World Theatre Day

World Theatre Day (World Theatre Day) is set in 1961 year IX Congress of the International Theatre Institute (International Theatre Institute, ITI) and annually 27 March marked ITI Centres and the international theater companies.

The organization, according to its charter, is aimed at "strengthening peace and friendship between peoples, to expand the creative collaboration of theatrical figures of the world." The first international message for World Theatre Day was written in 1962 by French writer and artist Jean Cocteau ( Fr. Jean Cocteau, 1889-1963).

The Soviet Union became the member of the International Theatre Institute in 1959. Since 1961, the Soviet Union and then Russia — a permanent member of its executive committee.

As you know, the word "theater " comes from the ancient Greek word theatron (