A Cuban to Voice for International Theater Day
Director Carlos Celdran will read the central words for International Theater Day, becoming the first Cuban with such a privilege, according to a note from the National Council of Performing Arts.
After the message, which will be broadcasted from China on March 27, Cuba will open an extensive program of celebrations dedicated to honoring such a significant date for the theatrical community. A reading of plays in the Abelardo Estorino theater of the Ministry of Culture is scheduled among the activities, of which the play Ways to use the heart, winner of the Dramaturgy Prize Virgilio Piñera 2018 stands out. The books The Long Journey to the Truth, by Carlos Sarmiento; Andy Arencibia's In a Second of Brilliant Revelation; Maira Almarale's Closed Envelopes, Open Memory; and Yerandy Fleites' Pueblo Blanco will also be launched. During the commemoration day, the main city' s theatres will feature a variety of presentations aimed at a diverse public and chosen with every intention to welcome the event. Some of the proposals are Transfer, by Impulso Teatro; Buster Keaton's Walk, by Teatro de las Estaciones; It Happens on Sunday, by Teatro de la Luna and Do not embrace me with your fist raised, a work of great acceptance written and directed by Agnieska Hernandez. International Theatre Day has been celebrated since 1961 on the initiative of the International Theatre Institute, which each year invites a leading figure from world culture to share his or her reflections with the world's theatre community.