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A special industry symposium on Poly-Vocal Technique in Playwriting & Theatre Making, featuring contributions from Finn Kennedy/Emma Jordan (Writer & Director of Removed), and Iva Moberg (Creator/Performer of We Come From Far, Far Away).
Key Speakers:Gian Maria Cervo (Naples 1970) Recent work as a playwright includes: “The Colour of the Sun” after Andrea Camilleri ( 2016 Piccolo Teatro Milan, QdA Festival Viterbo) , “Il rione” after Annibale Ruccello (2015 Piccolo Teatro Milan),“Call Me God” written in collaboration with Marius von Mayenburg, Albert Ostermaier and Rafael Spregelburd (2012 Teatro Argentina-Teatro di Roma/Rome National Theatre, Residenz Theater Munich, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Heidelberger Stückemarkt, Museumsquartier Vienna, ARD Alpha television, Meyerhold Center Moscow), “Vita di Maria Vergine” after Pietro Aretino starring Giancarlo Giannini and Franco Zeffirelli (2014 Popes Palace Viterbo), “Nose to Sky” after Pirandello (2011- 2013 Tobolsk Drama Theatre, Shanghai Theatre Academy), “The Cruellest Man” ( 2006-2007 Piccolo Teatro Milan, Teatro Eliseo Rome, Burgtheater Vienna, 2017 Royal Theatre Zetski Dom Montenegro, turned into a graphic novel by cartoonist Enrico D’Elia). Taught screenwriting and playwriting at the CSC, the Italian National Film School.
Gianluca Lumiento (Livorno 1983) is an Italian actor, playwright, acting coach, theatre director and filmmaker residing in Norway where he has worked for nearly 10 years for the most prestigious State theaters (including Det Norske Teatret- Oslo where he directed the World Premiere of Jon Fosse's Det er Ales, Kilden Teater, Trøndelag teater and Dramatikkenshus). His credits also include the feature film "Novemberoslo". He acted as Head of Acting of the Theater Department at KHIO, Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo (National Academy for the Arts of Oslo) for 10 years and was a member of the jury of the Ibsen Prize. He created and curated two Acting Festivals, Metodi festival in Italy and Oslo International Acting Festival in Oslo. He is Associate Professor in Acting.
Brian Friel Theatre, Queen's University Belfast is wheelchair accessible and guide dogs welcome.