This year's World Theater Day finds theatrical stages closed all over the world and pandemic to cover artists, technicians and those who live from the art of theater.
World Theater Day is the annual celebration of the international theatrical community, from 1961, when it premiered at the initiative of the International Theater Institute.
It is celebrated every year on 27 March, with theatrical events and other theater-related events, organized by the national departments of the International Theater Institute, a non-governmental organization that brings together theater professionals and works closely with UNESCO.
The first message for this day was written by Jean Cocteau and every year an internationally recognized theater personality undertakes to write the message which read in all theaters around the world.
Every year a theater person undertakes to write a message about the celebration related to the theater, which is usually read on scene by an actress in all theaters before her scheduled show 27 of March.
This year's message (2015) is signed by the famous English actress Ellen Mirren and is as follows:
“We are going through a very difficult time for live performances and
many artists, technicians, craftsmen and women compete in one
profession that was already precarious.
Perhaps this persistent insecurity has enabled them to
survive this pandemic with intelligence and courage.
Their imagination has already been transformed in these new conditions
in inventive, entertaining and moving ways
communication, which is of course largely due to
Since there are people on this planet,
tell each other stories. The beautiful culture of
theater will live as long we stay here.
The creative impulse of writers, set designers, dancers,
singers, actors, musicians, directors will never be suffocated
and in the very near future will thrive again with new energy and
a new perception of the world that we all share.
#World_Theatre_Day with a message by Ellen Mirren – How the Greek theater participateshtps: //t.co/hVcosw3Km2 #WorldTheatreDay 2021
– Ministry of Culture and Sports (@cultureGR) March 35,)
Who is Ellen Mirren
Ellen Mirren is one of the most famous and respected actresses with an international career which spans the stage, cinema and television and has won numerous awards for its shocking and varied performances including an Oscar 2003 for her role in the movie “The Queen”.
Ellen Mirren began her career as Cleopatra at the National Youth Theater. He then worked in the theater in Manchester and then joined the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).
After four important years at RSC, the Ellen changed direction completely when she started working in the troupe of the famous director Peter Brook, the Center de Recherche Théâtral, touring in Africa and America.
Since then her theatrical career has included numerous productions in the West End, Fringe, RSC, the National Theater of England and Broadway in the USA. including “A Month in the Country” for which he was nominated for a Tony Award and “The Dance of Death” on Broadway opposite Ian McKellen.
Other productions in which he participated were “Orpheus Descending” in “Donmar Warehouse” and “Mourning Fits Electra” ( “Mourning Becomes Electra”) at the National Theater of England, a role for which he was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Actor.
He returned to the National Theater of England in 2013 with the eponymous role in Rakina's Phaedra directed by Nicholas Hytner.
This show made history as it was the first theatrical production to be filmed for NTLive and screened in cinemas around the world.
In her most recent performance at the West End in London 2013 took over again The role of Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's “The Audience” directed by Stephen Daldry.
Won the Olivier Award Best Actor and the What's on Stage award. In February 2015 “The Audition” was moved to the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater in New York with Ellen Miren in the lead role, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actor.
In addition to her stage career, Ellen Mirren is widely known for her outstanding achievements on the small and large screen.
The 1961 was awarded the title of “Dame of the British Empire”