La Mama Umbria is pleased to announce the Workshops being offered and the Resident Artists who have confirmed so far to join this Summer at the 21st La MaMa Umbria Symposium for Directors in Spoleto, Italy:

SESSION ONE (July 15-July 29)
“Where Artistic Inspiration Comes From” MARTHA CLARKE (USA)
“Essential Skills Not Taught in School” RICHARD JONES (England)
“Theatre as Call & Response: Performing One Another” DEREK GOLDMAN (USA)
+ one more to be announced

SESSION TWO (July 31-August 14)
“Creative Resilience” ISSA NYAPHAGA (Cameroon)
“The Lear Project” EMILY MANN (USA)
“How ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ Can Be A Tool Beyond Its Form” IMAN AOUN (Palestine)
“Theatricality of Movement: Poetry as a Political Act” KARINE PONTIES (Belgium)

            You may apply for one or both sessions. In addition to workshops, attendees participate in tours of Umbrian cultural sites, performances of local productions, meetings with visiting artists, late-night workshops offered by participants and other events.
            For Application Forms and more information about the Resident artists, Workshops and logistics, please visit: or contact David J Diamond at La MaMa Umbria is also offering the Playwright Retreat, Next Generation New Performance Incubator and La MaMa Spoleto Open Festival.
To make a donation to help artists from many countries who need financial assistance in order to attend, please click here: DONATE.

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