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2010 Participants
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February 25th, 2010 is Commedia dell'Arte Day

promoted by SAT & organized by Faction of Fools
2010 was a great success!  Check out the list of last year's participants below.

Worldwide Commedia dell'Arte Day Participants
February 25th, 2010

Bologna, Italy

The flagship event of the 2010 Commedia dell'Arte Day

Giornata della Commedia dell'Arte
Promoted by SAT and organized by La Fraternal Compagnia
A day of lectures and performances by many of Europe's leading practitioners


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Clowns without Borders South Africa presents
Project Ethiopia with Worldwide Orphans Feb 16-27
With special Commedia dell'Arte performances
on Feb 24th and workshops on Feb 25th

Nabeul, Tunisia
المركز الثقافي نيابوليس بنابل / Centre Culturel Neapolis de Nabeul presents
Histoire et représentation des masques de Commedia dell'Arte



Tehran, Iran
گروه نمایش آو / Av Theatre presents
A coffee shop PARDE-KHANI
in honor of Commedia dell'Arte Day

Mishima, Japan
Nihon University presents
Drama Class focused on Japanese and Italian theatre traditions

Beirut, Lebanon
Commedia workshops at a high school in Beirut

Islamabad, Pakistan
Westminster School presents
Urdu-language improvisations and student-devised scenes
paired with English-language Shakespeare selections and a
discussion of Commedia dell'Arte's influence in world theatre

Ankara, Turkey
Ankara State Opera and Ballet Theatre,
Ankara State Theatre, TOBAV (Association of Performing Arts),
and Ankara Italian Culture Institute present
Press conferences, lectures, and articles
about international Commedia dell'Arte Day

Ankara, Turkey
Ankara Üniversitesi D.T.C.F Tiyatro Bölümü. Melaat Özgü Sahnesi presents
Workshops in Commedia dell'Arte

Ankara, Turkey
Canal B presents
International television coverage of Commedia dell'Arte Day

Istanbul, Turkey
Turkish Radio and Television (TRT), Kanal B, and Baskent TV present
National television and radio coverage of Commedia dell'Arte Day events

Bangkok, Thailand
Teatro Commedia di Thailand presents
Workshop in Commedia dell'Arte on Feb 24th followed by a performance
integrating Commedia dell'Arte with traditional Thai theatre on Feb 25th
in the Grande Ballroom of the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit



Adelaide, Australia
Interform Theatre Company presents
Workshops in Commedia dell'Arte and Slapstick
and a preview performance of the modern
Commedia-burlesque show iSize

Brisbane, Australia
Forest Lake State High School presents
Schoolwide Guerrilla Commedia dell'Arte
with Year 12 Drama Students

Queensland, Australia
Lightwire Theatrical Productions presents
Commedia workshops with Indooroopilly SHS and Cooloola Christian
College, Continuing work on the forthcoming teaching manual The Spirit of
the Mask, and The Australasian Commedia dell'Arte Festival in May



Bruxelles, Belgium
Kleine Academie presents
Une Lecture de la commedia suivi d'un Canevas mis en scène

Brighton, England
Radio Free Brighton coverage of international Commedia dell'Arte Day events

Brighton, England
The Upstairs Theatre Company presents
Commedia dell'Arte workshops

Eastwood, Notts., England
Eastwood Comprehensive School presents
Commedia dell'Arte class for Year 10 BTEC Drama Group

London, England
Tibia & Fibula (Didi Hopkins and Stevie Thompson) present
Celebrating International Commedia Day in London
Five practical workshops in elements of Commedia. Then Dinner.

Orleans, France
Krizo Théâtre presents
Soutien pour la commedia avec exposition de masques
et répétition publique de L'ïle des esclaves de Marivaux

Landkreis Oberhavel, Germany
Oberschule mit Grundschulteil Löwenberg presents
Student written and performed pieces utilizing characters
of Commedia dell'Arte throughout the month of February

Budapest, Hungary
Utca Szak presents
Commedia dell'Arte Világnapját / Open workshop in Commedia dell'Arte

Bologna, Italy
The flagship event of the 2010 Giornata della Commedia dell'Arte
Promoted by SAT and organized by La Fraternal Compagnia
A day of lectures and performances by many of Europe's leading practitioners.
Following the Feb 25th "Giornata della Commedia dell'Arte,"
La Fraternal Compagnia will continue to host "L'Ereditá della Maschera,"
an international festival Feb 26-Mar 8.

Pardenone, Italy
Scuola Sperimentale dell’Attore presents
Performance ‘Lo Zanni che danza’

Ragusa, Italy
La Compagnia G.o.D.o.T. and Teatro Studio Maschera present
Stage di Commedia dell'Arte dal 21 al 25 Febbraio 2010

Rome, Italy
COMPA' (Commedianti per l'Arte) presents
Equivoci con Sorpresa a Domus Talenti in via delle quattro fontane 113

Rome, Italy
Compagnia dell'Ippogrifo e MTM MimoTeatroMovimento present
Corso di Introduzione alla Commedia dell'Arte

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Theater Cronopio, Teatro Animo (Patrizia Espozito),
Franz Krom, Piccolo Theatre Dario Fo, and more present
Commedia dell'Arte Dag
Demonstrations, Improvisiations, Mask Exhibitions, and Celebrations
at Universiteitstheater Amsterdam

Cracow, Poland
Studio Dono presents
Dzień Otwarty Włoskiej Komedii / Open Day of Italian Comedy

Barcelona, Spain
La Ira Teatro presents
Commediantes dell'Arte
Día Mundial de la Commedia dell'Arte:
a full day of classes, workshops, exhibitions, and performances.

Cartagena, Spain
Asociación Los Comediartes presents
Día Mundial de la Commedia dell'Arte con explicación y canovaccios

Coruña, Spain
Elefante Elegante Teatro presents
O Forno

Madrid, Spain
Dispara Teatro presents
Clase-espectáculo de Commedia dell'Arte

Madrid, Spain
Teatro di Commedia presents
Conferencia día de la Commedia dell'Arte

Madrid, Spain
El Teatro del Finikito presents
La commedia dell'arte: una aventura en curso...

Sevilla, Spain
Centro de Artes Escénicas presents
Una clase de la Commedia dell'Arte al aire libre en la plaza
en las calles Santa Maria la Blanca y Ximenez de Enciso

Sevilla, Spain
Farandulario Teatro presents
Masterclass teórico-práctica sobre
La Commedia dell'Arte y Exposición / Exhibición de Máscaras

Stockholm, Sweden
Micke Klingvall presents
Workshop in Commedia dell'Arte



Toronto, Canada
Havergal College presents
Commedia dell'Arte Workshop with MetaPhysical Theatre

Windsor, Canada
University of Windsor School of Dramatic Art presents
Student-devised Commedia scenarios Feb 23, 25, and 26

Blue Lake, California
Dell'Arte International presents
Open House at Dell'Arte International
Tour the historic building, learn about the founding of the school,
See Commedia masks, costumes, and more.....

Rohnert Park, California
Sonoma State University presents
Student-devised Commedia scenes
based upon the interludes in Moliere's Imaginary Invalid

San Diego, California
Chronos Theatre Group in conjunction with MiraCosta College presents
Lecture, Workshop, and Performances from the Flaminio Scala scenarios.

San Francisco, California
First Church of the Last Laugh presents
A Commedia Stoll (or Lazy Parade) through town
In honor of Carlo Mazzone Clementi

San Francisco, California
Tutti Frutti Commedia dell'Arte Company presents
Performances of student-devised scenes at School of the Arts High School

Santa Rosa, California
CHOPS Teen Center presents
Workshop in performing Commedia dell'Arte, 4-5:30pm

New Haven, Connecticut
Yale Reperatory Theatre presents
The Servant of Two Masters in reherasals Feb 25; runs Mar 12 - Apr 3

New Haven, Connecticut
Yale School of Drama presents
Student-devised Commedia dell'Arte pieces

Washington, DC
Academy for Classical Acting presents
Round-table discussion on Commedia dell'Arte and classical theatre

Washington, DC
Faction of Fools Theatre Company, Inc. presents
The Great One-Man Commedia Epic
Performances, classes, and workshops Feb 25-Mar 1 at Sidney Harman Hall

Honalulu, Hawaii
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa presents
Commedia dell'Arte Day Honolulu:
workshops with professors, student-devised scenes, and food!

Evanston, Illinois
Northwestern University presents
Acting classes in Commedia dell'Arte

Evanston, Illinois
Piccolo Teatro and Chicago dell'Arte present
World Commedia Day
A Commedia dell'Arte scenario about the history and style of Commedia

Portland, Maine
Celebration Barn Theater and Julie Goell present
Commedia dell'Arte Brown Bag Lunch

Baltimore, Maryland
New Old Theatre presents
Introduction to Commedia dell'Arte workshop on Feb 25
and additional workshops in March

Baltimore, Maryland
University of Maryland--Baltimore College presents
Theatre History Class on Commedia dell'Arte and Carlo Goldoni

Bethesda, Maryland
Westland Middle School presents
Italian Language & Culture Class devoted to Commedia dell'Arte

Boston, Massachusettes
Orfeo Group presents
Pierre Marivaux's The Island of the Slaves running Feb 11 - Mar 6th
Feb 25th talkback on CdA with Judith Chaffee, Orfeo members,
and Behind the Mask's Eric Bornstein

Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Michigan--Ann Arbor presents
Discussion and screening Strehler's Il servitore di due padroni

East Lansing, Michigan
Michigan State University presents
Master Class in Commedia dell'Arte

Flint, Michigan
Teatro Carnivale and Hole in the Wall Theatre present
24-hour Theatre a la Commedia! at University of Michigan--Flint

Missoula, Montana
University of Montana presents
Commedia dell'Arte Workshop & Staged Reading of I Gelosi

Sewell, New Jersey
The Gloucester County Institute of Technology presents
The Servant of Two Masters, Feb 23-26, with an Italian dinner Fri, Feb 26!

Fredonia, New York
State University of New York--Fredonia presents
Theatre class in Commedia dell'Arte and student-devised Commedia scenes

New York City, New York
Fiasco Grande presents
Commedia a la Carte at Roy Arias Studios

New York City, New York
Magis Theatre Company presents
Shakuntala and the Ring of Recognition at LaMama ETC Feb 11-28
Because of the CdA influence on this production,
Magis dedicates their Feb 25 show to Commedia dell'Arte Day

New York City, New York
The Stolen Chair Theatre Company presents
Intensive Introduction to Commedia dell'Arte Workshop at Space on White

New York City, New York
Zanni Workshop
An intensive character exploration of the CdA Servants
at Where Eagles Dare Studios

Poughkeepsie, New York
Vassar University presents
Theatrical Movement Class devoted to Commedia dell'Arte

Elon, North Carolina
Elon University presents
Celebrate Commedia dell'Arte Day 2010: Lecture followed by short scenarios

Akron, Ohio
Miller South Commedia dell'Arte Troupe presents
The Complete History of Theatre -- Condensed

Cleveland, Ohio
The Confused Greenies presents
Close Encounters of the Foolish Kind at Case Western Reserve University

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg University Stage and Comic Class preesents
Marketplace Mayhem -- Interviews and Gossip from the Commedia Front

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
International Opera Theatre and The Averagazzi present
Librofacé: A Social Networking Farce at The Fire

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of the Arts presents
Lecture/demo on Commedia dell'Arte and Carlo Gozzi
followed by a reading of Gozzi's The Blue Monster

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
ZanniTAVANI presents
Performances at Children's Plaza
and at Facetime Performing Arts Studio

Nashville, Tennessee
Hanging Stage Theatre presents
Reading of The Servant of Two Masters

Austin, Texas
La Fenice presents
A Fable and an Epic Saga
at Sherwood Forest Faire

Dallas, Texas
Fine Arts Chamber Players' educational outreach troupe
"Dream Collectors" presents
For Every Action. . . or the Matter of Choice
A Commedia performance for primary education students combining
Science, Music, Commedia, and Character Education

Houston, Texas
Spring Woods High School presents
Classes in Commedia dell’Arte and student-devised scenarios

Blacksburg, Virginia
Virginia Tech University presents
Commedia dell'Arte performance tour of Switzerland & Italy

Charlottesville, Virginia
University of Virginia presents
Acting Class in Commedia dell'Arte

Fairfax, Virginia
"Bits and Balancing the Space"
A directing class focused on lazzi-development and spatial relationships
with lessons learned from Commedia dell'Arte

Richmond, Virginia
Henrico Center for the Arts presents
Masks, Play, and Mayhem!
A Week-Long Celebration of Commedia dell'Arte Day, Feb 22-26



São Paulo, Brasil
Oficina de Atores Nilton Travesso presents
Performance and discussion about Commedia dell'Arte in actor formation


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