Announcement 2018

European School for the Art of the Actor

34th session

“An audacious hope: the fierce urgency of Now”
(M.L. King)

San Miniato (Pisa, Italy) July 14-30 

Teatro di Pisa 

in collaboration with:

Municipality 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 Workshops

A. “Civilized and Uncivilized"

Workshop leaders: Eliot Shrimpton (Guildhall School) – Nuria Legarda (ITB – Barcelona)

period: 14 – 30 July

B. “Audaciuos hope: Improvising Shakespeare”

Workshop leaders: Scott Handy (actor, acting coach); Ayse Tashkiran (movement director)

period: 14 - 30 July


C. “A Study on The body politic

Workshop leaders: Marta Cuscunà (actor; playwright) – Chiara Bersani (performer) – Francesco Villano (actor; trainer)

period: 14 -  30 July


D. “The Destiny of Women: a study on Chekhov’s The Three Sisters and The Bear

Workshop leader: Maria Shmaevich (Gitis, Moscow)

period: 14 - 30 July




The flower of the actor


E. "The flower of the actor": workshop for young student-actors and pedagogues.

Workshop leaders: Valeria Benedetti Michelangeli (CSC and Academy “La Cometa” – Rome), Annalisa Cima (Teatro “G. Verdi” - Pisa; Borgobonò Theatre Company); Mauro Pasqualini (Teatro “Goldoni” - Livorno; Borgobonò Theatre Company): Luca Biagiotti (Teatro "G. Verdi" - Pisa)

period: 14 - 30 July


New Writing for the Stage: Miracles, Invention and Cosmos.

F. “Urban miracles”

Workshop leader: Gabriele Di Luca (Carrozzeria Orfeo; playwright, actor, director )

period:  16 - 20 July


G. “The waltz of inventors”

Workshop leader: Federico Guerri (Teatro "G. Verdi" - Pisa; playwright, novelist)

period:  21 - 25 July


H. Theatre and Science. How science changes the form of theatre. How theatre invents the transmission of science. How science and theatre can exalt in the light of the great Wonder.

(Open to pedagogues, school teachers, actors, playwrights, scientists)
Workshop Leader: Franco Farina (Teatro "G. Verdi" - Pisa; playwright)
Scientific advice: Andrea Ferrara (Professor of Cosmology – Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
period:  26 - 30 July


Theatre “Gifts” to Prima del Teatro
Location: anywhere in San Miniato
From July 20 an evening space will be available for very short theatre events as gifts from the participants to Prima del Teatro with the only aim to share evenings together and celebrate the creativity of the students.



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 Saturday,  2018 June 30  to the:

Teatro di Pisa – Prima del Teatro

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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

For workshops F - G - H: 
€ 200,00 for one workshop
€ 350,00 for two workshops
€ 500,00 for all three workshop 

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”, 2018 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 (0)50 941181 – (0)50 941131 

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