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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.
Loc. Santa Maria Reggiana n 7/8
06049 Spoleto (PG), ITALY
Tel: (39) 0743 521590
Fax: (39) 0743 222601INFORMATION
c/o La MaMa ETC
74a East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003, USA
LA MAMA UMBRIA INTERNATIONAL Students, teachers and artists reside at La MaMa Umbria, a 700 year-old convent that has been transformed into a work center and residence for artists. It is located in the Umbrian hillside just outside the town of Spoleto, less than 2 hours from Rome.
La MaMa Umbria is a nonprofit cultural center founded by La MaMa ETC Founder Ellen Stewart in 1990. The area includes rehearsal and performance spaces alongside the living quarters. Bedrooms are doubles and triples with shared bathrooms. Communal kitchen and dining rooms, a gallery and music room are also part of the structure.
Experienced actors will benefit from a ten-day intensive workshop with world-renowned teaching artists. Enhance your skills and learn new approaches to your craft at Ellen Stewart’s famous artist retreat in Spoleto, Italy.
Playwrights will enjoy ten days living and writing in the Umbrian countryside at La MaMa Umbria International, Ellen Stewart’s artist residence in Italy.
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.
Enjoy these gorgeous photos of Italy from our Summer 2007 trip.
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.