Day was created in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute, and is celebrated annually on March 27 by ITI Centers and the international theatre community. Various national and international theatre events are organized to celebrate the International Message. Each year a figure outstanding in theatre or a person outstanding in heart and spirit from another field is invited to share his or her reflections on theatre and international harmony. What is known as the International Message is translated into more than 20 languages, read for tens of thousands of spectators before performances in theatres throughout the world and printed in hundreds of daily newspapers. Past figures have been Laurence Olivier, Vaclav Havel and Arthur Miller. Last year Dame Judi Dench led the charge.
"World Theatre Day is an opportunity to celebrate Theatre in all its myriad forms…Performances can occur in a small village in Africa, next to a mountain in Armenia, on a tiny island in the Pacific. All it needs is a space and an audience…March 27 is always the official World Theatre Day. In many ways every day should be considered a theatre day, as we have a responsibility to continue the tradition to entertain, to educate and to enlighten our audiences, without whom we couldn’t exist."
– Dame Judi Dench 
World Theatre Day: Conflict and Resolution will feature some of Pittsburgh’s top theatre artists including Sheila McKenna, Mark Staley, Tami Dixon, Rich Venezia, Jeffrey Carpenter and many more performing pieces from Uganda, Ireland, Cambodia, the United States, India, South Africa, and more. Join us to celebrate the voices of playwrights from around the world writing about conflict and resolution.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Seats may be reserved by emailing Tami Dixon at

937 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Sunday March 27th at 7:30PM

More information is available at

More about Bricolage 
At Bricolage, our mission is to immerse artists and audiences in adventurous theatrical experiences that foster connections and alter perceptions.

Artistic Vision
We envision theater not as a passive experience, but as a vehicle for heightened involvement for artist and audience alike. Our approach encourages artists to take the creative risks necessary to create full-blooded, high-quality theatrical experiences that challenge audiences to engage in new ways, react, and express openly their opinions about our work – to have a stake in the creative discussion.

The word Bricolage means, “making artful use of what is at hand.” What excites this company is the connection and interaction between seemingly disparate elements, and the potential for these components to resonate as one cohesive event. Bricolage uses the distinctive resources of the Pittsburgh region to create theatrical experiences that stimulate a heightened sense of involvement for the audience. "What’s at hand" is our city’s changing landscape, our plentiful human and material resources, and the salient political, cultural and ethical issues we encounter and react to each day.

By combining different artistic mediums, nourishing local talent, producing provocative work, and facilitating audience engagement, Bricolage seeks to revitalize live performance for a new era.

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