Claudia Donzelli graduated in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the State University in Milan (Università degli Studi) in 2002, with a thesis in History of the English Theatre on director Katie Mitchell.
She studied acting with Tatiana Olear from St. Petersburg’s Malij Drama Teatr, and in workshops by open competition at the Venice Biennale with Thomas Ostermeier and with Simon Stephens, at the Silvio D’Amico National Academy of Dramatic Art, at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, and by Mario Martone with whom she worked among others.
She published specialist articles on 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 studies on “the betrayed generation” and forced cohabitation, then broadening the question to coexistence issues, at: IX European Independent Film Festival (Paris, 2014), Festival Inventaria (Rome, 2014), IT Festival residency programme (Expo in Città, Milan, 2015), Arts’R’Public (Arts in Public Spaces – Creative Europe Programme, 2016), HORS Festival (MTM Teatro Litta, Milan, 2017), Festival InDivenire (Rome, 2017).

New projects and further information can be found in the “projects” and “performing” pages.

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               Italian agent: Bonelli Consulting

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News: Jan. 2023 – assistant director to Laura Pasetti for the
           theatre production “The strange case of Mr Stevenson”
           prod. Charioteer Theatre – Teatro Munari, Milan

           Dec. 2022 – reading of “Lettere dal Giappone” by R.
           Kipling – on the occasion of the presentation of the new
           edition by ObarraO Edizioni – introduced by Prof. P.
           Caponi and C. Covito – at Tempo Ritrovato Libri, Milan

           Oct. 2022 – the exhibition for the Milano Photofestival
           starts at 15:00 on the 10th of October – it can be visited
           until 13:00 on the 21st of October.
           A presentation with professors and me will take place
           on the 12th of October at 16:30.
           For more details see the dedicated page in “projects”

           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


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