Principio Attivo Teatro starts its activity in 2007 and gathers a group of actors and artists engaged since 20 years in theatre. The components of the group, coming from different background and experiences, received advanced professional training and work mainly in Lecce and the Salento area but also cooperate with well known companies at the national and international level.

Principio Attivo Teatro partecipates to important national Festivals and vents, bringing its shows in the most important Italian theatres. Since 2009 the collective works also internationally, presenting its productions abroad (Spain, Austria, Switzerland, France, Poland, Croatia, Turkey, Germany, United Kingdom, Chile, Brasil, Singapore, China, Japan).

In 2008 Principio Attivo Teatro obtaines important acknowledgements in the Italian theatre scene with “A Story of a Man and His Shadow“, finalist at 2008 Premio Scenario Infanzia (Childhood Scene Prize). In 2010 the same production obtaines the EOLO AWARDS as best show of the year for children and youth and the PADUA PRIZE within the XIX National Theatre Festival for children and youth. This production has now reached more than 300 reruns in Italy and abroad and continues to tour, positively welcomed by audience and critics.

In 2011 Principio Attivo Teatro obtaines a new, important recognition, just a few  months after the première of a new production, receives the special mention of the critics within the 6th edition of the Festebà Festival in Ferrara with “The Red Bike“. The same show obtains in 2013 the EOLO AWARDS as best dramaturgy of the year. 2012 sees one new productions: “Hanà and Momò”, a production for younger children (3+), presented at the festival Una città per gioco (A city for fun – Vimercate 2013).

In August 2013 Principio Attivo Teatro participates to the Edinbourgh Fringe Festival, one of the most important festivals of performing arts in the world, with “A Story of a Man and His Shadow” and “The Red Bike”. Since 2014 these productions reach also South America. “A Story of a Man and His Shadow” is selected for the Festival a Mil in Santiago de Chile and “The Red Bike” tours in Brasil; in 2016 the show “Hanà e Momò” performerd in Singapore, China and Japan.

MiBACT - Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo
Regione Puglia
TRAC - Teatri di Residenza Artistica Contemporanea
Principio Attivo Teatro | tel. 3277372824
Cultural Association Principio Attivo Teatro
via Ferrovia n. 31 |  73016 San Cesario di Lecce (Le)
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