Dello Scompiglio

Dello Scompiglio



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11-18 July 2023

Leggere il teatro (Reading the Theatre)

directed by Jean-Paul Denizon

Unlike a novel, where the story, page after page, leads us into a wonderful journey, especially if the author is a great one, a theatrical text is much harder to read and requires real work. There are few descriptions, rare or non-existent stage directions, as in Shakespeare, for example. We are in front of a series of words, sentences, monologues, dialogues between people who simply talk.

Even if it is true that the text can give us some information (places, moods, feelings, emotions, movements...), the deep meaning of the story, its “raison d’être”, often eludes us: it is hard to understand what we are reading.

The difficulty lies largely in the fact that we do not know how to imagine the lives of characters who, unlike those in novels, will come to life on stage. In fact, the characters in a play seem to have no substance, if you simply read the text: they do not exist yet, just as the relationships between them, the thoughts that inhabit them, the emotions that shake them and the meaning they give to what they are talking about do not exist yet.

However, it is possible to find between the lines of the text some indications that can allow us to give body and life to a character. By reading the theatre, one is able to learn. This is what this part of our workshop activity consists of, during which a selection of theatrical texts will be offered, both contemporary and non-contemporary.

Jean-Paul Denizon began his career with Peter Brook, who directed him in 'La Cerisaie', 'La tragédie de Carmen', 'The Mahabharata' and 'La tempête'. In addition to his work as an actor, he very soon became an assistant director, again with the Maestro, before embarking on an independent career as a director, playwright and teacher. With his productions (in France, Germany, Luxembourg, Sweden, Greece, Italy, etc.), conferences, workshops, also all over Europe, Jean-Paul Denizon proposes a sensitive approach to the text and the relationship between actor and stage. According to Jean-Paul Denizon, the work of the actor, “a human being who tells about other human beings”, consists in creating a balanced and intelligent relationship between the constituent elements of our being: the affective world, mind and body. "Seeking and finding this balance, which allows the actor to free his expression, is the basis of our work". Concrete work and practice aimed at searching for the unexpected nuances hidden between the lines of each text, in order to propose a lively and profound reading and interpretation of characters.

This residential workshop - aimed at actors, directors, authors and pedagogues, but open to all interested people - represents the follow-up of an initial preparatory workshop held in October 2022. 

Anyone who needs to stay overnight can be accommodated in the premises within the Tenuta Dello Scompiglio (7 twin rooms in an apartment with two large kitchens and bathrooms). Single rooms may be available but will be dependent on the actual number of applications.


€ 280,00 non-resident participants 

The fee includes:
- participation in the workshop (11-18 July 2023)
- meal voucher at lunchtime (at Cucina Dello Scompiglio Restaurant, from 12 to 16 July 2023).

 € 400,00 resident participants 

The fee includes:
- participation in the workshop (11-18 July 2023)        
- breakfast
- meal voucher at lunchtime and dinner time (at Cucina Dello Scompiglio Restaurant, from 12 to 16 July 2023).
- meals in the apartment on the days that the Restaurant is closed.

The workshop will take place only if the minimum number of 20 participants is reached.

How to participate

To participate, please send the following documentation:

- Curriculum Vitae
- Motivation letter
- Application form, properly completed and signed

Please apply by sending the documentation required, via email and in a single pdf file (maximum 6 MB) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The applications will be accepted in order of arrival, subject to availability.

The Artistic Direction of the Dello Scompiglio Cultural Association will decide on the selection of applications on the basis of irrefutably expressed evaluations, notifying all interested parties by publication on its website and by communication via e-mail.

Working sessions

Tuesday 10.00-13.00 / 14.30-18.00
Wednesday 10.00-13.00 / 14.30-18.00
Thursday 10.00-13.00 / 14.30-18.00
Friday 10.00-13.00 / 14.30-18.00 

Saturday - day off

Sunday 10.00-13.00 / 14.30-18.00
Monday 10.00-13.00 / 14.30-18.00
Tuesday 10.00-16.00

Download the application form and privacy policy

Further information

Associazione Culturale Dello Scompiglio
direttrice artistica Cecilia Bertoni
Via di Vorno, 67 | 55012 Vorno, Capannori (LU)
tel. 0583971475 | 0583971125
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