Fiorenza Menni is an actress and theatre author. She is the President and Artistic Director of the cultural Association Ateliersi. Her production is defined by original dramaturgy and texts of philosophical and aesthetical thoughts. She is in charge of actor’s training through workshops involving acting’s contextual and sentimental precision, using specific elements of her own theatrical and acting research. She founded Teatrino Clandestino and worked as an actress for Teatro delle Albe and Fanny & Alexander. She currently collaborates with artists and performers coming from different artistic and scientific disciplines, and works as an actor’s trainer with Michèle Jean Bruyere (Sup de Sub. Formations pour Être à la liberté). In 2007 she was awarded the Eleonora Duse Award – Honorable Mention Best Actress.
Andrea Mochi Sismondi
Andrea Mochi Sismondi is an actor, writer and Ateliersi’s artistic director. He is the current Chief Operating Officer of Smart City Exhibition – an international event dedicated to technologies and participatory processes aimed at increasing urban cities’ information flows. He intertwines theatrical activities with his interest for contemporary languages’ development, and has overseen public administration forum’s web communication tools until 2011, with responsibilities for crowd sourcing campaigns and training webinars. He worked as an actor for several years with Fiorenza Menni and since 2008 he has cooperated in the playwriting of Comune Spazio Problematico, Open Option, Hello Austria/Europa 2011, Sorry/ La costruzione della violenza perfetta and Se la mia pelle vuoi, with an acting role in all plays. Their research in the Macedonian city of Sutka, the only community in the world in which Roma people represent the majority of the population, has inspired his book Confini Diamanti. Viaggio ai margini d’Europa, ospiti dei rom, published by Ombre Corte.
administration and organization management
Elisa Marchese graduated in Disciplines of Art, Music and Performing Arts, and has been managing director of Ateliersi since 2007. Prior to the beginning of her collaboration with the company, she had several experiences in the organization and administration area, which include working at Cortile-Theater Im Hof in Bolzano,Teatro Del Parco in Venice and Altri Linguaggi in Belluno. For Ateliersi, Elisa Marchese is responsible for economic and contractual management regarding both production and distribution of the performances, both Atelier Sì’s activity. She takes care of relationships with ENPALS, SIAE, suppliers and recruited staff, deals with the Public Institutions overseeing the preparation of financial reports, draws up specific budgets for itinerants activities, productions, calls, funding requests and attends to logistics. She assists the artistic and organizational directorate for the development of the company’s line of management. Since 2011 she is also the creator and the arts administrator of Armonie Festival based in the Auditorium di Pietra Buss del Buson in the National Park of the Belluno Dolomities. www.busdelbuson.com
project and communication management
Tihana Maravić was born in Croatia and has been living and working in Italy since 1996. She is a theatrical scholar, performing arts curator and cultural operator. She obtained a PhD in Theatre and Cinema Studies at Bologna University, with a thesis on theatrical and performative elements in the phenomenon of the Byzantine and Russian holy foolishness. She spent different study periods abroad: in Germany (2000), in Russia (2005), in Serbia (2010). She has taken part in several international conferences, and has been writing for many international journals. Since 2003 she has been a member of Culture Teatrali’s editorial staff. She took part in the international seminar at the 37th Biennale of Venice Theatre 2005, conducted by Romeo Castellucci. She is the co–author – together with Luca Del Pia, Lucia Amara, Piersandra Di Matteo e Adele Cacciagrano – of OVERGROUND (Boiler Books, 2011). From 2006 to 2010 she has been working as an international press officer for Premio Europa per il Teatro and for the Teatro a Corte Festival in Turin. From 2007 to present she has taken charge of several theatrical projects for Centro di Promozione La soffitta, Department of Arts, Bologna University; and has collaborated for years as a student’s tutor at the same Department. Between 2008 and 2010 she has curated a series of events dedicated to artistic and cultural themes in psychiatric contexts (Teatro PraTIKo, Merano; La Soffitta, Bologna; Teatro Metastasio, Prato; Futur Composé, Paris). From 2007 to 2011 she collaborated with Nazario Zambaldi for the artistic project Teatri di silenzio and for CRATere Festival (Merano-Bolzano-Trento). During 2011 and 2012 she worked in Caffè Rubik in Bologna. Since 2013 she collaborates with Tomas Kutinjač as artistic director of Blitz – performing arts festival in Rovinj, Croatia. Since 2013 she is responsible of project and communication management of Ateliersi.
technical director and sound arts curator
Giovanni Brunetto was born in Verona in 1967. In the ’80s and ’90s he mixes with Italian and European alternative punk groups, involved in furthering squatting, experimenting community life and organizing underground and anarchic cultural events. From 1990 to 1999, together with other supporters, he animates and advocates La Pecora Nera, Cultural Centre of anarchic documentation, in Verona.
In 1997 he attends to the set-up of King Lear nr.1, by Leo de Berardinis, in La Pergola Theatre, in Florence; after this experience he approaches experimental theatre and in 1999 he has his first collaboration with Teatrino Clandestino at Prototipo Festival by Interzona in Verona. In 2000 he moves to Bologna and joins the Teatrino Clandestino’s staff as the company’s chief technician. He has worked as a freelancer for Emilia Romagna Teatro at Casalecchio’s Municipal Theatre, for several contemporary arts Festivals in Bologna and for many theatrical companies of the area. Since 2011 he has been working as stage machinist for Teatro Romano in Verona during Estate Teatrale Veronese’s summer seasons. Because of his great interest in vintage equipment he gave rise to the project “b/n bianconero” for the retrieval and enhancement of antique theatre’s appliances. He is Ateliersi and Atelier Sì’s sound’s art and technical director.
Diego Segatto is an architect, creative director and visual designer who is also involved in the development of transformational processes. Multidisciplinary and relational aspects have a key role in his work. As a result of the collaboration with artway of thinking (Venezia) in 2001, he adopted hybrid methods and mixed with contexts aimed at human and environmental regeneration. In 2009 he is OpenQuadra studio’s co – founder and starts his collaboration with DAAR – Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency (Betlehem, Palestine) focused on the visual and editorial expression of research, which resulted in expos at Biennales of Istanbul (2009), Beirut, Rotterdam e Sharjiah (2010), at International Edinburgh Festival (2011) and in the publication of Architecture after Revolution (Sternberg Press, 2013). Since 2010 he is coordinator of Re:Habitat – organismo di rigenerazione (Bologna), which he co-founded. In 2012 he joined the research group Archiviazioni – art and development in public community. Between 2012 and 2013 he has taken part in the project Campus in Camps (Dheisheh’s refugee camp, Palestine) as coordinator and designer; during his stay there he also collaborated as visual designer with UNRWA Camp Improvement Programme. From 2008 to 2012 he has cooperated with Teatrino Clandestino. In 2013 he partakes in the founding of the artistic project Ateliersi, through which he deepens his experience on the relationship between art and multidisciplinarity. He was co -author and graphic designer for the following publications: Decolonizing Minds (Società Italiana di Scienze Psicosociali per la Pace, 2011), Journal 2007-2011 (Nosadella.due, 2012), #1 Under Construction (FARE/Giusy Checola, 2013) and A-Journal #0 (Archiviazioni, 2013). His articles were published in Doppiozero and Il Lavoro Culturale. diegosegatto.com