There is a Place for Everyone

Reflections on participatory theatre

6, 7, 8 December 2018, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Teatro Palamostre, Sala Stampa
THERE IS A PLACE FOR EVERYONE – Reflections on participatory theatre

The work undertaken by CSS in the field of participatory theatre is part of an exciting and much wider and Italian and European context.
This season will enjoy a significant event of participatory theatre, with a performance involving more than 80 women on stage in L’Assemblea, a project conceived and directed by Rita Maffei. This is a reflection of our desire to engage with some of the most exciting participatory theatre activities in Italy and abroad, in order to better understand the work we do, and to examine the intentions, relationships with the public and with everyday life experts, as we define these participants in collective participatory works.

There is a Place for Everyone was born from this examination of the vibrant developments in this area. The event involves three afternoons with well-known and established artists, emerging artists, artistic directors and theatre critics, engaging in an in-depth discussion with us, with the participants and with the audience. These discussions will explore the different practices, experiences and results seen in the different approaches taken by the Bürgerbühne, the Citizens’ Stage, and the Teatro dei Cittadini in Italy and in Europe.

THERE IS A PLACE FOR EVERYONE – Reflections on participatory theatre

Discussion chaired by
Doriana Legge, lecturer in the Discipline of Performing Arts at the University of L'Aquila

December 6, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Teatro Palamostre, Sala Stampa
Opening of the event
Alberto Bevilacqua - President of CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del FVG
Cornelius Puschke - Rimini Protokoll (Berlin)
Theatre is just another word for participation
Alessandro Marinuzzi - director
" Fantastic workshop: Marco Cavallo at the Madhouse" or "Participatory Theatre without knowing it"
Roberto Canziani, theatre critic and professor at the DAMS University in Udine
Presents an open symposium on participatory theatre

December 7, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Teatro Palamostre, Sala Stampa
Miriam Tscholl - artistic director for Staatsschauspiel and Our stage – participatory theatre festival (Dresden)
BÜRGERBÜHNE. Participatory theatre at Staatsschauspiel Dresden
Fabrizio Arcuri - director and artistic director of the Short Theatre Festival (Rome)
A space called audience
Fabrizia Maggi and Luisa Schiratti co-artistic directors for CSS
Participation as a necessity and an artistic practice at CSS
Massimo Marino – theatre critic
Those you sing with change your song. From theatre with participation, to participatory theatre

December 8, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Teatro Palamostre, Sala Stampa
Claudio Longhi - director of Emilia Romagna Fondazione Teatro Nazionale
Representation versus Participation: notes for a new political theatre
Nicola Borghesi – director of the theatre company Kepler 452 (Bologna)
Magnifying identities: actors-world, the longitude of Marx and the latitude of Freud
Eleonora Pippo - director
The girls are losing control. @le_ragazzine_project
Rita Maffei - actress, director and co-artistic director CSS
The right to expression: creating experiences of participatory theatre
Andrea Paolucci - Teatro dell'Argine (S. Lazzaro di Savena - Bologna)
Theatres and communities. A journey of participatory beauty
Carla Esperanza Tomassini - artistic director Pergine Spettacolo Aperto Festival
A manual on work and happiness

Every day There is a Place for Everyone concludes with
6, 7,  8 December
Teatro Palamostre, Sala Carmelo Bene, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
a game of participatory theatre
conceived and directed by Rita Maffei