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Why I love the theatre March 3, 2010

Filed under: World Theatre Day — Rebecca Coleman @ 7:49 am
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World Theatre Day is less than a month away. Plans are in full swing.

Last year, Ian MacKenzie, a writer from Toronto, came up with the idea of a World Theatre Day meme. For those of you that are new to this concept (and I certainly was), Wikipedia defines a meme as

a catchphrase or concept that spreads rapidly from person to person via the Internet, largely through Internet-based email, blogs, forums, Internet-based social networking sites and Internet-based instant messaging. The term derives from the original concept of memes, although it has come to refer to a much more narrowly defined category of cultural information.

Ian’s idea was to take a picture of us standing on our favorite theatre books–the books that had supported us throughout our career in the theatre. You can see the results here.

Us WTD10 faciliators loved this idea, and wanted to do it again. So, we are asking people to create a short video, 1-2 minutes long, on the theme of “Why I love the theatre” OR “What theatre means to me.” Once you’ve created your video, go to this URL for further instructions about how to share it with the world.

Here is mine:

add to del.icio.us : Add to Blinkslist : add to furl : Digg it : add to ma.gnolia : Stumble It! : add to simpy : seed the vine : : : TailRank : post to facebook

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5 Responses to “Why I love the theatre”

  1. This is absolutely beautiful! I’m going to run right out and do it. Well, have to buy the flip-cam first…

  2. I actually shot this with the webcam on my laptop, just FYI!

  3. […] Click here for more details and where to send your video! […]

  4. […] Rebecca Cole­man on why she loves the­atre. Do you know about World The­atre Day? Have you vis­ited the link yet? You do now. It’s March 27th, and you can join in the fun. Let the WTD folks know what you’re doing–if anything–whether pro­duc­ing a show, see­ing a show, hav­ing a the­atre party, what have you. And you can do like Rebecca and record a video telling the world what it is that you love about the­atre. (If you didn’t already love it before her video, I’m sure you will by the end. That kind of joy is infectious…) […]

  5. […] Make a video on why you love theatre. […]


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