Get Ready to Get Your World Theater Day On ( Austin Style)!

The Exchange Artists with The Greater Austin Creative Alliance present SPECT-ACTOR: An Austin Celebration of World Theatre Day March 27, 2010- All Day, All Over Town

Austin On Stage Magazine, Presenting Media Sponsor

On Saturday, March 27, theatre artists will take to the streets, busses, shops, parks and fountains of Austin to engage unsuspecting audiences as participants in SPECT-ACTOR, Austin’s World Theatre Day celebration. These diverse performances – theatrical acts for random audiences in everyday settings – will take place between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in various locations around Austin, followed by a 7:00 p.m. party at the ACoT Studio, 701 Tillery Street. The evening’s highlights will include a reading of Judy Dench’s International World Theatre Day message by Ken Webster (Artistic Director, Hyde Park Theatre), a delivery of the first-ever State of the Arts in Austin Address and a screening of captured video of the day’s acts of theatre. Cambiare Productions will stream the event live online, linking Austin to World Theatre Day Celebrations around the globe.

SPECT-ACTOR acts will be created and performed by local companies and individuals. Overall, Austinites will have the opportunity to encounter over fifty actors in public places on March 27. A master schedule of all theatre acts with descriptions, locations and approximate times will be posted on,, and on to allow the public to encounter the performances on purpose.

All SPECT-ACTOR events, including the party, are open to the public free of charge.

Theatrical acts will happen in various public locations in and around Austin between 10 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday March 27, 2010. The concluding SPECT-ACTOR party will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the ACoT Studio, 701 Tillery Street 8-A Austin, TX 78702.

Two of SPECT-ACTOR’s theatrical acts are taking place with permission from Capitol Metro.

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The Austin Creative Alliance is a nonprofit performing arts service organization working to cultivate an environment where the performing arts can grow and flourish. We serve over 130 arts organizations with marketing, ticketing, audience development services; AEA paymaster, information & referral services — plus access to affordable health, liability, and event insurance. We also provide online professional development seminars, fiscal sponsorship services for emerging arts groups, host annual unified general auditions, annual theatre industry awards, and consistently advocate for the many benefits the arts bring to our quality of life.

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