Research Projects

Teatro Simurgh’s artistic research is nourished by different cultural influences that, flowing into a universal scenic language, carry seeds of reflection useful for building a more harmonious social life that is based on a knowledge that only a constant, conscious and impartial observation of the reality can provide the individual.

The interest towards the human being in its multiplicity is the gravity centre of the Theatre we want to achieve. That’s why we look for places and situations where the shows and the workshops could be an opportunity to highlight to the eyes and to the sensibility of people, those values ​​and that knowledge needed to contribute in their own land to building a future of peace, solidarity and prosperity, both material and spiritual.

Today, for example, it is particularly necessary to create in Italy and Europe situations in which citizens have the opportunity to see the great potential richness that resides in the meeting with non-EU peoples who come with the desire to receive acceptance and inclusion.

Mutual knowledge between different peoples and beliefs cures every fear and prevents any form of violence.

Creating research projects aimed at the production of theatre performances of high ethical and moral content, with artists of different backgrounds and cultural identities, is an effective way to induce people to meet and reflect without preconceptions.

For this reason it’s important to collaborate with administrators who understand and share the need to promote a living art of the scene, universally understandable and closer to people, as an expression of far-sighted political and cultural strategies today more than ever necessary to face the great transformations already in act in our communities.

For a Living Art in Contact with the Community

The project “For a Living Art in Contact with the Community” is a proposal of use Theatre as a tangible meeting vehicle in the territory.

It is divided into a series of laboratories for research and creation of shows with professional artists of different backgrounds chosen with the usual selection methods through international call, together with artists that can be found among the communities of migrants landed in Europe.

The groups thus composed work together in intensive two weeks workshops to be carried out in the municipalities that choose to participate in the project, in Italy or abroad.

The community of the place that welcomes the laboratory gets in contact with a human group outside of every classification, with a small community in turn formed by people of the most diverse cultures, languages, colors and somatic features from the four continents. A community, however, able to use a common language given by the artistic work that it carries out together.

This – as we have already seen in previous experiences – means that the inhabitants of the municipality that welcomes us, being in contact with such indefinable human group, instinctively stop falling into every mechanical form of preconception towards diversity and instead open up to a meeting based on a natural trust and interest, fruit of the creative energy and kindness that the group of artists will be able to embody.


Projects carried out in Italy

2019: Third edition of the international lab of theatre research and creation “In search of the Ancient Actor for a Modern Theatre”.

2018: Second edition of the international lab of theatre research and creation “In search of the Ancient Actor for a Modern Theatre”.

2017: First edition of the international lab of theatre research and creation “In search of the Ancient Actor for a Modern Theatre”.

2016: Intercultural acting training residence lab “The inner music of the body on stage” at the “Montone tra il Sole e la Luna” international theatre festival.

2015: Production of the show “Danza di Mani Parlanti, performance di artigianato teatrale”, with 23 artists on stage including a group of artisans along with actors, dancers and musicians.