Education at Hartford Stage & New Victory Theater Hosts Twitter Hashtag Party Today

Education at Hartford Stage & New Victory Theater Hosts Twitter Hashtag Party Today

Education at Hartford Stage will commemorate the World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People with a Twitter Hashtag (#) Party from 2-3 p.m. today, March 20. Hosting the conversation alongside Education at Hartford Stage will be The New Victory Theater, New York's first and only theater presenting work for children and family audiences year-round.

In order to participate in the Twitter #Hashtag Party, you must log on to Twitter between 2 and 3 p.m. on March 20, and use the hashtag, #TYADay. The leading question will be 'What is your first theatre memory and how has it impacted your life?'

Both organizations hope to bring greater awareness to the importance of bringing young people to the theatre and engaging them in theater activity. The message for the 2014 World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People is "Take a Child to the Theatre - Today."

World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People was started by the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ) whose goal is to promote international exchange of knowledge and practice in theatre in order to increase co-operation and to deepen mutual understanding between all persons involved in the performing arts for young audiences. The USA Center for the organization is Theatre for Young Audiences/USA, often known as TYA/USA. Activities commemorating the day will be taking place all over the world and a special message will be released on the day from a prominent artist.

Education at Hartford Stage sees over 20,000 students each year. Their programming includes student matinees, in-school theatre residencies, teen performance opportunities, theatre classes for students (ages 3-18) and adults, afterschool programs and professional development courses.

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