Announcement 2015

European School for the Art of the Actor

31th session

July 14 – 30

Teatro di Pisa

in collaboration with:

Municipality of San Miniato

Foundation "Istituto Dramma Popolare" of San Miniato



  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London
  • Institut del Teatre, Barcelona
  • Universität der Künste, Berlin
  • Staten Scenekunstskole Copenaghen, Copenhagen
  • Accademia dei Filodrammatici, Milan
  • Accademia Teatrale Veneta, Venezia
  • Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre, Lyon
  • Centro Internazionale "La Cometa", Rome
  • Ecole du Theatre National de Strasbourg
  • Institut Nationale Superieur des Arts du Spectacle, Bruxelles
  • Hochschule fur Musik und Theater - Hamburg

with the partecipation of

  • Théâtre du Soleil, Paris



International Drama Workshops

A. “Messengers and Messages in Medea"

teachers: Jamie Bradley, Leah Muller (Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London)

period: 14 - 30 July

B. “Le Jeu Masqué”: developing the actors’ imagination through the use masks, following the techniques of the Théâtre du Soleil

teacher:  Duccio Bellugi Vannuccini (Théâtre du Soleil)

period: 14 - 30 July

C. “The Impossible Theatre": workshop on Federico Garcia Lorca

teachers: Roberto Romei, Nuria Legarda (ITB, Barcelona)

period: 14 - 30 July

D. “From biomechanics of stage movement to meaningful actions. Active study of Chekhov’s The Seagull”

teachers:  Maria Shmaevich; Karina Arutyunyan

period: 14 - 30 July

Propaedeutic workshop

E. "The flower of the actor": workshop for young students

teachers: Valeria Benedetti Michelangeli,  Cristina Lazzari

period: 14 - 30 July

Workshop for actors, pedagogues, teachers

F. “Asparagus and immortality of the soul:  exercises on comedy and tragedy”

teachers:  Roberto Scarpa, Luca Biagiotti

period:  1 - 5 September


Playwriting workshop

G. “Writing for the stage/writing for the screen"

teachers: Franco Farina, Michele Santeramo, Ugo Chiti (playwriters)

period: 14 - 30 July

The workshop will be coordinated by Franco Farina and will have three stages:

Michele Santeramo (14 - 18 July); Ugo Chiti (20 - 24 July); Franco Farina (26 - 30 July)

San Miniato "off"

Theatre ‘gifts’ for Prima del Teatro from students and friends of Prima del Teatro. The list of these gifts will be published later.


A part of the admissions in the workshops, where there are students from the School-partners, is reserved for students, actors, directors, playwrights, pedagogues, dancers, scholars, young people interested to increase their knowledge of theatre. Minimum age required: 18 years.

Preference qualifications will be considered: degree issued by an accredited and at least biennial school in the actor’s home country; previous experiences of a professional kind, properly documented.

The applications must be sent by Tuesday,  June 30th  2015  to the:

Teatro di Pisa – Prima del Teatro

via mail in Via Palestro 40 - 56127 PISA (Italy)

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The applicant may enclose, together with the aforesaid documents, all the supplementary elements that can facilitate the admission judgement. The applicants should list their preferences regarding the different workshops they would like to be selected for. The final decision regarding the admission to the workshops is given by the board of examiners, even in the event of variations in the programme by force of circumstances beyond our control. The applications that should be received after the aforesaid date will be accepted only in the event of vacant positions. The board of examiners, composed of specialists appointed by Teatro di Pisa, reserves the right to convene the applicants to Pisa for an audition in order to ascertain their qualifications.

The students  admitted will pay for the participation fee:

- € 500,00 for workshops A - B - C - D

- € 350,00 for workshop E

- € 200,00 for workshop F

- € 350,00 for workshop G (comprehensive cost for the three workshops. Each of the three workshop can also be attended autonomously at the cost of € 150,00)

and the costs of the journey; the costs of the accomodation (special established rate).

The students admitted will have to present a health certificate.

This announcement is not binding in any way the Fondazione Teatro di Pisa to proceed with the initiative in question in the absence of the economic and financial conditions.

The Foundation may reserve the right not activate those workshops that do not reach the minimum number of participants required.



Name and surname ... place of birth ...  date of birth ... address (town and postal code) ... telephone ... e-mail address ... makes request of admission to “Prima del Teatro - European Drama School”, 2015 session, workshops chosen (order of preference): ...

[ot compulsory: I declare: To attend the/I graduated at (write the name of the drama school)  ...;  I speak the following language/s: ....]

I hereby enclose my curriculum vitae and all the documents attesting my professional training and background.

I hereby authorize the processing of my personal data according to the Italian Law 196/2003.

• Signature, date, address where the applicant can be contacted



Teatro di Pisa tel + 39 50 941181 – 50 941131 - 340 9759498

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