The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement goes to German dramaturg Jens Hillje; the Silver Lion to Dutch author-director Jetse Batelaan.
The 47th International Theatre Festival will run from 22 July to 5 August 2019, directed by Antonio Latella and featuring a rich programme of shows and encounters. The activities of the Biennale College - Teatro are addressed again this year at young Italian directors up to 30 years of age: the participants will present the first part of their projects during the Festival.
The Theatre department is directed by Antonio Latella (Castellammare di Stabia, 1967), an actor, director and playwright renowned throughout Europe. His work as a director, which he began in 1998, brought his productions to the most important theatres and international festivals, from Avignon to Vienna and Salzburg. He has won four Ubu Prizes to date.