"It was one of the most transformative experiences of my life.
I highly recommend it to directors, actors, designers, playwrights...it's extraordinary."
- Katie Rodda
Spend Your Summer with La MaMa
La MaMa Umbria International provides artists from around the world with residency programs and intensive workshops. For nearly 20 years, La MaMa Umbria has fostered cross-cultural and international exchanges and creative collaborations. Hundreds of artists have found Umbria to be a space that is beautiful, spiritually enriching, welcoming, and open to bold artistic experiments. In the past 24 years, La MaMa Umbria’s activities have included the presentation of over thirty theatre productions as well as workshops, art exhibitions, and conferences.
Select a program below for applications and more information about 2019 artists
CLICK HERE for a list of financial resources, awards, grants and funding opportunities for artists and applicants
June 12 - June 24, 2019
July 17 - August 16, 2019
August 18 - August 28, 2019
La Mama Umbria International is a non-profit cultural center and artist residence founded in 1990 by legendary theatre pioneer, Ellen Stewart. Dedicated to artistic experimentation, research, and learning, La MaMa Umbria is a place where artists from around the world meet to create, and to share work and ideas. Housed in a 700 year old monastery just outside Spoleto, Italy, the center is less than two hours from Rome.
La MaMa Spoleto Open, the official fringe of Spoleto’s Festival de Due Mondi is produced by La MaMa Umbria International in association with Cittá di Spoleto and Regione Spoleto and features the work of emerging and established international and local artists.
"Thank so much for inviting me to join you in this beautiful, magical kingdom! The entire realm is blessed with creative fairies and elves. And not only do you create rooms for us to dream in, but you feed us exquisitely and excessively."
- Moisés Kaufman
"I had such a fantastic and inspiring time with you all. It really exceeded all my expatiations. Never have I felt like family so quickly and their care and support while there is deeply generous. The fact that they are all gifted artists makes it even more special."
- Caden Manson
"I could not and do not want to explain why the week meant so much to me. I am not exaggerating when I say that I felt whole for the first time in my life. A bodily and spirit feeling."
"It’s like a dream. If you want to dream up the best possible place to work, this would be it."
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.
"Open your heart and come and you will have many open hearts in return."
- Joan Allen
"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."
- Tina Landau
"You have all made a truly unique and special place for theatre artists to collaborate, share ideas, and develop strong connections across the world."
- Sam Trubridge
July 16 - July 30, 2018
August 02 - August 12, 2018
July 17 - August 16, 2017
August 18 - August 28, 2017
June 12 - June 22, 2017
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