Announcement 2016

European School for the Art of the Actor

32th 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
  • Den Danske Scenekunstskole, Copenhagen
  • Accademia dei Filodrammatici, Milan
  • 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




International Drama Workshops

A. “Fear of Fools"

teachers: Eliot Shrimpton (Guildhall School) - Danny Mc Grath  (Guildhall School)

period: 14 - 30 July

B. Site Specific: site specific and sound acoustic voice

teachers:  Charlotte Munksø (SceneKunstSkole, Copenaghen) - Ditlev Brinth (sounddesigner)

period: 14 - 30 July

C. Contemporary Tragedy: Sarah Kane’s "4:48 Psychosis"

teachers: Roberto Romei (Institut del Teatre) - Nuria Legarda  (Institut del Teatre)

period: 14 - 30 July

D. 400 Shakespeares: "The Comedy of Errors"

teachers:  Peter Clough - Maria Shmaevich (Gitis, Moscow)

period: 14 - 30 July

E. Lies and Falsehood: study on “The Curious Women”, “The Liar”, “The Coffee Shop”
teachers: Enrico Bonavera (Teatro Stabile - Genoa)
period: 14 - 30 July


Propaedeutic workshop

F. "The flower of the actor": introductory workshop.

teachers: Valeria Benedetti Michelangeli (CSC and Academy "La Cometa", Rome) - Cristina Lazzari (Teatro Verdi, Pise)

period: 14 - 30 July


Dramaturgy and Playwriting 

G. “From words to stage to words”. Workshop for playwrights and actors.

teacher:  Michele Santeramo

period:  21 - 30 July

H. “Words and blank spaces”. Playwriting workshop starting from comics.

teacher: Federico Guerri

period: 14 - 19 July


Theatre in Education

I. “Telling a life. A stage for Giacomo Leopardi”. Workshop for teacher in search of innovation, writes in search of experimentation, actors in search of deformation.
teacher: Franco Farina
period:  14 - 20 July


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 Thursday,  June 30th  2016  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 - E

- € 350,00 for workshop F

- € 300,00 for workshop G

- € 200,00 for workshops H - I 

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”, 2016 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 

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