World Day for Theatre of Children is an ASSITEJ campaign, promoted and celebrated through the message ‘Take a Child to the Theatre Today’.
This focus should enable National Centres, individual members, companies, arts organisations, academics, teachers, artists, practitioners and others interested in theatre for young audiences to connect with the idea of World Day and ‘make the case’ for children’s entitlement to theatre and the arts. All ASSITEJ Members are invited to promote the World Day messages and consider additional activity – large or small. Each year ASSITEJ Centres around the globe deliver activities ranging from conferences, performances, workshops and special media events. This tool-kit aims to help you plan for World Day 2015 which happens on March 20th.
This year ASSITEJ will be 50 years old! (1965-2015) and we are celebrating this anniversary with a special edition of our magazine. This 2015 number has two sections, Jubilee and One Step Beyond Generations, which has a double objective: to acknowledge, give thanks for and celebrate our past and to reflect on our activities for the future.
On this occasion the reader will find the articles in two versions, in English and in one of the languages of the country they come from (as far as it was possible). In this way, on the occasion of our anniversary, we wish to endorse and show our recognition of the diversity of languages and cultures of the countries that are members of this association.