IOT 13th Season – 2016

6th edition of American International School for Commedia dell’Arte in Philadelphia.

Italian Maestro Antonio Fava, world renowned Commedia dell’Arte Maestro, comes to Philly for master classes: February 8-12 & 15-19, 2016. Actors and singers from throughout the world will participate.

14th and 15th world premiere Italian productions in Citta’ della Pieve, Italy in collaboration with World Shakespeare Project

  • I Fiori di Ofelia e il Sacro Femminile: Il sacrificio femminile prima e dopo Shakespeare (Ophelia’s Flowers and The Sacred Feminine: Female Self Sacrifice Before and After Shakespeare) This piece addresses the most important unfinished business of the 21st century; The RIghts of Women and Girls. World premiere cantata- fully staged and costumed with harp accompaniment to celebrate 400th anniversary of death of W. Shakespeare.“I Fior di Ofelia” is a musical work through which young girls might comprehend the deeply embedded cultural assumptions related to female suffering that support the idea that pain constitutes a natural element of womanhood- 

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“Yet, sister woman, though I cannot consent to find a Mozart or a Michelangelo in your sex, cheerfully, and with the love that burns in depths of admiration, I acknowledge that you can do one thing as well as the best of us men – a greater thing than even Milton is known to have done, or Michelangelo: you can die grandly, and as goddesses would die, were goddesses mortal-” Thomas de Quincey. Painting by John Everett Millais

  • Un Sogno di Una Notte di Mezza Estate (based on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”). World premiere opera with orchestra, fully staged and costumed.