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Held in August as part of the Venice Biennale, the annual International Theater Festival is one of the oldest theater festivals in the world and has been bringing some of the most intriguing theatrical performances... ... read more

International Theatre Festival Videos

Biennale Teatro 2012 - Fèlix Pons (intervista)
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Biennale Teatro 2012 - Fèlix Pons (intervista) 238 views
Biennale Teatro 2012: Incontri/Meetings: Claudio Tolcachir 121 views
Biennale Teatro 2012 - Incontri/Meetings: Gabriela Carrizo 79 views
Biennale Teatro 2012 - Neil LaBute 87 views
Biennale Teatro 2012 - Incontri/Meetings: Declan Donnellan & Nick Ormerod 52 views

International Theatre Festival Description

Held in August as part of the Venice Biennale, the annual International Theater Festival is one of the oldest theater festivals in the world and has been bringing some of the most intriguing theatrical performances to Venice, Italy since 1934.

When the festival first began, its program included bringing classic Venetian works like Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice to the public.

Today, the festival’s program directors host leading artists, set designers, lighting creators, choreographers, and writers worldwide who produce theatrical performances for a diverse audience. Past program directors and renowned names in the entertainment industry include Peter Sellars, Massimo Castri, and Maurizio Scaparro. Hamlet, Grimless, and, Fortuny are among past performances at the International Theater Festival.

The International Theater Festival in Venice also features free meetings, lectures, and theater workshops, involving both audiences and professionals in the dialogue of contemporary theater.

The International Theater Festival presents one main award: The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Award. Past recipients include Pierre Boulez and Luca Ronconi.

All International Theater Festival productions and meetings are held at Teatro Piccolo Arsenale and Teatro Alle Tese. Tickets for performances are usually €1.

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