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La SocietÓ della Civetta, founded in 2007 by actor and director Guglielmo Papa, focuses its activities on the development of original theatrical language for new generations.

La SocietÓ della Civetta arises from the need to share the theatre experience with other professionals in the field of childhood - pedagogues, educators, psychologists - and to stimulate dialogue with the arts and cultures.

The company creates shows that are designed for children, with special attention given to early childhood. The importance of gesture and attention to detail brings a poetic sensibility to the performances and the actor’s work.

The shows of La SocietÓ della Civetta are represented in the programming of some of the most important Italian theatres (Teatro Testoni di Bologna, Teatro Mangiafuoco di Milano, Teatro di Bismantova, Ravenna Teatro, Accademia Perduta/Romagna Teatri) and the company is involved with projects in schools, libraries and cultural centres, also regularly residences with the collaboration and the support of the local public institutions.

The shows of La SocietÓ della Civetta have been presented in Italy and around the world. The company has toured to Switzerland, Finland, Ireland, Turkey, Romania, USA, Spain, Great Britain, Israel, Russia, Korea, Canada, Iran, Malta, Montenegro and Germany, indicating international recognition of the high quality of the company’s work.

For these international activities, the company has enjoyed the support of the Italian Cultural Institutes of Dublin, Ankara, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Bucharest, Seoul and Washington. The show "Droplets", translated in 10 languages, has been included in the events of the eighth “Week of Italian Language in the World” in Ireland in 2008 and iin 2010 was showcased at the National Rural Touring Forum Annual Conference (UK), and also the Take Off Children’s Theatre Festival.

In September 2010 La SocietÓ della Civetta co-produced with the company Koom Koom Group of Jerusalem,"Ropes Ropes Ropes...", performance directed by Masha Nemirovski for the "Jaffa International Children's Festival , with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Israel.

In October 2010, at the invitation of the "Russian Theatre's International Culture Center" and the company "Class's Hour, " La SocietÓ della Civetta took part in the festival "Minicult" Rostov on Don.

The Company has been involved in the festival with the show "Droplets" and the project of "Youth for Children", a drama workshop, directed by Guglielmo Papa, for adolescents in trouble at an orphanage in the city with the creation of a public performance for the Minicult Festival.

In September 2011 La SocietÓ della Civetta has produced “Wind” in collaboration with Theatre Royal Bath The Egg for the Bath Festival of Children's Literature in UK

In February 2013 La SocietÓ della Civetta has coproducted with Nano & Aroosak (Isfahan, Iran) "1+1", supported by the Dramatic Art Center of Iran and Fadjr Festival Tehran.

International appearances:
“Black and White Theatre Festival” - Imatra (Finland) - May 2008
“Impressions Festival” - Clonmel (Ireland) - October 2008
“Roola Boola Children's Art Festival” - Castlebar (Ireland) - October 2008
“Wainfest” - Letterkenny (Ireland) - October 2008
“Little Ladies Little Gentlemen” - Ankara (Turkey) - April/May 2009
“100, 1000, 1 Million Tales Festival” - Bucarest (Romania) – October 2009
“Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater Festival” (USA) - May 2010
“Escalante Centre Teatral” - Valdencia (Spain) – May 2010
“KinderGardens Festival” - Somerset, Shropshire, Cheshire (UK) – June 2010
“The Egg-Theatre Royal Bath” – Bath (UK) - July 2010
“Horse and Bamboo Puppet Festival” - Waterfoot (UK) - July 2010
“Jaffa International Children Theatre Festival” - Jaffa (Israel) – September 2010
“Minicult Festival” - Rostov on Don (Russia) – October 2010
“Take Off Festival” - Darlington (UK) – November 2010
“The 7th Assitej Korea Winter Festival” - Seoul (South Korea) - January 2011
“Ottawa International Children's Festival” - Ottawa (Canada) – June 2011
“The Egg-Theatre Royal Bath” – Bath (UK) - September 2011
“The Hawth” - Crawley (UK) – October 2011
“18th International Theater Festival for Children and Youth” - Hamedan (Iran) – November 2011
“Koom Koom St. Festival” - Jerusalem (Israel) – June 2012
“Kids Euro Festival” - Washington DC (USA) – November 2012
“ZiguZajg Festival” - Malta – November 2012
“Fadjr Festival” - Tehran (Iran) – January 2013
“Maribur” - Morbio Inferiore (Switzerland) – April 2013
“Flint Hills International Festival” - Saint Paul Minnesota USA – May/June 2013 (Wind)
“Kotor's festival of Theatre for Children” - Kotor – Montenegro – July 2013 (Wind)
“Theater Im Marienbad” - Freiburg – Germany – October 2013 (1+1)


Awards
"Black and White Theatre Festival" 2008 - Imatra (Finland):
-Award for "Originality" to the show Droplets
-Award for “Stage Direction” to the show Droplets

“18th International Theater Festival for Children and Youth” - Hamedan (Iran)
-Special Price Assitej Iran for the show Droplets
-Award for dramaturgy for the show Droplets
-Award for best actress for the show Droplets


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