The project implies some actions be taken abroad. The residence programme accommodate the transnational artistic teams. Each artistic team includes one playwright and one scenographer from the hosting country. Thus, the project leader, Italy, with 6 playwrights taking part to the project, hosts 6 artistic teams (6 Italian playwrights, 1 Italian scenographer/costumer and 6 international directors/choreographers), while the Czech and Slovakian partners, with 3 playwrights taking part to the project, host 3 international artistic teams (3 national playwrights and 3 international directors/choreographers) and Romanian partner with 1 playwright hosts 1 international artistic team (1 national playwright and 1 international director/choreographer). Residencies last a maximum of 10 days. Each residence is monitored by the tutor of the host structure.
The residence aims at the development of the concept that has been elaborated during the Ideas Lab, the production of writing materials, and the planning of the general work structure and of the tools necessary to its realisation.
During the residency, the group is in contact with the local humanitarian centres in order to obtain information on the situation of the migratory phenomenon of the hosting country and to experience the matter of analysis of their artistic work.
At the end of the residence, the group present the draft of their artistic project to the members of the structure of the hosting country, to the professionals and to the local migrants. The presentation might take different shapes according to the results (readings, narration, images). The overcome of the linguistic barrier is an essential part of the work. The work is discussed with the tutor, the professionals and the migrants taking part to the project, so that the group receives essential information for the production of a more elaborated work.

Here follow a few descriptions of what 6 Italian students from Paolo Grassi Academy experienced both in Milano and abroad.

Elisa Campisi - playwright My approach to the theatre started as an actress in Sicily when I was a teenager and after getting graduated in History of the Theatre at the University of Turin. The starting point of my dissertation was a remarkable project I experienced for two months in Madagascar where I arranged several theatre activities involving young amateurs from poor villages. In addition, I worked on other projects always related to social issues. My educational background includes a writing course that raised my interest and let me realize how much I was fond of it. This course was based on analyzing historical figures who played an important role for the Italian history in the second half of XIX century and during this period I wrote some plays. They were acted to celebrate the 150th anniversary since the Unity of Italy. Now, I’m attending the third year of the writing course at Paolo Grassi Academy in Milan.

Elisa Campisi, author, Italy, Sept. 5-9

Ida Treggiari, director, Czech Republic, Sept. 4-13

Riccardo Tabilio, author, Italy, Sept. 5-9

Virginia Landi, director, Slovakia, Sept. 4-13

Giovanni Ortoleva, director, Romania, Aug. 25 – Sept. 3

Tatjana Motta, author, Italy, Sept. 5-9