Los Angeles Times
Date: 2012-03-09
Author: Mike Boehm

Article Mentions
Author, Mike Boehm
Mentioned, Wole Soyinka
Mentioned, Judi Dench
Mentioned, Vaclav Havel
Mentioned, Edward Albee
Mentioned, John Malkovich
Mentioned, Ellen Stewart
Mentioned, Peter Brook
What would you tell the theater world if you had its collective attention for a few minutes on a special occasion? John Malkovich will get the chance in Paris on March 22, at a gala kicking off activities for the 50th annual World Theatre Day, which is March 27. The stage and screen star (pictured at a 2008 rehearsal in Santa Monica) will deliver this year's message at the headquarters of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and its theater wing, the International Theatre Institute. Jean Cocteau delivered the first World Theatre Day message in 1962; Malkovich will be the first American to give the address since Edward Albee in 1993 (and the first American actor, period). The fact that the U.S. had withdr...(read more)
... What would you tell the theater world if you had its collective attention for a few minutes on a special occasion? John Malkovich will get the chance in Paris on March 22, at a gala kicking off activities for the 50th annual World Theatre Day, which ...
... Eugene Ionesco, Ellen Stewart, Richard Burton, Luchino Visconti, Pablo Neruda, Laurence Olivier and Arthur Miller. Here's Malkovich's address, released Friday by New York-based Theatre Communications Group, the service organization for American nonp ...


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