AICT-IATC President Jenkins on free expression on World Theatre Day 2023
Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, President of the International Association of Theatre Critics (AICT-IATC), issued a beautiful statement on concerns and hopes for the redemptive qualities of theater around the world on World Theatre Day 2023.
The statements begins with a list of concerns.
As we ponder sharing a message of hope and human connection on World Theatre Day in 2023, our thoughts race across the globe to communities and nations that strain under the yoke of oppression and aggression. Some wring their hands and say, “So sad, but, ah, nothing to be done. Let us hope for better days.” But can we not lift our voices in support?
And the statement resolves with hope.
As we celebrate 2023 World Theatre Day, let us continue to raise our voices in support of free expression as we attempt to bridge the divisions of culture, aesthetics, and politics. The future is counting on us all.