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Exploring the work of Dario Fo and Franca Rame

2016 Program Dates:


PLEASE NOTE: The dates above include arrival and departure. Do not plan to arrive before or stay after these dates.

Application Deadline: April 1

*applications for this program are still being accepted and will be until all spaces are filled. Please contact if you are interested in applying past the deadline. 

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The Storytelling Workshop is a two-week program exploring the ancient form of human art: storytelling. The program will draw inspiration from opera, experience, and the genius of Dario Fo and Franca Rame.

Through the stories of “Mistero Buffo” and other works by Fo and Rame, the 2015 ADA Storytelling Workshop will explore the depth and actuality of this theatrical language, with a focus on the techniques and the artistic possibilities that storytelling offers to actors.
Throughout the two week program, students will walk through the world in which physicality and voice, mime and pantomime, language and ‘grammelot’ (the ancient comedians’ language) collect together to create an imaginary set of distinct characters and situations; a place where simplicity meets art, where imagination, technique, and creativity get together to build a real dream for the audience.

The workshop, led by Michele Bottini (ADA faculty member), in collaboration with Giuseppe Palasciano (actor and trainer) and Massimo Navone (director of the ‘Paolo Grassi’ school of Milan), will consist of five hours of work per day, including physical and voice training, analysis of texts, improvisations, and rehearsals.

For more details on how you or your University can become involved please contact

Individuals are also encouraged to apply on their own.

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