Annual edition, from 20 July to 5 August, of one of the top Italian events addressing contemporary theatre. Promoted by the Venice Biennale and directed by Antonio Latella, it is presenting a packed billboard of shows and rendez-vous with the most important stars on the contemporary theatrical scene. They will run in parallel with productions created within Biennale College Theatre, the training project dedicated to young male and female Italian directors.
Overall, this edition will present 31 titles for a total of 48 encore shows, with 20 premieres, 6 of which brand-new.
The event will open with the awarding of its lifetime achievement Golden Lion to couple Antonio Rezza and Flavia Mastrella and a Silver one to the Anagoor company, which has taken centre-stage within Italian and European theatrical attention. A series of meetings with the attending artists and a panel with Chris Dercon, the artistic director of Volksbühne in Berlin, will act as an insight into the main theme of this edition.