New Theatre Made in Italy project
New Theatre Made in Italy project


The website started as a tool designed to complement Valentina Valentini's book Nuovo Teatro Made in Italy, which also contains contributions from Anna Barsotti, Cristina Grazioli, and Donatella Orecchia (Rome: Bulzoni, 2015). At last, the documents within the research path have increased along with in-depth focuses on companies and artists. Finally, at the end of 2017, the book (in new edition) was published by Routledge, translated into English by Thomas Haskell Simpson. All the focus presentations were also translated into English. Our reconstruction of the phenomenology of New Theater makes use of a multimedia apparatus: this website devoted to the actors, companies, spectacles, and contexts covered in the volume, made up of videos, story boards, reviews, interviews and other archival material.

copertina-Libro-Made-in-ItalyNew Theatre in Italy. 1963–2013 By Valentina Valentini
Translated by Thomas Haskell Simpson
Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies: © 2018 – Routledge
ISBN: 978-1-13-857725-1
176 pages

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Nuovo Teatro Made in Italy 1963-2013
By Valentina Valentini
Series: Biblioteca Teatrale - Audio-videoteca teatrale/13
year: 2015, pages: 380
ISBN: 978-88-6897-006-2
with essays of Anna Barsotti, Cristina Grazioli, Donatella Orecchia.
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First phase. We singled out a significant selection of case studies of new Italian theatre, comprising of artists, companies and performances treated in the book Nuovo Teatro Made in Italy. The curators then worked on constructing a critical and documentary selection essential to the reconstruction and to an historical and critical understanding of the single performances. Second phase. Having made the initial selection, the nucleus was then expanded on. Other single focus on performances and artists were added, and new collaborators were invited to take part. The website is thus becoming a larger container of material: it is still anchored to the scope of the volume yet it is also configuring itself as a project in and of itself.

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Lev. 2008

Gaia Polidori
muta imago. lev. 2008. © ph. Laura Arlotti

Muta Imago, Lev (2008) creation: Glen Blackhall, Riccardo Fazi, Claudia Sorace, Massimo Troncanetti direction: Claudia Sorace drama and sound: Riccardo Fazi stage tech: Massimo Troncanetti technical direction: Maria Elena Fusacchia stage mouvements: Fabio Ghidoni stage dresses: Fiamma Benvignati voice recordings: … Continue reading “Lev. 2008”


Renata Savo
Motus. Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò.

Motus. Biographical note by Renata Savo Motus was founded in Rimini in 1991 by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Francesconi Nicolò. They both were studying in Urbino, where they met while taking part in the university theatre group “Atarassia” and E.A.S.T. … Continue reading “Motus”