Naish Takes the WTD Trophy

Jenny Naish of Roles 4 Women Theatre Company takes home the trophy at the World Theatre Day celebrations at the LSPU Hall.

 
Happy World Theatre Day! As part of the day’s festivities Jenny Naish participated in the theatre trivia showdown hosted by Resource Centre for the Arts at the LSPU Hall. Theatre Companies around the province sent in trivia questions and four teams of two competed in the event, Jenny was paired with Brian Marler and the two won in a very close race.
 
Created by UNESCO in 1961, World Theatre Day is celebrated around the world on March 27th. It is also the day that Roles 4 Women Theatre Company was formed in 2005. So happy birthday to us! Each year a prominent figure is asked to deliver a message for World Theatre Day. This year’s message is from actor John Malkovich:

I’m honored to have been asked by the International Theatre Institute ITI at UNESCO to give this greeting commemorating the 50th anniversary of World Theatre Day. I will address my brief remarks to my fellow theatre workers, peers and comrades.

May your work be compelling and original. May it be profound, touching, contemplative, and unique. May it help us to reflect on the question of what it means to be human, and may that reflection be blessed with heart, sincerity, candor, and grace. May you overcome adversity, censorship, poverty and nihilism, as many of you will most certainly be obliged to do. May you be blessed with the talent and rigor to teach us about the beating of the human heart in all its complexity, and the humility and curiosity to make it your life’s work. And may the best of you – for it will only be the best of you, and even then only in the rarest and briefest moments – succeed in framing that most basic of questions, “how do we live?” Godspeed.
John Malkovich

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