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11th Annual La MaMa INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM FOR DIRECTORS

*11th Annual La MaMa International Symposium for Directors
to be held July 17 – August 7, 2010 and The Playwright Retreat to be
held July 5 – 15, 2010 at La MaMa Umbria in Spoleto, Italy.*

*Jean Guy Lecat*, from the Peter Brook Company in Paris joins *Ong Keng
Sen* from Singapore, *Ivica Buljan *from Croatia, Split Britches (*Peggy
Shaw and Lois Weaver*), hip-hop theatre artist *Marc Bamuthi Joseph* and
media collaborators *Andrea Paciotto *and* Jan Klug* from Italy and The
Netherlands, respectively for this summer’s Symposium (plus other
artists to be announced.)

           In addition to workshops with these artists, the Symposium
experience includes accommodation in a 500-year old former convent,
freshly prepared traditional Umbrian meals, visits to cultural
attractions in Umbria, performances at summer festivals, sagras
(community fairs), opportunities to share your work with colleagues and
develop collaborations.

           You may attend for a 2-week session, July 17 – July 31, or a
3-week session, July 17 – August 7.

           Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright *Lynn Nottage* will
facilitate the 4^th Annual La MaMa International Playwright Retreat in
Spoleto, Italy this summer. During the 10-day retreat to be held July
5-15, Ms. Nottage will lead writers through a process designed to help
them explore and develop new projects and those already in progress. La
MaMa Umbria offers an inspirational hillside setting for playwrights to
write far from the distractions of normal life.

           The Retreat experience includes accommodation in a 500-year
old former convent, freshly prepared traditional Umbrian meals, visits
to cultural attractions in Umbria, performances at summer festivals,
sagras (community fairs), opportunities to share your work with
colleagues and develop collaborations.

           Space is limited. Application forms and additional
information are available at www.lamama.org <http://www.lamama.org/>
(click on Italy.)

           /I find that the very idea of being allowed to spend time at
the symposium with all the great minds of global theatre has deepened my
knowledge of theatre in the whole world. – /Rhodessa Jones

           /The La MaMa International Directing Symposium was one of
the highlights of my recent career.  It was a rejuvenating experience
and an inspiration to work with so many different people from so many
different backgrounds in such an incredible setting. – /Susan Shaughnessy

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