Social Roundup: Celebrating World Theatre Day!
The theatre community all across the globe is celebrating World Theatre Day today! In honor of the occasion, we asked BroadwayWorld readers to weigh in on why theatre has impacted their lives so deeply. We received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from around the world, with both those in the audience and those on the stage chiming in. Check out just a few of the standout answers below!
Being onstage was the first time I ever felt truly powerful. That has extended to every facet of my life, whether it's writing, sound designing or performing. https://t.co/AaTBIcYagX- Gabby Velasquez (@not_gabriela) March 27, 2019
As a child my parents would play cast albums in the car when we had 10+ hours road trips. That is where my love of musicals began, in that car. The OBC albums of A Chorus Line, Evita, and Annie were my first loves. #WorldTheatreDay- Yvette (@atleve) March 27, 2019
I might need a full 10k words article to explain how musical theater changed my life, don't get me started ahah https://t.co/eL6z5TbNR0- Violette Lyyant ? (@OphelieViolette) March 27, 2019
I'm an actor, and being on the stage gives me a voice and a form of expression that I don't feel empowered enough to use in real life. It's like the best possible out of body experience, and a therapy session all in one.- CRStromante (@CRStromante) March 27, 2019
I've always had a very deep appreciation of the performers and those behind the scenes who make this magic happen. They have skills and courage that I don't and never will and even when a show isn't very good, there's always one performer or element that I latch onto and enjoy.- Jim (@wishiwasinnyc) March 27, 2019
I stumbled into my love of theater with Les Miserables at age 10. I have never looked back! I have yet to SEE a Broadway show in person, but cast albums have gotten me through a divorce, parenting an autistic child, nearly losing another child, 2 miscarriages, and countless more!- Aimee Walls (@medic737) March 27, 2019
The world of theatre has not only offered me comfort in difficult times and a chance to escape reality; it has also shown me that being on stage and performing is my true calling.- Josh Wright (@JshIsHamilTrash) March 27, 2019
The sense of community and joy that develops around a theater production is a model for how to live together as human beings - never perfect but always improving. Everyone bringing their best, most authentic selves inspires me to perform, lead, follow, teach and learn.- 3x09 Carlson (@3X09) March 27, 2019
Theatre helped me express myself in ways my real life never could. It's ironic that in pretending to be people we're not, we're more capable of expressing who we truly are.#WorldTheatreDay https://t.co/1pBO00162S- ???? ??? ?????? ? (@razzzle_dazzIe) March 27, 2019
Being on stage gave me confidence off stage. Seeing shows helped me process my feelings throughout my life and gave me experience I couldn't have had otherwise.- Brittney Lee (@brittneydeanne) March 27, 2019
It's a safe place, the place I feel most at home, and the place I feel the most joy. pic.twitter.com/BuPUPU42Lm- Jackie DiVito (@JackieDivito) March 27, 2019
Dude theatre changed my life! After seeing @RottenBroadway for the first time last year, the aspie in me was HOOKED! Last year I saw 11 shows and I've joined the theatre at school and made a ton of friends! It's my passion now!- Fangirl (@RottenFangirl) March 27, 2019