What are you doing for WorldWide Commedia Day? (Feb 25)

Worldwide Commedia Day is 4 days away– how are you going to celebrate?

Piccolo Theatre of Evanston presents Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters

Faction Of Fools, one of the organizers, has a list of what’s going on- there’s something on nearly every continent!

This is what they have so far (for the most updated list, visit the Faction of Fools website! )

I’m going to be in Chicago– so will try to check out the show at the Piccolo Theatre in Evanston.

Worldwide Commedia dell’Arte Day Participants
February 25th, 2010

Turin, Italy

The flagship event of the 2011 Commedia dell’Arte Day

Giornata della Commedia dell’Arte
Promoted by SAT and organized by Santibriganti Teatro
Two days of lectures and performances by many of Europe’s leading practitioners


Cape Town, South Africa
Independent Theatre Movement of South Africa presents
Truth and Reconciliation Commedia


Islamabad, Pakistan
Alliance Francaise d’Islamabad presents
Aik shaam actors kay saath
an open rehersal and Q&A session for a
production of Tartuffe opening in April

Saratov, Russia
Saratov Kiselev Academic Youth Theater presents
Спектакль Саратовского ТЮЗа Киселева
“Любовь к трём апельсинам” К. Гоцци

The Love of Three Oranges

Istanbul, Turkey
Merve Engin
Un Felice Naufragio (A Happy Shipwreck)


The Winter-Over Crew presents
Commedia dell’Antarctica Day
at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Adelaide, Australia
Corinna Di Niro presents
The Marriage of Flavio & Isabella
at Concordia College and at the Adelaide Fringe Festival

Adelaide, Australia
Arte Commedia presents
at Southern Montessori School

Fremantle, Australia
Commedia Academy of Australia presents
performances and exhibitions
at 2011 Fremantle Carnivale

Leichhardt, Australia
Fools in Progress Inc. presents
workshops and performances at
Leichhardt Town Hall


Turin, Italy
The flagship event of the 2011 Giornata della Commedia dell’Arte
Promoted by SAT and organized by Santibriganti Teatro
Two days of lectures and performances by many of Europe’s leading practitioners.

Orléans, France
Le Krizo Theatre presents
L’ïle des Esclaves
at Espace Madeleine Sologne de la Ferté-Saint-Aubin

Kiskinizs, Hungary
Spec.Street Creative Community presents
King of Nomans Land

Ascoli Piceno, Italy
Associazione “il Carnevale di Ascoli” presents
IV Rassegna “Carnevale in Commedia”
at Polo Culturale “Sant’ Agostino”

Catanzaro, Italy
Teatro di Calabria Aroldo Tieri presents
at Centro di Aggregazione Giovanile

Macerata, Italy
Associazione culturale “il teatro dei Picari” presents
Maska Karma
at Teatro Don Bosco di Macerata

Mariano Comense, Italy
Officina MascheraTeatro “Isgorbi” presents
Lo sbarco dei sgorbi

Monterotondo Roma, Italy
Associazione & Compagnia Teatroantico presents
at La Libreria Mondadori di Monterotondo

Palermo, Italy
TeatroStudioMaschera e Trequartidimaschera present
Grande finale del Corso di Commedia dell’Arte
at Teatro Dante

Palermo, Italy
Herlaking Associazione Culturale presents
Salviamo la Commedia!
at Museo internazionale delle marionette Antonio Pasqualino

Pedemonte, Italy
Associazione Cultura & Spettacolo di Pedemonte (VR) presents
Quando Amor Comando
at Teatro “Giovanni Paolo II”

Verona, Italy
Università Itinerante AUSER Verona presents
LA COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE: Storia e Protagonisti
Conferenze/Recitals a cura di William Jean BERTOZZO
February 24-April 19

Kraków, Poland
Studio Dono presents
DzieÅ„ Otwarty WÅ‚oskiej Konedii – Open Day of Italian Comedy
at Sala Teatralna

Barcelona, Spain
Daniele Ridolfi presents
Monologo De Pulcinella: “Tengo Hambre”
Centre Civic El Coll- La Bruguera Centre Civic El Coll- La Bruguera

Cartegena, Spain
Los Comediartes presents
Mujer De Poca Fe (The Woman of Little Faith)
at the Local Social Barrio Concepción

Madrid, Spain
Dispara Teatro presents
un Clase-espectáculo gratuita de Commedia dell’Arte
at Sala de Teatro La Perla Negra – Madrid- Metros SOL y ÓPERA

Madrid, Spain
Teatro di Commedia
II Conferencia DIA DE LA COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE por Teatro di Commedia

Málaga, Spain
Teatro del Lazzi and the City of Málaga present
a city-wide festival featuring lectures, performances, workshops,
and a parade involving numerous theatre companies and arts associations

Stockholm, Sweden
Kompani Komedi presents
Commedia dell’Arte according to Micke

Brighton, United Kingdom
Radio Free Brighton presents
live radio coverage of Commedia dell’Arte Day events

Utrecht, The Netherlands
Teatro AniMO presents
Continu Commedia
at Parnassos Cutureel Centrum of the Univeristeit Utrecht

Brighton & Worthing, United Kingdom
Sometime Soon Arts presents
classes and public performances
at Pavilion Theatre and Northbrook University


Ontario, Canada
MetaPhysical Theatre presents
Fool’s Gold

Santa Maria, California
Gale McNeeley presents
workshop in Commedia dell’Arte
at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts

Washington, DC
Faction of Fools Theatre Company presents
Quattro Scenari
at the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint

Washington, DC
The Academy for Classical Acting presents
a Round Table Discussion of Commedia dell’Arte and English Renaissance Theatre

Evanston, Illinois
Panini Players presents
Student-devised Commedia dell’Arte performances
at Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
Piccolo Theatre presents
The Servant of Two Masters
at Evanston Arts Depot

Santa Fe, New Mexico
La Commedia Inglese presents
The Haunted House
at Warehouse 21
(Note: Author Talia Felix has generously made
these scenarios
available for public use)

Fredonia, New York
SUNY of Fredonia presents
The Venetian Twins
at the Bartlett Theatre

New York, New York
Stolen Chair presents
Strap a mask on: Intro to Commedia Workshop
and Stage Kiss, a gender-bent sex farce in blank verse
at Wings Theatre

New York, New York
Clownlink.com presents
Commedia month
on their blog

Elon, North Carolina
The Commedia Project presents
a lecture in Commedia and canovacci
at McKinnon Hall of Elon University

Akron, Ohio
Miller South School for the Visual & Performing Arts presents
Trickster Tales!
at Vernon Odom Branch Library

Cleveland, Ohio
The Confused Greenies (Patchwork Players) present
Masquerade Carnevale featuring “Mask-taken Identities”
at The Spot: Case Western Reserve University

Albany, Oregon
Linn Benton Community College presents
Love, Lies and Lunacy
a display of masks and costumes by Dan Stone and Tina Marie Ivey

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Muhlenberg College Theatre Program presents
a “flash-mob” Commedia performance
on campus at Trexler Library

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Heartfeltricks presents
Harlequin: The Servant of Two Masters
at Green Room Theatre, Franklin & Marshall College

Austin, Texas
La Fenice presents
a free Commedia dell’Arte and mask workshop

Fairfax, Virginia
Mantua Elementary School
presents Teatro dei burattini


Medellín, Colombia
Martha Villada Marquez presents
performances by Commedia dell’Arte students
at the Universidad de Antioquia

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