RETURN TO UMBRIA – La MaMa Umbria International
— Tina Landau
“Every time I come here, it’s magic of some kind. I think it’s the particular confluence of the setting and the people. The experience is utterly transformative.”
Spoleto, Italy
Playwright Retreat, June 18-29

International Symposium for Directors, July 13-27
La MaMa Umbria International presents

Master Artists:
    Emily Mann (USA), Hope Azeda (RWANDA), Murielle Borst-Tarrant (KUNA/RAPPAHANNOCK NATIONS), Stefan Kaegi (RIMINI PROTOKOLL-GERMANY) leading workshops on approaches to directing from around the world: Creating Documentary Theatre, Carving Light Out of Darkness, Story-weaving Using Native American Methodologies, Trees from Below: Theatre and the Environment


Playwright Retreat
Master Artist / Workshop Leader:
Todd London
Playwriting as Presence, Gift, and Repair
An experimental playwriting intensive focused on sources of inspiration, specifically love, place, memory, other people, and the act of bringing work into the world as an offering. In addition to writing for and in the beautiful spaces of La Mama Umbria, we will explore numerous forms of dramatic expression: Song, Scene, Monologue, Choral Ode, Poem, Prayer, Joke/Lazzi.

Todd London was the first recipient of Theatre Communications Group’s Visionary Leadership Award for “an individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to advance the theatre field as a whole….” He spent eighteen seasons as Artistic Director of New York’s New Dramatists, the nation’s oldest laboratory theatre for playwrights, where he worked closely with more than a hundred and fifty of America’s leading playwrights and advocated nationally and internationally for hundreds more.