La MaMa Umbria International Announces Artists for Summer, 2015
World Class Artists Gather at Ellen Stewart’s Famous International Artist Residence
La MaMa Umbria International announced today its largest gathering of world theatre
artists who will teach workshops, lead facilitated retreats, create new works and direct
productions in the Spoleto Festival. Programs focusing on Directing, Acting, Playwriting or
Theatre-Making will come to life from mid-June to the end of August, 2015.
The 5th Master Acting Workshops
feature two members of Tadeusz Kantor’s
company, Cricot 2, sharing the performance
process of this legendary company: Teresa
Wełmińska and Andrzej Wełmiński; and
renowned acting teacher Nicholas Wolcz, who
will focus on “Mask and Identity.” The Acting
Workshops begin July 29 and finish August 7.
Teresa Wełmińska and Andrzej Wełmiński
GRAMMAR OF ACTING IN CRICOT
We will explore selected artistic
methods, characteristic means of
expression and the performance
formation processes. Participants will
create short theatre pieces and
scenes, adapting the methods
developed by the Cricot 2 Theatre,
referring in particular to the
collaborative nature of the work and its
main premise: the autonomous
theatre, in which all components of the
work are of equal importance.
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.
In addition to the Symposium, Retreat and Workshops, each summer La MaMa Umbria
hosts Residencies and preparation of performances at the La MaMa Spoleto Open Festival,
which is the official Fringe Festival of the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds.
For more information: http://lamama.org/programs/la-mama-umbria/ or call +1 -212-