La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

74A East 4th Street
(btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003

Office: M–F 11a–6p
Box Office: M–Su 12–6p

La MaMa Umbria International


15th Annual Symposium for Directors/Theatre-makers

8th Annual International Playwright Retreat

Symposium Teaching Artists: Chen Alon (Israel) | Belarus Free Theatre (Belarus) | Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolo/MOTUS (Italy) | Hjalmar Jorge Joffre-Eichorn (Bolivia/Germany) | Jessica Litwak (U.S.A.) | Dijana Milosevic / DAH Theater (Serbia)  | Roberto G. Varea (Argentina)

Playwright Retreat Teaching Artist: Catherine Filloux (France/USA) 

To open the La MaMa Umbria Brochure click the cover image below.

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Contact Information

Loc. Santa Maria Reggiana n 7/8
06049 Spoleto (PG), ITALY
Tel: (39) 0743 521590
Fax: (39) 0743 222601

United States
c/o La MaMa ETC
74a East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003, USA
Tel: 212-254-6468
Fax: 212-254-7597


APPLICATION FORMS (‘save as’ to download)

Director Symposium form

Playwright Retreat form

La MaMa Umbria International is a nonprofit cultural center and artists’ residence founded by Ellen Stewart in 1990. Dedicated to the creation of activities which foster cultural exchange and international understanding, the center provides the opportunity for culturally diverse artists to live together while working on productions or participating in workshops and to develop their artistic skills immersed in a creative, natural environment. In the past eleven years, the Center’s activities have included the presentation of over thirty theatre productions as well as workshops, art exhibitions, and conferences.

The Center is situated in the countryside surrounding the town of Spoleto in central Italy, less than two hours away from Rome. It is a 700 year-old convent that has been transformed into a work center and residence for artists. Situated in the countryside surrounding Spoleto, the work is immersed in a natural environment.

Workshops are held here with internationally renowned art professionals, whose work is contributing to the shaping of the contemporary landscape of performative arts. Actors, directors, dancers, performers and choreographers will have the opportunity to meet and work with inspiring masters.


  • A scene from Directors Symposium

    International Playwright Retreat

    Playwrights will enjoy ten days living and writing in the Umbrian countryside at La MaMa Umbria International, Ellen Stewart’s artist residence in Italy.

  • La MaMa Umbria Photo copy

    International Symposium for Directors

    The International Symposium for Directors, sponsored by La MaMa Umbria is a training program for professional directors, choreographers and actors. Internationally renowned theatre artists conduct workshops and lecture/demonstrations.

  • Umbria

    La MaMa Umbria Gallery

    Enjoy these gorgeous photos of Italy from our Summer 2007 trip.

  • Stephan Koplowitz - The Grand Step at New York Public Library, photo by Julie Lemberger

    Summer Residency

    Participants will enjoy ten-fourteen days living and working on unique creative projects with internationally acclaimed artists at La MaMa Umbria International, Ellen Stewart’s artist residence in Italy. Projects created during the Residencies may lead to performances at the La MaMa Spoleto Open Festival.