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“The Prosperina Variations: The Wrath of Mother Nature”

1st – 26th June 2013: Stromboli, Sicily

A three-week Voice & Text workshop

with Kristin Linklater, Alessandro Fabrizi and Susan Main.

dal 1 al 26 giugno: VARIAZIONI DA PROSERPINA

– seminario internazionale di voce, testo e performance


The workshop will be dedicated to the tales of Erysichton, Ceres and Proserpina in their appearance in Ovid’s Metamorphoses and their re-appearance in the work of Giovan Battista Marino (La Sampogna), William Shakespeare (The Winter’s Tale), Goethe, Swinburne, Tennyson and Ghiannis Ritzos. Participants will be offered daily classes of Linklater voice work and text exploration. The mission is to create and cultivate the time and space for deep exploration and creative expression while fully embracing this singular opportunity to work with a diverse group of actors and teachers hailing from all over the world, boasting a variety of backgrounds and speaking numerous languages (classes will be held primarily in English, with Italian translation when necessary). The workshop will produce site-specific performances as well as a final performance in the outdoor Amphitheater of Stromboli.

The workshop is designed for professional actors and students of acting who have some experience with the Linklater technique. To apply, please submit a resume/bio and letter of intent to Tommaso Capodanno:

2013 Schedule/Details:

  • Classes from June 1st to June 26th (final presentation/performances evenings of June 24-26)
  • Daily: 3-hour morning voice/text sessions and 3 to 4-hour afternoon sessions
  • Occasional evening sessions
  • Total of 120 hours of class time
  • Maximum 18 participants


  • Dinners will be catered for every night (except on days off) on the terrace of the Pensione La Nassa
  • Local grocery stores, coffee shops and restaurants will provide special discounts for participants
  • Participants will have use of the kitchen at Pensione La Nassa for breakfast and lunch

Travel to Stromboli:

  • From Naples: overnight ferry (Tuesdays and Fridays at 8pm)
  • From Milazzo: ferry/hydrofoil (every day approximately every hour from 6am-2pm)
  • Other options: flight to Catania, bus to Milazzo, then ferry from Milazzo; or train/flight to Reggio Calabria and ferry from Reggio Calabria


  • 3.000 euros, including accomodation in double room and catered dinners (except days off); does NOT include travels, lunch and dinners in the day off.
  • Single rooms available for an additional 20 euros fee per night

see a brief Stromboli Project movie here ->

and a Kristin Linklater profile teaser ->

stromboli 02

this post is brought to you by courtesy of  VPI VoiceProfessionalsItaly



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