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la Biennale di Venezia
Main Visual Sezione Teatro EN (new)


Neil LaBute

11 > 13 August 2012
Laboratorio delle Arti di Ca’ Giustinian
Neil LaBute – Improv For Writers: learning to write on impulse and without fear
Workshop for 10 playwrights 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
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: :
Neil LaBute (Detroit – USA 1963)
He studied theatre at Brigham Young University (BYU), and did graduate work at the University of Kansas, New York University and the Royal Academy of London. In 1993 he returned to Brigham Young University to present his first production as a theatre director: In the Company of Men, for which he won a prize from the Association for Mormon Letters. He began his career as a film director with the same subject. The film won him the Filmmakers Trophy at the Sundance Festival, awards and nominations at the Deauville Festival, at the Independent Spirit Awards, at the International Festival of Thessaloniki, from the Society of Texas Film Critics Awards and the New York Film Critics Circle. His continued his work in the theatre with the off-Broadway play Bash: Latter-Day Plays (1999). In 2002 he staged The Mercy Seat, one of the first theatrical responses to the September 11 attacks. His ample production for the theatre, often performed off-Broadway at the MCC theatre, included: The Distance From Here (2002), The Mercy Seat (2002), Autobahn (2003), Fat Pig (2004), This Is How It Goes (2005), Some Girl(s) (2005), Wrecks (2005), In A Dark Dark House (2007), Reasons To Be Pretty (2008), Helter Skelter (2008), Land of the Dead (2008), The Break of Noon (2010), The New Testament (2009), Some White Chick (2009), The Purple Marmoset (2009), The Furies (2009), Filthy Talk for Troubled Times (2010) and In a Forest, Dark and Deep (2011). Neil LaBute also directed a number of short films (Tumble 2000, Sexting 2010, BFF 2012) and many feature-length films, including Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), Nurse Betty (2000), Possession (2002), The Shape of Things (2003), The Wicker Man (2006), Lakeview Terrace (2008), Death at a Funeral (2010).