Biennale Teatro 2017 - Act I: Director
45th International Theatre Festival
The 45th International Theatre Festival will take place from July 25 to August 12 following a programme conceived by the new director Antonio Latella. The focus will be on directors, with a survey of European theatre to be seen through the works of 9 women directors from Italy, Germany, France, Poland, Holland and Estonia, most of them around 40 years old, with a consolidated artistic career. To each of them the Festival will dedicate a sort of portrait, consisting in 2 to 4 performances, almost all of them Italian premiere performances, that will trace their creative process.
“This year – stated Antonio Latella – the line-up of performances, and hence the creation of mini-personal exhibitions, have shown that it is easier, even when time is short and especially with women directors, to perceive the birth, or better yet the evolution of languages. This has obviously stimulated us, for our first Biennale, and as we open our doors onto the next four years, to give the entry pass to women directors. Many of them with a deep critical sense, capable of very naturally developing the union of languages that serve as a bridge between the past century and this one. We have found this concentration on research into language, especially in women directors, to be a requirement, a non-gratuitous necessity that never arises from an aspiration to fame or a career, but a sincere creative urgency”.