Claudia Donzelli graduated in Foreign Languages and Literatures at the State University in Milan (Università degli Studi, 2002), with a thesis in History of the English Theatre on director Katie Mitchell.
She studied acting with Tatiana Olear of St. Petersburg’s Malij Drama Teatr, and in workshops by open competition of the Biennale di Venezia with Thomas Ostermeier of Berlin Schaubühne and with Simon Stephens, of the National Academy of Dramatic Art Silvio D’Amico, of the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, and of Mario Martone with whom she worked among others.
She published the following studies about theatre and performance:
National Theatre – “Il Gabbiano” di Katie Mitchell e Martin Crimp (N.T.-“The Seagull” by K.M. and M.C.), in “Ariel”, 2, Bulzoni ed., 2008, pp. 39-58, winner of the Prize for Poetry and Literature “Nuove Lettere” of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Naples;
Katie Mitchell: un Teatro con delle Responsabilità (K.M.: a Theatre with Responsibilities), in “Tess”, 4, CUEM bookshops, Università degli Studi, Milan, 2004, pp. 141-170.
In 2014 she started to present some moments of study of a project of hers about “the betrayed generation” and forced cohabitation, then opening the question to living together in its manifold aspects, at: IX European Independent Film Festival (Paris, 2014), Festival Inventaria (Rome, 2014), IT Festival and Open IT residencies programme (Expo in Città, Milan, 2015), Arts’R’Public (international project for Arts in Public Spaces co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme, 2016), HORS Festival (MTM Teatro Litta, Milan, 2017), Festival InDivenire (Rome, 2017).

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News: Sept. 2022 – preparing the exhibition for the Milano
           Photofestival – Press Conference of the Festival at
           Palazzo Reale, Milan

             May 2022 – Masterclass with Aglaia Pappas
           Piccolo Teatro, Milan – Presente Indicativo Festival
           Oltre la Scena

             Apr. 2022 – taking part in the 72-hour reading marathon
           “Rock down – Altri cento di questi giorni” by Michele Monina
             Sala Bausch, Teatro Elfo Puccini, Milan

             Oct. 2021 – my work signalled at the Milano Photofestival
             Reading of Portfolios – Milan


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