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“It was only in the theatre that I lived”
Oscar Wilde

  • Congratulations! We can’t wait to see your performances!

    Discover Jurors and Prizes of Theatre discipline by clicking on your European Area: Blue, Yellow or Green, depending on which country you live in.

    REMEMBER! If you are selected, you can win:

    • a cash prize of € 300 
    • the chance to perform at the Semifinal Show of your Area
    • a ticket to the Final Show in Rome, Italy, during the prestigious MArteLive Biennial taking place in December 2021
    • the chance to take part in Art Residencies in Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuaniaand Poland in the summer of 2021
    • international networking, gigs, exhibitions and collaborations

Blue Area

Countries included in this area are: Albania, Austria, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom

Blue Semifinal Show takes place in Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Winners of the Semifinal shows will perform in the European Final in Rome (Italy).


Jurors

Diogo Bastos PinhoDiogo Bastos Pinho

Diogo Bastos Pinho, a multidisciplinary artist, started his professional career in 2007 in Teatro Experimental do Porto. After that, in 2010, he founded his company Teatro em Caixa, where he works today. He is an actor, musician, puppeteer, stage manager, and play writer. In his early career, he learned circus disciplines from Frasier Hooper (UK) and Ivan Prado (ES). In his art, he goes for the Dadaistic approach, and as a stage manager he knows how to put on a good show.

Selma AlispahicSelma Alispahic

Selma Alispahić is born in Tuzla (1970). She graduated Acting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo in 1990, as the best student of her generation. After graduation, she became a member of the National Theatre Sarajevo. From 1992 to 1997, she lived and worked in London, where she played at the Royal National Theatre, Theatre de Complicite, Young Vic Theatre, and Royal Festival Hall. As of 2003, she is awarded the status of the Principal Actress of the Sarajevo War Theatre SARTR. Besides the numerous awards for the best actress and best roles, in 2018 she received the Honorary award “Actress of Europe 2018” from The Artistic Committee of the International Theater Festival Actor of Europe.


Prizes

WINNER OF THE SEMIFINAL

MArteLive Europe Cash Prize
Cash Prize of € 300
Brought to you by MarteLive Europe

MArteLive Europe Travel Grant 
All travel costs to Rome covered to reach the MArteLive Europe Final Show and the MArteLive Biennial, both taking place on December 7-8-9, 2021.
Brought to you by MarteLive Europe

SEMIFINAL -  SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Semifinalists

MArteLive Art in Progress
1 Week Stay at Art Residencies in Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania and Poland in the Summer of 2021, for artists selected by the Jury.
Brought to you by:
* ProCult in Italy and Poland
* Tuzla Live in Bosnia and Herzegovina
* Kintai Arts in Lithuania


IMPATTO TEATRO Prize
1-week Art Residency in Cagliari (Italy), with the possibility to create a public show in collaboration with the theatre company Impatto Teatro (ITALY)

Veronica Rodriguez Prize
Collaboration to create a performance in the next online show of Veronica Rodriguez (PUERTO RICO - USA)

Caterina Genta Prize
1-hour online coaching with Caterina Genta about the body as a medium in performing arts (ITALY)

FINAL - SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Finalists - European and Italian contests

Scuderie MArteLive Prize
Up to 4 engagements in festivals in Italy such as Tolfarte Festival, Arte in strada a Mirabello, Rome Buskers in Town, Carpineto Buskers in Town, for up to 1200 € gross cachet to be agreed with the festival organizations (ITALY)

ATCL Lazio Prize
One gig in Italy in the events season 2022/2023 organized by the leading promoter ATCL Lazio (ITALY)

MArteFunding Prize
Possibility of free access to the crowdfunding platform www.martefunding.org to launch your own campaign, receiving a bonus promotion worth 500 €

Biennale MArteLive Prize
Participation in the 2023 MArteLive Biennial in Rome (ITALY)

Yellow Area

Countries included in this area are: Armenia, Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Sweden and Ukraine.
The Yellow Semi-Final show takes place in Vilnius (Lithuania).
Winners of the Semi-Final shows will perform in the European Final in Rome (Italy).

Jurors

Ådne SekkelstenÅdne Sekkelsten                       Oslo, Norway

Ådne Sekkelsten is the managing director of Scenekunstbruket and has had various leadership roles in the Norwegian cultural sector. Since 1998 he has been developing Scenekunstbruket, and through this been an active voice and fighter for the performing arts field In Norway. He founded the festival Showbox in 2005, and in 2014 edited the book Performing Arts and the Young. Sekkelsten is a trained actor in addition to having an education in theater studies and cultural management. He has worked as an actor, director and producer in theater and film. In 2015 Sekkelsten established Kloden Theatre in Oslo, a theatre house that will be an important art scene connecting artists and the young audience.

Kristina SavickienėKristina Savickienė                       Vilnius, Lithuania

Kristina Savickienė is a theatre manager and producer. Having worked in the performing arts field since 2006, she is Artistic Director of Vilnius International Theatre Festival SIRENOS, the largest and oldest theatre festival in Lithuania, and Head of Artistic Department at Lithuanian National Drama Theatre. She is also one of the founders of the Lithuanian Cultural Managers Association and was a member of the board 2015-17. Although her primary interest lies in arts management and production, she is also involved in artistic projects as a dramaturg, text author, educator and literary translator. Kristina Savickiene holds a master’s degree in Arts Management from Vilnius Fine Arts Academy.

Giedrė KabašinskienėGiedrė Kabašinskienė                       Vilnius, Lithuania

Giedrė Kabašinskienė is International project and programmes manager and leader currently working at the Office of International Relations at Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA). Her main activities are related with the development of the international strategy of the Theatre and Film Faculty, including promotion of young artists in dance, performing arts and films at different festivals and competitions. She has coordinated a number of international EU, Erasmus +, Nordplus and other programmes, including dance, theatre, multidisciplinary and research projects, organiser of Internantional Conferences. 1998-2002 Lithuanian Culture attaché in France. Since 2007 she constantly cooperates with several NGO - Theatre company „Utopia“, Dance company „Airos Dance theatre“, „Ramybes gallery“ in Palanga. Since 2005 she is invited by international organisation of Francophonie (OIF) in Paris to be Regional Expert for Eastern and Central Europe countries, as well Member of Jury commission for the world art festival Jeux de la Francophonie (Francophone Games) in Niger, Niamey (2005); Beyrouth, Liban (2009); Nice (France), (2013); Abidjan (Cote d‘Ivoir) (2017).

Giedrė PutramentaitėGiedrė Putramentaitė                       Vilnius, Lithuania

Giedrė Putramentaitė is a performing arts manager focused on theatre, circus and street arts. She is working in a performing arts venue called the „Arts printing house" in Vilnius, also curating theatre projects in art agency „Artscape" and freelancing as a coorinator in various performing arts projects. She is also focused on cultural politics and policies as she is an executive manager of Asociation of culture managers in Lithuania.


Prizes

SEMIFINAL - WINNER

Cash Prize
Cash Prize of € 300
Brought to you by MArteLive Europe

Travel Grant 
All travel costs to Rome covered to reach the MArteLive Europe Final Show and the MArteLive Biennial, both taking place on December 7-8-9, 2021.
Brought to you by MarteLive Europe

Atomic Garden Prize
Possibility to participate in a weekend-long creativity training workshop (July 2021)

SEMIFINAL -  SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Semifinalists

MArteLive Art in Progress
1 Week Stay at Art Residencies in Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania and Poland in the Summer of 2021, for artists selected by the Jury.
Brought to you by:
* ProCult in Italy and Poland
* Tuzla Live in Bosnia and Herzegovina
* Kintai Arts in Lithuania


IMPATTO TEATRO Prize
1-week Art Residency in Cagliari (Italy), with the possibility to create a public show in collaboration with the theatre company Impatto Teatro (ITALY)

Veronica Rodriguez Prize
Collaboration to create a performance in the next online show of Veronica Rodriguez (PUERTO RICO - USA)

Caterina Genta Prize
1-hour online coaching with Caterina Genta about the body as a medium in performing arts (ITALY)

FINAL - SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Finalists - European and Italian contests

Scuderie MArteLive Prize
Up to 4 engagements in festivals in Italy such as Tolfarte Festival, Arte in strada a Mirabello, Rome Buskers in Town, Carpineto Buskers in Town, for up to 1200 € gross cachet to be agreed with the festival organizations (ITALY)

ATCL Lazio Prize
One gig in Italy in the events season 2022/2023 organized by the leading promoter ATCL Lazio (ITALY)

MArteFunding Prize
Possibility of free access to the crowdfunding platform www.martefunding.org to launch your own campaign, receiving a bonus promotion worth 500 €

Biennale MArteLive Prize
Participation in the 2023 MArteLive Biennial in Rome (ITALY)

Green Area

Countries included in this area are: Andorra, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Tunisia.
The Green Semi-Final show takes place in Kracòw (Poland).
Winners of the Semi-Final shows will perform in the European Final in Rome (Italy).


Jurors

Michael Margotta Michael Margotta                       New York / Los Angeles, Usa - Rome, Italy

Originally from New York, Michael Margotta is an actor, teacher, director and acting coach. He holds seminars on different aspects of acting, writing and directing, in the Americas, Europe and around the world. Margotta has participated in many films with directors of the caliber of Jack Nicholson (Drive, He Said 1971) and played the roles of important characters such as Butch Cassidy in the television series Death Valley Days. Margotta was nominated for an Emmy for her appearance in Kojak in 1976 and in the same year, she starred in the Canadian thriller film Partners.

Gary BracketGary Brackett                       Boston / New York, USA - Trieste, Italy

Gary Brackett is a teacher, producer, and director from North Carolina, USA.
After his first theatrical endeavours in Boston, he moved to New York, where he started touring worldwide with The Living Theatre. He has worked all over Italy, Europe, and the Middle East, teaching and producing theatre.
He founded The Living Theatre Europe and Perform, a mind-body centre in Trieste.
He currently writes and produces original theatre pieces.

Daniel AzzopardiDaniel Azzopardi                       La Valletta, Malta

Daniel Azzopardi is the Artistic Director of Spazju Kreattiv, Malta’s National Centre for Creativity. Previously, he occupied the role of programme senior manager within Fondazzjoni Kreattività, overseeing the development and production of its programmes, including festival events such as the Valletta International Visual Arts (VIVA) and youth fest MalTeen.  Between 2016-2019 he served as Festival Director of ŻiguŻajg International Arts Festival for Children and Young People, awarded at the Arts Council Malta - Arts Awards in 2018 for the  best artistic programme.  Daniel Azzopardi is also an award-winning actor having received extensive performance training in Malta and abroad. He acquired distinguished accreditations from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), amongst others. His acting credits include a number of national and international theatre projects, and TV productions.  He is also a visiting lecturer at the Malta College of Arts Science and Technology (MCAST) and the University of Malta.

Laura De Casas CalvoLaura De Casas Calvo                       Japan / Argentina / Madrid, Spain  

Laura De Casas Calvo is an actress and teacher born in Japan, raised in Argentina and now based in Spain. 
She graduated in psychology (University of Madrid) with complete training in Psychodrama, and then mastered her skills with a  Master's Degree in Performing Arts from the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid, and  Postgraduate Degree in Poetics of the Senses from the University of Girona.
Laura De Casas Calvo is a sensory theater expert and an established member of the international theater company Teatro en el Aire in Madrid (since 2004). 

Veronica RodriguezVeronica Rodriguez                       Puerto Rico, USA

Veronica Gotay Rodriguez is a director and performer from Puerto Rico. 
Founder of the improvisation theater company, Quilosa, in Madrid, she started doing improvisation with the National Improvisation League of Puerto Rico, touring around Spain and Italy. 
After living in Europe for over 10 years, she moved to United States, but she keeps on collaborating with European theatres and personalities, such as Teatro de los Sentidos, Karim Galici and Stofer&Stofer.
Veronica Gotay Rodriguez has an MFA in Experience Design from CU Boulder and she currently  produces and directs her own shows in the USA and internationally.

“KarimKarim Galici                       Rome - Sardinia, Italy

MArteLive Europe - Theatre Curator

Karim Galici is an italian director, playwright and performer. 
He has a Bachelor in Disciplines of Arts, Music and Performing Arts with highest honours from the University of Rome (2004). He began his career at the Teatro Agorà in Rome (1999). In 2002 he started a collaboration with The Living Theatre and he founded the company Impatto Teatro. From 2008 to 2013 he worked with the Teatro Stabile della Sardegna and after, he started to collaborate with the Teatro de los Sentidos of Barcellona and other companies in Europe and the USA. 
He is currently the producer of Impatto Teatro (Italy).


Prizes

SEMIFINAL - WINNER

Cash Prize
Cash Prize of € 300
Brought to you by MArteLive Europe

Travel Grant 
All travel costs to Rome covered to reach the MArteLive Europe Final Show and the MArteLive Biennial, both taking place on December 7-8-9, 2021.
Brought to you by MarteLive Europe

SEMIFINAL -  SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Semifinalists

MArteLive Art in Progress
1 Week Stay at Art Residencies in Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania and Poland in the Summer of 2021, for artists selected by the Jury.
Brought to you by:
* ProCult in Italy and Poland
* Tuzla Live in Bosnia and Herzegovina
* Kintai Arts in Lithuania


Spazju Kreattiv Prize
3 Weeks Stay at Spazju Kreattiv Art Residency in La Valletta - Malta, to work and engage with local communities.
The experience takes place in 2022/2023 and includes a per-diem allowance of € 25.

Impatto Teatro Prize
1 Week Stay at Impatto Teatro Art Residency in Cagliari - Sardinia, Italy. 
The experience takes place in 2022/2023 and includes the possibility to create a public show in collaboration with the theatre company Impatto Teatro.

Online Show
Collaboration to create a performance in the next online show of our juror Veronica Rodriguez (Puerto Rico - USA)

Coaching
1 Hour online coaching with Caterina Genta (Italy) about the body as a medium in performing arts.

FINAL - SPECIAL PRIZES

Artists selected by the Jury among the Finalists - European and Italian contests

Scuderie MArteLive Prize
Up to 4 engagements in festivals in Italy such as Tolfarte Festival, Arte in strada a Mirabello, Rome Buskers in Town, Carpineto Buskers in Town, for up to 1200 € gross cachet to be agreed with the festival organizations (ITALY)

ATCL Lazio Prize
One gig in Italy in the events season 2022/2023 organized by the leading promoter ATCL Lazio (ITALY)

MArteFunding Prize
Possibility of free access to the crowdfunding platform www.martefunding.org to launch your own campaign, receiving a bonus promotion worth 500 €

Biennale MArteLive Prize
Participation in the 2023 MArteLive Biennial in Rome (ITALY)

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