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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               Italian agent: Bonelli Consulting

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Claudia Donzelli

News: Apr. 2019 – staging Rossini’s project – Teatro Manzoni,
             Monza (Milan) – see dedicated page

             Jan. 2019 – new photos by M. Norberth are online
             in the “book” page

             Jan. 2019 – starting a new theatre project – on
             Rossini – for state middle schools, Milan area

             Nov. 2018 – “It was a pleasure to burn” – reading
             marathon from Ray Bradbury’s tales – Bookcity Festival
             NTA, Milan

             Nov. 2018 – new photo session by M. Norberth
             in Rome – it will be ready for the new year or before

             Oct. 2018 – teaching French in a state middle school,
             Milan area

             Apr. 2018 – reading marathon “Poi, abbiamo cominciato
             la Resistenza”, on women partisans – NTA, Milan

             Feb. 2018 – participating in the Feltrinelli Camp
             international workshop on Urban Studies, by open
             competition – Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli,
             collab. DAStU, Politecnico, Milan

             Feb. 2018 – shooting a promo video for the Banco
             Alimentare charity initiative – Emerald Communication
             prod. – Milan area

             Jan. 2018 – shooting a corporate promo video for
              Piano B prod., Milan

             Oct. 2017 – my project “Cosa significa convivere – reperti”
             workshop + performance of artists and young migrants
             Festival InDivenire – org. by Sala Umberto and Spazio
             Diamante, collab. Baobab Experience, Rome

             Sept-Oct. 2017 – “Sul senso del coabitare – studio
             di una fenomenologia della convivenza” – installation
             on my research project “What it means to live together”
             HORS Festival – MTM Teatro Litta, sala Foyer, Milan


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