Ninth edition

Spoleto – June 23 – 25, 2022




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 April 22, 2022

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 person 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 23 – 25, 2022 (in June 22; out June 26) – DATES ARE SUBJECT TO SLIGHT MODIFICATIONS

RULES (in person)

Groups are to present shows created and developed 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: free theme

Presence – if possible, with the anti-Covid legislation in force – is mandatory for the whole period, 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 production must be mounted 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 30 minutes;

 load-in 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 June 7 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 May 16.

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 composed 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:

accommodations for the performing groups, from   June 22 (check in) to June 25 (June 26 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 – Luca Ronconi (attached).

The Accademia will provide accommodations for five students taking part in the project. Any other participant’s expenses must be covered by the participating school.