The first World Theatre Day International Message was written by Jean Cocteau (France) in 1962. ITI has more than 85 centres throughout the world to encourage colleges, schools and theatre personalities to mark this day.
"Most children attempt to compose some form of poetry. Those exposed to plays and inspired by them may feel the urge to write for themselves. Exposure and the desire to create are essential; other things, such as training and talent will help the process along."