The call to apply for #CantiereIbsen #ArtNeedsTime ended 20th September.

Thanks to all the 163 actresses and actors, Italian and not, who sent us their letters, their sentences, their desires, their expectations.
You have been many, above all imagination, we are carefully reading everything, we’ll do our best, nonetheless at this point it won’t end here …

Now the countdown has begun the “Baustelle” is on the move and we are at work, see you soon.


The actors, directors and artists that work in Theatre in Italy find themselves with increasing frequency in the sad situation where they have to work under most adverse circumstances, with few resources, little opportunity to seek and risk and above all with very little time at their disposal. Especially time is one of the most fundamental ingredients when creating art and looking for something new within ourselves as artists and in the models that we offer to the audience. Therefore, we have decided to dedicate time to a project without the aim of going on stage or being performed, but with the sole purpose to research and improve. A period of “shared training” dedicated to ourselves, our mistakes, our tendencies, our capacity to discover and get to know ourselves in new and potentially astounding ways both on stage and within our creative ability. Cantiere Ibsen aims to be the renovation of a creative way that is not only focused on production but also on a different time of creation – made of meetings, rehearsals and discussions – which has the actors and the recovery of the very same aspect of Time at the centre of its theatrical creation.

INFORMATION. The Cantiere develops through 6 workshops by Marco Lorenzi, director of Il Mulino di Amleto, and includes the participation of various guests, experts and artist that have been invited to be directly involved in the above-mentioned process. The workshops are aimed at professional European actresses and actors and will take place in Turin between October 2019 and June 2020.

WORKSHOP CALENDAR. Please note that these dates may be subject to change that will be promptly communicated. 
22nd – 27th October 2019, Turin
11th – 16th November 2019, Turin
16th – 20th December 2019, Turin
24th February – 04th March 2020, Turin
06th – 11th April 2020, Turin

APPLICATION. To apply please send:      (CLOSED)
– CV
– a photograph
– a short letter of motivation
– indication as to which workshop you are applying for
Send the application to by 20th September 2019. You will receive an email confirming that we have received your application. Please note that in the month of August answers may be delayed due to our summer break. Regular activities restart from 2nd September.

REQUIREMENTSThe workshops are free of charge but spaces are limited. It is possible to apply for all dates as well as only for some or one of them. The candidates are requested to be present on all days of the workshop they wish to participate in. The criteria of selection include the number of sessions applied for and the willingness to put oneself out there. Duration of each workshop day: about 8 hours.


This workshop is a periodical training that will allow us to understand together how to take back the idea of research and creativity, but above all it is open to anyone who wishes to come and share those very same questions with us. Cantiere Ibsen/Art Needs Time has been realized with Fertili Terreni Teatro, in collaboration with the Swiss ITI – International Theatre Institute. Further thanks go to TPE – Teatro Piemonte Europa, ACTI Teatri Indipendenti and Elsinor Centro di Produzione.

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