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la Biennale di Venezia
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Declan Donnellan & Nick Ormerod

6 > 12 August 2012
Teatro Piccolo Arsenale
Declan Donnellan & Nick Ormerod
Workshop for 20 actors and 5 auditors (in Italian and English)
Fill in the application form no later than 24 June 2012
(Applications started on 8 June)
Applicants must provide:
  - CV in pdf format
  - Photo portrait and full figure
  - Links to videos of previous works (max. 3 videos, max. 3’ each)
Important note: incomplete applications will not be accepted
Selections will be made by the curator of the workshop and the Theatre Sector of the Venice Biennale; the outcome of the selections will be notified by June 30, 2012.
The fee for each workshop is Euro 60.
Any additional costs (travel, accommodation, meals etc.) will be borne by the participants.
For more information: :
Declan Donnellan (Manchester – Great Britain, 1953)
Raised in Ealing (London), he read English and Law at the Queens’ College in Cambridge. He founded the Cheek by Jowl company with Nick Ormerod in 1981. Since 2006 the company has been part of the International Theatre Program of the Barbican (BITE) and this collaboration has led to the production of The Changeling (2006), Cymbeline (2007) and Troilus and Cressida (2008). For the Royal Shakespeare Company he directed The School of Scandal, King Lear and Great Expectations.  He also directed Le Cid for the Festival d’Avignon and Falstaff for the Salzburg Festival. He has staged productions in Russia as well, including A Winter’s Tale for the Maly Drama Theatre in Saint Petersburg. The plays directed by Declan Donnellan, apart from the many Shakespearian comedies and tragedies, include: The Country Wife by William Wycherley (1981), Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray (1983), Andromaque by Jean Racine (1985), The Man of Mode by George Etherege (1985), Philoctetes by Sophocles (1988), Les Aveugles by Michel de Ghelderode (1993), Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov (2007) and 'Tis Pity She's a Whore by John Ford (2011). He wrote Lady Betty, a play produced by Cheek by Jowl in 1989. He also wrote a stage adaptation of On ne badine pas avec l’amour by Alfred de Musset, Antigone by Sophocles, The Mandate by Nikolai Erdman and Masquerade by Mikhail Lermontov. Following the short film The Big Fish (1992) and his direction of the television movie The Making of Martin Guerre: a Musical Journey (1997), he recently made his debut on the big screen with the film Bel Ami (2012), featuring the star of the Twilight saga Robert Pattinson.