The message reads, in particular:
“I am glad to welcome you to this remarkable initiative by Russian cultural figures, the Theatre Web festival.
Your creative forum has stood the test of time and become one of the most promising projects that joins performing arts and information technology. Thanks to your efforts we have formed a special interactive space that gives the audience completely new opportunities.
Theatre Web performs a valuable educational mission and opens up the rich world of Russian culture. The festival helps theatre lovers from around the world to see the most vivid events of Russian cultural life in real time, and witness interesting performances involving well-known actors. And I hope that its many fans will grow from year to year.”
Since the festival was established four years ago 37 productions from 17 cities in Russia and abroad, including from Kazakhstan, Latvia and Israel, have been broadcast live on the Internet. Viewers from more than 80 countries around the world have watched the performances of Theatre Web. The festival is a unique project that has no analogy in the world.
The festival will be held from 14 to 25 October 2008.