10 June 2023 to 19 June 2023
TWINS is an independent and sustainable theatre pedagogy festival.


We are Teresa Ruggeri and Veronica Pinto of Art is Not a Luxury, an organization that intends to carry out theatrical and artistic training projects accessible to all regardless of age, cultural background and economic possibilities.

Our first initiative will be TWINS, an independent and sustainable theatre pedagogy festival.

In June 2023 we will invite Deborah Hunt and Ana Woolf, two international artists with a huge training experience, to bring in their workshops. We will also organize with Francesca Romana Rietti, a theatre scholar, some discussion meetings between workshops participants, small theatre groups and independent individual trainers.

We will do this by combining theory and practice, asking ourselves a series of thematic, pedagogical, and practical-economic questions.

To give breathing space to independent creation and bring back to the collective dimension the ideas that move us in our individual practices.
To open spaces where research comes alive and make it dialogue with other. To give us the opportunity to enter in new artistic and human relationships.
To get out of one's vision of doing/thinking theatre and thus contribute to a circular cultural and social development.

We would need your support to offer this high-profile training course at lower prices and to guarantee those who cannot afford the expense to participate for free. With these funds, we want to set up at least three scholarships and to cover the travel, accommodation costs and fees of the two artists.

We thank the fivizzano27 and Le Tre Ghinee associations, which support this project by offering their spaces and helping us with the communication campaign. We also would like to thank The Magdalena Project - International Network of Women in Contemporary Theatre, a large community that we feel close to.

We hope this project is a first step towards building a truly inclusive, sustainable and independent artistic path.

Thank you

Teresa Ruggeri & Veronica Pinto
Art is Not a Luxury



  • Workshop: COMPLETE WORLDS. AN ADVENTURE WITH MASKS, PUPPETS AND OBJECTS, curated by Deborah Hunt, New Zealand/Puerto Rican artist, performer and director. 8 meetings of 6 hours each.

  • Workshop: DONDE MUERE EL MÙSCOLO. Training on the study of oriental techniques and Latin American rhythms according to the principles of theatrical Anthropology by Ana Woolf, Argentinian pedagogue, actress and director. 4 meetings of 3 hours each.

  • 2 weekends of practical exchange between participants in the workshops, individuals and independent theatre groups who carry out training and collective reflection meetings led by the theatre scholar Francesca Romana Rietti.

  • The result of this experience will result in a performance shown in the open spaces of the city.




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