Biennale Teatro 2023
Tickets are now on sale for all the events of the 51st International Theatre Festival (15 June > 1 July) of La Biennale di Venezia.
The tickets and passes may be purchased in advance online at www.labiennale.org/en/theatre/2023/information#tickets. They will also be available for purchase during the Festival at Ca’ Giustinian (10 am > 5 pm), at the infopoints of the Biennale Architettura at the Giardini and the Arsenale (during the opening hours of the Architecture Exhibition) and starting one hour before the beginning of the show at the dedicated ticket office in the Arsenale.
The special offers include:
- The combined Biennale Architettura/Biennale Teatro ticket, which in addition to admission to the 18th International Architecture Exhibition offers the choice of one show of the 51st International Theatre Festival for the price of 35 euro (instead of 50)
- The pass for 3 shows (at the Teatro alle Tese and the Teatro Piccolo Arsenale) for the price of 60 euro (instead of 75)
The third edition directed by Stefano Ricci and Gianni Forte (ricci/forte) will be inaugurated on Thursday 15 June with Naturae, the play by the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Armando Punzo (at 8 pm), and will continue in the theatres and outdoor spaces of Venice, Mestre and Marghera through Saturday 1 July.
Over the span of seventeen days, it will feature a succession of protagonists of contemporary theatre, from leading lights to new talents. The Italian premieres will include: The Land of Nod (Het land Nod) by the Flemish company awarded the Silver Lion FC Bergman; We Who Lived Our Lives Over (Vi Som Fick Leva Om Vara Liv) by the Swedish playwright and director Mattias Andersson, winner of the Ibsen Award in 2007; Anima, the outdoor performance by the French duo formed by artist Noémie Goudal and director Maëlle Poésy; Milk by the director Bashar Murkus and his Kashabi Ensemble, the independent Palestinian theatre based in Haifa, Israel; and finally On Dying (Versuch über das Sterben) and Hamlet by the author and director of Ukrainian-French-Jewish origin Boris Nikitin.
They will be joined by the new generations of Italian theatre: Giacomo Garaffoni the author of Veronica, the world premiere of which will be directed by Federica Rosellini, the two-time winner of the UBU Award; Tolja Djoković, author of En Abyme, another world premiere, directed by Fabiana Iacozzilli who has made her mark in theatre with productions distinguished by their powerful visual impact; Valerio Leoni, winner of the Biennale College Teatro – Direction Under 35 call, who in Venice will present Cuspidi. As well as: the winners of the Biennale College Teatro – Playwriting call: Carolina Balucani and Stefano Fortin, respectively on stage with the mise en lecture of Addormentate directed by Fabrizio Arcuri and Cenere under the direction of Giorgina Pi; and the performers Morana Novosel and Gaetano Palermo, selected from the Biennale College Teatro – Site-specific Performance call, who will respectively present Fluid Horizons and Swan (free admission). And finally, great artists such as Romeo Castellucci and Tiago Rodrigues, or the most popular of companies, such as El Conde de Torrefiel.