15th Annual International Symposium for Directors/
Theatre-makers: Theatre for Social Change and Community Engagement
Approaching theatre for social change from a variety of perspectives, the Program brings together master artists who focus on the practical application of theatre practices as a means for involving communities in social and political issues.
Teaching Artists: Chen Alon (Israel), Enrico Casagrande & Daniela Nicolo (Italy), Hjalmar Jorge Joffre-Eichorn (Bolivia/Germany), Belarus Free Theatre (Belarus), Jessica Litwak (USA), Dijana Milosevic (Serbia), Roberto G. Varea (Argentina)
The International Symposium for Directors/Theatre-makers, sponsored by La MaMa Umbria is a training program for professional directors, choreographers, actors and others. Internationally renowned theatre artists conduct workshops and lecture/demonstrations. During the Symposium, participants will travel to Umbrian towns such as Orvieto, Perugia or Assisi to get a taste of Umbrian art and culture. Performances at local arts festivals and community fairs are also included. In addition, participating directors may conduct their own workshops to share insights and techniques with their colleagues.
Participants will be exposed to a variety of theatrical perspectives during the Symposium, from instructors who will expand their sense of what is possible in the theatre. Directors attending the Symposium see how prominent artists on the international scene create their unique productions. The workshops are participatory, and it is expected that all attendees will engage actively in the processes of the various teaching artists.
Each year LaMaMa invites renowned theatre artists to participate as teaching artists during the Symposium.