Celebration of the 2008 Theatre for Children and Young People World Day
The 20th day of March 2008 was celebrated as the International Theatre for Children and Young People World Day again.. ASSITEJ has reminded again the right of children and young people to leisure and their rights to artistic and cultural enrichment, particularly by means of theatre.
For the eights time It was celebrated and reminded all over the world by special events: festivals, shows, celebrations, extraordinary performances, seminars, conferences, workshops, etc.
The author of the official proclamation regarding this year’s World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People was dr. Kim Woo Ok from Korea, former President of ASSITEJ International.
Based on the call of the Theatre Institute/the Czech ASSITEJ Centre the celebration of the 2008 International Theatre for Children and Young People World Day was participated in the Czech Republic by a total of 4 culture centres, 44 ensembles, which gave 57 performances in 17 cities throughout the country.
The Theatre Institute/the Czech ASSITEJ Centre, Association for creative drama and the Club Mlejn organized a special five-day event – The Festival for celebration of the World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People held in the Theatre at Celetná and the Club Mlejn from 16th March to 20th March 2008 . The programm included a total of 12 performances and was composed of selected representatives from professional theatres, theatre agency groups, amateur theatres for children and theatre for children performed by children.
Actor of Theatre DRAK Jiří Vyšohlíd became the recipient of the Czech Center ASSITEJ Award 2008.