International Residential Workshops 2016


16 - 22 AUGUST 2016


National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise











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Theater & Nature is a residential theater workshop, led by Andrea Bartolomeo, focused on the open space theater techniques. It is aimed primarily at professional actors and actresses, performers, acrobats, dancers and musicians, but is open to anyone with motivation, openness to work, and willingness to get involved. It will end with a final show touring the streets of the village on August 22.


It provides 6/8 hours per day (for a total of about 50 hours of training). It will take place in the frame of the National Park of Abruzzo, in Ortona dei Marsi (AQ), a small ancient village at about 1000 meters above sea level.


It was created with the intention of creating a place where actors, dancers, musicians and other performers - in geography and experience - can meet, deal and know each other, experiment and expand their creative and expressive potential. At the same time, the stage would be an opportunity to spend time to theater practice. and socializing without the pressures of everyday life, immersed in a friendly atmosphere and contact with nature.


It fits into the project last theater production for the company's open spaces inspired by "The Wizard of Oz" and the tradition of street theater. The participants will be joined by the actors of the company in the work devoted to some scenes of the show, which will give the opportunities the study specific languages of open space theater techniques.


The route will be developed through the study of techniques, languages ​​and elements derived from different cultures and sciences. These are some of the main arguments:


- The body and space: the stage presence in open spaces

- The body and the voice: breathing, sound, text, singing in action

- Risk and effort: knowledge of its limits and overcoming them

- Rhythm and transmission of energy

- Work with props and fire tools

- Choreographic and dramaturgical composition

- Open space theater techniques

During 7 days of workshop, will be staying at the "Centro Verde", an ex school building, that was transformed into the Visitor Center of the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, and is currently in the process of transformation into Artistic Residence and research center and theater production .


Participants must bring with them - in addition to comfortable clothing for training - some elements, objects and costumes useful for work on the characters (the participants will receive the following information in that regard).


Costs and Participation

The workshop is open to a maximum of 20 participants.

Participation provides a cost of  250 € (the cost includes food and accommodation for 7 days)

For members of Mascarò, students of the annual or intensive courses, and those who have already participated in past international residences, the cost is 200 € (all included).

At the request we will receive a certificate of participation to the stage.



Info & Registration

To confirm your subscription, please send an email, to, no later than July 30, 2016, to be followed by a confirmation email with all the details.

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