We were really surprised of how bustling is the English-language theatre scene in Rome and therefore had to write a wrap up for you!
Summer has virtually started but there are still at least three good theatre plays to enjoy in Rome before we go on holiday.
The English Theatre of Rome presents its annual evening introducing new artists on the stage on June 9 through June 12 the End is Nigh. This world premier directed by Molly Zimmelman showcases a dynamic ensemble cast of writers and actors each performing thier own original monologue on the theme of ‘endings’. At l’ Arciliuto Theatre, in piazza Montevecchio 5, near piazza Navona.
Finally, on June 27, students of the Advanced Performance Course by Terianne Falcone will have their end-of-course show at l’Arciliuto theatre.
If you love theatre so much that you want to learn acting, here are some tips. The Arts in English group, a no-profit association, runs full-immersion musical theatre courses and workshops, for individuals and schools. If you want to volunteer as an actor in a play, one step would also be to come to a rehearsal of the Rome theatre and if you are right for the part you can learn the craft through the rehearsal process. The part will be probably small but you’ll be next to people with a lot of experience.
The Savoyards, another no-profit group dedicated to Gilbert and Sullivan’s 19th century popular comic operas performed in London’s Savoy Theatre, are now in their 29th year. Rehearsals are on Saturday and Sunday afternoon only starting from the month of September. Only about half their members are native speakers of English. For the others, performing with The Savoyards is a great way to improve their language skills and the reason they keep coming back year after year is simply because they have such a good time putting on these shows.
With regards to children, Jazzitupkids, a theatre workshop in English for kids aged 4 to 10 every Saturday at 10 am at Bibli (28, via dei Fienaroli – Trastevere), continues also during the first part of the summer. Another option is the English-language theatre and costumes creation course. Intended for kids aged 6 to 8, it is run by Rachel Roddy and Emanuele Caiati in Monteverde at Teatro Verde, Rome’s youth theatre, at 10 Circonvallazione Gianicolense.