The ATELIER Mask Movement Theatre is a international school center for theatre research and creation, conceived and directed by Matteo Destro based in San Miniato, Italy.
The objective of the Atelier team is to offer a space of creative inquiry for artists interested in expanding their creative tools as actor, director, playwright or wishing to further their knowledge of Mask and Physical, Movement Based Theatre.
The next 3-month program will be held from January 8th - March 29th 2020. For this course registrations are already closed. Application for January 4th - March 27th 2021 is open.
In summer 2020 we offer two 7-day workshops
In 2020, the school will run an advanced course with a selection of students who have already attended the three-month basic course. The course aims to deepen some theatrical styles such as choral storytelling, the clown, the art of comedy and the creation of a show that will be on tour in local communities and theaters in March.
You can read more about the Matteo Destro's activities as a theatre creator and workshops consulting the web-site:
The Three Month Program
The Mask is the guiding theme throughout the program.
We seek to understand the Mask in its deeper significance as a structure through which the invisible comes to life in a tangible form.
The Mask is the most important tool within the foundation of theatrical expression at all levels: directing, acting, writing, teaching, and creating original pieces.
Its profound significance, its functions, its uses, and its constant demand for authenticity require a rigorous technical practice and, simultaneously, a generous openness toward play