The ACADEMY Project
Learning opportunities, new ideas, discussions, and experimental work by students of the Silvio D’Amico National Academy of Dramatic Arts
This year, the Spoleto Festival is pleased to host the Silvio D’Amico National Academy of Dramatic Arts at the “Teatrino delle 6” for the entire duration of the Festival.
This project, the brainchild of Festival President Giorgio Ferrara and Academy Director Lorenzo Salveti, together with MIBAC (Italian Minister for Cultural Affairs), comes as a response to an increasingly pressing problem: the need of younger generations, who are engaged in study and thought regarding the theater of the future, to be positioned within a network of shared interchange that crosses national and generational boundaries.
The Academy’s students are the project’s key figures, some seventy of them in all in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd years of the Acting Program and the 2nd and 3rd years of the Directing Program.
Under the direction of Maestro Carlo Cecchi, the third-year student-actors will present their end-of-year performances while student-directors will demonstrate their training.
Together with a large group of 2008 graduates, students will present a series of “Free Experimentation” programs, including monologues, scenes, and microtheater offerings chosen and produced by the students themselves.
In addition to the performances, there will be opportunities for discussion and for learning.