Eighth edition

Spoleto – June 26 30, 2021






To be completed and signed by a qualified representative of the School and returned to:

Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica ‘Silvio d’Amico’

Via Vincenzo Bellini, 16 – 00198 Roma.




Deadline March 20, 2021April 7 2021

Taking into consideration the travel restrictions and other measures currently in force and foreseeable in the coming months in nearly all European Union and non-European countries to contain the spread of Covid-19, this year’s edition of EYT may adopt one of three various modes, depending on conditions in the period indicated: in presence at the Teatrino delle Sei in Spoleto; in blended (hybrid) mode, submitting projects in digital formats with the characteristics indicated below; all online, in the event that it is not possible to proceed with either of the previous two options.

WHERE                        Spoleto ‘Teatrino delle 6/ Luca Ronconi’

WHEN                             from June 26 – 30 2020 (in June 25; out July 1) – DATES ARE SUBJECT TO SLIGHT MODIFICATIONS


RULES (in person)


Groups are to present shows created and realized in a totally independent, unsupervised manner by current students of the school (actors and directors). Exceptionally, projects created by young professionals who have graduated in the last three academic years may be accepted into the competition;

Festival Theme: Create a performative elaboration upon any tercet from one of the three cantiche of Dante’s Divine Comedy.



Presence for the whole period is mandatory, as the young theatre festival aims at the creation of an international campus where young artists share and compare their skills;


each drama school may propose one project only;


each group must not exceed 5 participants in Spoleto;


the project must be realized according to the fixed and unchangeable lighting system and to the technical plan of the performace space (plans here attached);


the performance must last no longer than 40 minutes;


setting and rehearsing: three hours for each group at “Teatrino delle 6”;


 synopses of the performance are to be detailed in the show description;


each participant (including any teachers or technicians)must also attach a profile photo, jpeg format, max 300 kb;


subtitles or captions in English and/ or in Italian are recommended and should be sent to the Accademia by May 15th for necessary technical arrangements;


after the performance each group is invited to hold a short meeting on the show;


projects will be selected by a committee including representatives of the Accademia and the Festival di Spoleto by March 31st.


RULES (online)

Projects with the aforementioned characteristics regarding the number of performers and artistic collaborators, the duration, and the representative modalities should be presented in the following format:

Video Format: FULLHD 1080p, .MOV or .MP4 container, H264 or H265 encoding, suggested FPS 25. Audio format, embedded in video, stereo, 48KHz WAV 16bit


The project should be submitted with subtitles in English and, if possible, in Italian.




A jury consisted of the director of the Spoleto Festival or a delegate (one vote), a theater or theater education personality (one vote), and the audience (one vote)  will award the winning group with a monetary prize.


First prize:1.200 euro (the first prize may be awarded ex aequo)

Second prize: 500 euro.




The Accademia “Silvio d’Amico” will provide for:


accomodations for the performing groups, from   June 25th (check in) to June 30 (July 1st check out)  – DATES ARE SUBJECT TO SLIGHT MODIFICATION –


The participating institution will cover the expenses for:

travel to and from Spoleto, local transport, meals, expenses for props and all that is not included in the technical plans of Teatrino delle 6 (attached).


The Accademia will provide accomodation for one student representative of the project. Any other participant’s expenses must be covered by the participating school.