Malkovich will also join other theater artists to perform readings of play excerpts. The actor's many stage credits include Burn This, True West, Death of a Salesman, The Caretaker, and The Infernal Comedy. He is a two-time Oscar nominee for Places in the Heart and In the Line of Fire.
Each year, a renowned theatre artist of world stature is invited by ITI Worldwide in Paris to craft an international message to mark the global occasion. This message will be translated into more than 20 languages, and TCG/ITI-US invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions and audiences to share this speech to widen awareness of World Theatre Day.