Currently in its third edition, Playwriting Milano is a dramatic-writing project
with a strong educational and international edge.
In the medium term the project aims at creating an international dramatic-writing district in Milan.
Originally an annual Festival, Playwriting Milano now offers educational training
for teenagers, for their teachers and for professional playwrights teaching a class.
To ensure the quality of its proposal, Playwriting Milano collaborates with the most renowned international new writing hubs,
first of them London’s Finborough Theatre.
Present and past partners:
Past and present collaborations:
about 460 teenagers participating in acting and writing projects
39 Italian theatrical schools /high schools
22 apprenticeship programme on dramatic writing
15 playwriting workshops
Finborough Theatre: Milano Playwriting partner since the beginning, defined by Time Out as “probably the most influential fringe theatre in the world”, its collaboration has given to our students outstanding educational opportunities to get in touch with the most talented international playwrights, learning directly from their experience and their innovative works.
Gogol’Ostello: one of the most exciting and counter-trend cultural places in Milan, Gogol’Ostello has hosted since the beginning most of MILANO PLAYWRITING’s initiatives: from the Playwriting Group for professional playwrights to Playwriting Workshop for teenagers, from meeting with international playwrights to preview of new plays.
The Economist: 2016/17′s creative writing project conceived around TE’s most interesting stories (discover)
New Views: from 2018 our teenagers will benefit from London’s National Theatre‘s writing programme materials (discover)
Jane Wainwright (Royal Court Young Writers Programme): in 2015 Jane led a writing programme for young Italian and English playwrights (video link) and 150 teenagers performed 4 of her plays at the Festival (video link)
Sarah Page (Royal Court Young Writers Programme): Sarah wrote under commission a play that in 2017 180 teenagers performed (videoconference pic - playwriting lab video).
Carmen Nasr: Channel 4 Playwriting Programme 2016 winner, she presented Dubailand at the Festival (show/conference pics)
In-Sook Chappell: Verity Bargate Award winner, she presented P’yongyang at the Festival.
Moira Buffini: Olivier Award nominated for Handbagged, presented at the Festival.
Luke Owen: Papatango winner with Unscorched, presented at the Festival with a cameo of the writer.
Get in touch:
a project curated by:
Associazione Culturale Milano Playwriting Festival