• Mask Making with Torbjorn Alstrom

    by  • October 11, 2012 • 0 Comments

    MFA Student works on his leather mask

    The master teacher and craftsman leads a mask intensive Torborjn Alstrom has worked as an actor, instructor and maskmaker in USA and Scandinavia since 1985. In USA with San Diego Repertory Theatre and Dell’Arte Players Company, in Sweden with a number of theatre groups. As a teacher he has worked regularly at the National...

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    Alumni On Tour: Tut’Zanni on the Road

    by  • October 10, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Tutzanni members on stage during a workshop

    The Tut’Zanni Theatre Company just finished a memorable workshop and performance tour of schools in South Carolina, Mississippi, and Arkansas. The company, comprised of six actors who met studying at the Accademia dell’Arte in 2006, reunited earlier this year in Arezzo Italy to develop a Commedia dell’Arte-based show, called Art For Sale. After earning...

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    Alumni On Tour: Images from Tut’zanni’s Fall Tour

    by  • October 10, 2012 • 0 Comments


    This fall the Accademia was proud to present a group of our MFA alums on tour. The Tut’zanni Theatre Company is made up of six working artists who met in 2006 while studying physical theatre at the Accademia dell’Arte and have reunited to devise their ideal form of theatre, Commedia dell’arte. Here are a...

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    Student Profile: Sophie Goldstein, MFA

    by  • October 10, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Sophie Goldstein is a member of the current class in the MFA in Physical Theatre Program at the Accademia. We had a chance to ask Sophie some questions about her experience prior to coming to ADA, her impressions of the program as she undertakes her 2nd year of study, and her goals and aspirations...

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    5 Students’ Views On Living Abroad

    by  • September 17, 2012 • 0 Comments

    —- Collette Campbell I think what surprised me the most was the language barrier with the locals in town. I took 2 semesters of Italian last summer and remembered a little, but I think actually being immersed in the culture and hearing people talk to each other a million miles a minute was intimidating...

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    Expectations and Goals Fall 2012

    by  • September 10, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Before our adventure in Italy began, I think everyone had some goals and expectations. We all had a list of places to travel, people to meet, wines to taste, and things to buy. I think perhaps the first lesson that we learned in Italy was that it wasn’t what we expected. As we stood...

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    Scuola Teatro Dimitri visits ADA

    by  • June 12, 2012 • 0 Comments


    Last Wednesday, Villa Godiola received fifteen visitors from the Scuola Teatro Dimitri, which is located in the town of Verscio, in the southern Italian-speaking region of Switzerland. The Scuola Teatro Dimitri is currently touring its undergraduate program’s group thesis production, an adaptation of Dostoevskij’s short story “Bobok.” The Summer Arts Program students met the...

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    Intern Corner

    by  • June 8, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Buon venerdì, ADA blog readers! My name is Geneviève, the summer intern for the Accademia dell’Arte, and blogmaster for the interim of the Summer Arts Program. I just finished the spring semester program at ADA in Physical Theatre, and I’ve been in Italy ever since, both traveling and at the Villa. I can’t believe...

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    Summer Arts Program: Week One

    by  • June 1, 2012 • 0 Comments

    School is back in session at the Accademia dell’Arte! The Summer Arts Program 2012 team arrived on Monday and have been thrown into the whirlwind of Italian culture and life at the Villa. Here’s what this past week has looked like. Monday: Arrival day. The students arrived throughout the day from various departure points....

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