WRITING WITH THE ECONOMIST
Milano Playwriting Festival has started since 2016 a playwriting scheme with the aim of nourishing new voices, in collaboration with various high schools in Lombardia Region. The scheme has guided the teenagers through a practical and artistic learning journey. This has taken the form of an Apprenticeship Programme, holding together various aspects: students have worked on the English language through analysis of The Economist’s 2017 Christmas Special’s stories; through workshops with our Art. Dir. and individual work, they then re-elaborated the studied material to create their own play; finally they presented the new play during our yearly Festival, followed by a discussion on the subject.
For our 2017 edition we have selected 22 students coming from high schools located in Milano, Varese, Como, Meda, Cremona, Desio and Pavia.
Their own plays has been then staged during the Festival by about 200 students coming from 15 schools from all over Italy (the 15 schools were part of our acting project called Teens, more here). During the Festival students taking part in our playwriting scheme have also had the chance to take active part in the rehearsal process and to participate in a Q&A with the public right after the staging.
If you want to receive more infos on our playwriting project for teenagers, on our acting project or on our Festival in general , please write to firstname.lastname@example.org