ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts

2nd Student Festival (Online)
Monday - Sunday, 13 - 19 July 2020

Theatre in and Beyond the Time of COVID-19

Festival overview: After having no possibility to hold the Second Student Festival in the venues of the Piccolo Teatro in Milano, the organizer had an intensive communication with each selected institutions to explore the possibility of having the Festival online. Thanks for the significant commitment made by each participant this unique online Festival finally shapes his form: It contains eight performances, eight after-show discussions and a conference. It was created in a great attitude of passion, dedication and collaboration.

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Artistic Committee
Ricardo ABAD
Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
"This festival is like a phoenix rising from the ashes of the pandemic! Congratulations to all for making this flight soar around the globe!"
Accademia Teatro Dimitri, Switzerland
"Education never stops, it affects us all at every stage of our careers and lives. We always study, or we die.
Education in theatre is the continuation of a beginning and it is just a planting of a seed. But this first step is very important and absolutely necessary."
Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Italy
"The Online Second International Students Festival will demonstrate the power of theatre all around the world, even in this particular delicate period. Thank you for the commitment of all participants."
CHEN Zhongwen
ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts, China
"In this particular period, we need to create a platform that can share the sorrows and hopes, a platform that gives us the power to stand together united, a platform that shows us the world in all its variations. For achieving this, we need to persist in holding this Second Student Festival online!"
Georgetown University, USA
"At this painful and difficult time for so many, it is particularly beautiful to have the brilliant and widely diverse work of these students from around the world to inspire us all, and to help us imagine the future of theater."
Hamadou MANDE
Superior School of Theater Jean-Pierre Guingané/CFRAV, Burkina Faso
"Stand together to build a more human world by emerging from all difficulties."
Raykin Higher School of Performing Arts, Russia
"The Festival is not only our artistic response to the challenge of the situation, but the new opportunity to bring together a lot of young and creative people from all over the world; let us share our love towards theatre, performing arts and creativity!"
Carmelo RIFICI
Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Italy
"Our HOME is theatre, our freedom is the stage: with the Online Second Students Festival our young actors, from all continents, will have the word and I am sure will take us through an enriching journey."

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2nd Student Festival
Monday - Sunday, 13 - 19 July 2020