The call is open to single artists or emerging and independent professional companies that work with professional purposes in the field of contemporary theatre, dance and performing arts.

Where: Rovigo, Italy

When: 9 / 18 June 2023

Deadline for applications: 10th December 2022

This call for entries is opened to national and international groups or artists that practice experimental theatre. By experimental theatre we mean a work that truly experiments with the dramaturgy (interpreted as scenic composition), the actor, the spectator and the scenic space.

The call is opened to Italian and international individuals or groups of professional theatre and performing arts, structured in any legal form that allows them to fulfill the administrative and bureaucratic practices necessary to realize their performance.
Only artistic projects that realize experimentation with scenic languages, according to the points mentioned above, are eligible for selection. Amateur works, drama theater and performances of entertainment won’t be selected.
The Festival commission selects both original works that have not been yet performed, as well as works that have already debut, but which have not had an adequate circulation and/or visibility. The submitted works must be no longer than 60 minutes.

The selected performances are going to be included in the XIX Edition of Festival Opera Prima and are going to be performed from the 15th to the 18th of june 2023.
All expenses and practices concerning the organization, communication, staff, promotion of the event will be in charge of the organization of the Festival.
At each selected company will be paid, after the presentation of an invoice, a fee that has to be agreed and will be guaranteed the possibility of lodging at an affiliated guesthouse (just for the people working in the performance).

How to apply:

Submissions must include:

Artistic curriculum of the company or the artist;
Artistic schedule of the performance;
Technical rider of the performance;
link to the full video of the performance (if the proposal consists of a debut, link to previous works).

Each group or individual can submit only one proposal.

The application has to be sent fulfilling the form online at by 12.00 am on December 10th. If someone hasn’t got a google account it is possible to send the material by mail to .

We do not accept other ways of sending materials.
By submitting their candidacy, participants authorize the use of sent images for the communication and publications related to the initiative.

Participants authorize, pursuant to Law 196/2003 and GDPR – European Regulation no. 2016/679, the processing of personal data and the use of the sent informations for all the purposes related to the announcement.

Contact details:
Festival Opera Prima

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