Tenth season for Teatro Ca’ Foscari

Alterazioni – Diffrazioni di senso” (Distorsions - Diffractions of meaning) is the title of the 2017/2018 edition of Teatro Ca’ Foscari that will offer sixteen shows and many talks, workshops and artistic residencies from October 19th 2017 to May 16th 2018, with different perspectives on current issues, the research for an explanation or at least an interpretation of the signs that today’s world sends out.

“There are not many universities with an organized theatrical activity, its own space, a devoted audience” said the  Rector's Deputy for cultural and literary activities, Flavio Gregori. “The Teatro Ca’ Foscari at S. Marta has always been warmly welcomed by the city and by the students and for this reason we feel it is our responsibility to provide a public service in a city with such a great offers as Venice. We are satisfied with the strong commitment of students and with how the theatrical activity is an opportunity to communicate the university’s activities in the perspective of applied research and cultural activities and a strong tie with the territory”.

“The guideline idea of this year’s theatrical season - says Maria Ida Biggi, Rector’s Delegate for the theatrical activities - is to present high-quality shows because a university theatre must give space to emerging talents and to recognized personalities who will create stimulating shows. This year is characterized by many female figures, from stage directors and screenwriters to actresses, such as Chiara Guidi who will open the season”.

Donatella Ventimiglia, curator of the programme, wanted to “present texts that are little known or not yet translated for an audience not only composed of students. The alterations that work as a background for our season refer to every particle that shapes our thoughts and establishes the proper balance with the other ones. Is there a ‘different’ place where we can at least look for, if not find, an answer that will not be lost?”.

The alterations, linked to alternating Tides - the section dedicated to emerging companies - face burning current issues (Erodiàs, Maryam, Lettere dalla notte, Da parte loro nessuna domanda imbarazzante); unleashed violence (Utøya); the weight of history (Corale numero uno, Acqua di colonia); unexplored territories (Solaris); family relationships (Fratelli); rapped stories (Personale Politico Pentothal).

With the section Alternating Tides, the theatre keeps on supporting young companies. The themes and issues that are dealt with are similar to Alteration’s with a strong interest for translation (Cessi pubblici), stage adaptation (Monogamia) and finding new forms of screenwriting with innovative performing outcomes (Starlùc e Il violinista di Praga).

At the centre of the offer there are talks coordinated by Maria Ida Biggi and workshops that confirm the university’s main vocation: training students also with and through performing arts. These will include a Gaga workshop held by Andrea Costanzo Martini, on a proposal by Susanne Franco. Gaga, also known as the “Naharin method”, is the movement language created by Ohad Naharin, dancer and choreographer from Israel regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. The workshops were conceived for Ca’ Foscari students but are open to anyone who wishes to participate, upon presentation of a motivation letter and a resume.

The artistic residencies will start with Chiara Guidi who will guide the students in a choral reading exercise of the German poet Nelly Sachs’s works. The second residency will involve a group of student guided by Marcello Chiarenza who will stage a play inspired by Christa Wolf’s Störfall.

The activities of Teatro Ca’ Foscari are possible thanks to the support of the Institute of Theatre and Opera of the Fondazione Cini, the International Center for the Humanities and Social Change and the Comitato Unico di Garanzia (CUG) of Ca’ Foscari.

The programme was curated by Maria Ida Biggi and Donatella Ventimiglia who will also coordinate the activities.

You can find the entire programme here [IT].

The shows begin at 8.30pm.

Regular € 12,00
Reduced € 7,00
Students and Ca’ Foscari Alumni € 3,50
For the shows Monogamia, Starlùc, Cessi pubblici,  Il violinista di Praga the regular ticket costs € 5,00 and the student’s ticket costs  € 3,50.

Under 28 years old, over 65 years old, Ca’ Foscari and IUAV faculty and administrative staff, CRC Ca’ Foscari associates, CRC IUAV associates. For the differently abled, the person providing assistance will also benefit from a reduced fare. The document attesting the right for the reduced fare is mandatory to purchase reduced tickets.

Purchasing tickets
The tickets can be bought at the ticket office of Teatro Ca’ Foscari at Santa Marta, Dorsoduro 2137, on the day of the show between 7pm and 8pm.

Information and reservations
For more information and to book your ticket, please write to or call 041 2348962 on the opening days and hours of the ticket office.