In celebration of World Theatre Day on the 27th of March, the ITI Germany has awarded the “Prize for World Theatre Day” since 1985 as an honorary award to artists and institutions whose lifework in theatre has had an exceptional impact internationally.
As the “International Theatre Institute Prize of the German Centre”, it has been awarded since 2016 to acknowledge and support the work of younger artists, most of whom work internationally while based in Germany.
The prize is decided upon by the membership of the ITI on the basis of recommendations from a jury. The jury consists of ITI members and members of the executive board of the ITI Germany and is composed annually. The prize has been endowed since 2017.
World Theatre Day Prize (1985-2015): Klaus Michael Grüber, George Tabori, Mülheimer Theatertage, Hauptredaktion Theater und Musik des Zweiten Deutschen Fernsehens, Karl-Ernst Herrmann, Pina Bausch, Hans Werner Henze, Peter Palitzsch, Thomas Langhoff, Tankred Dorst, Siegfried Matthus, William Forsythe, Gert Voss, Achim Freyer, Volker Ludwig, Adolf Dresen, Manfred Linke und das Forum Junger Bühnenangehöriger der Berliner Festspiele, Roberto Ciulli und das Theater an der Ruhr, Frank Castorf, Nele Hertling, Kurt Hübner, Heiner Goebbels, Peter Konwitschny, Andrzej Wirth, Jürgen Gosch, Christoph Marthaler and Anna Viebrock, Dea Loher, Jürgen Schitthelm, Henning Rischbieter, Johan Simons, Joachim Fiebach.
ITI Germany Prize (since 2016): Milo Rau, Yael Ronen, Viktor Bodó, Anta Helena Recke and the ensemble of "Mittelreich", Jetse Batelaan, donation to the Zoukak Theatre Beirut (Lebanon), Monika Gintersdorfer