Partner: Puntozero –  Sector: Social inclusion  –  Country: Italy –  Place: Milan –  Year: 2017-2019 –  Project Status: Ongoing –  Type: AMI

THE PROJECT IN SUMMARY

Theatrical workshop inside the juvenile prison for the production and staging of the shows of the integrated company Puntozero.

THE PROJECT IN DETAIL

Objectives

To develop relational and communication competencies, self awareness and trust in others in order to help people with a high risk of marginalization and exclusion to fully develop their potential and become active members of their communities.

Beneficiairies

20/30 young prisoners and ex-prisoners, minors detained in alternative structures, young citizens from the Puntozero schools and company between the ages of 16 and 25.

Activities

The “So(g)no un Teatro” project is carried out in the “C Beccaria” Juvenile penitentiary and involves the prisoners as well as youth from the outskirts of Milan at a high risk of marginalization and deviance.

From 1998, the Puntozero Association has been undertaking professional theatrical workshops inside the penitentiary aimed at the social reinsertion of difficult cases (both as actors and technicians) through a professional, experimental and highly innovative approach. In 2015, Puntozero completed the remodeling and operationalizing of the penitentiary theatre (seating 200), transforming it into a place for active involvement on the part of citizens and cultural pluralism.

In 2017 and 2018, the “So(g)no un Teatro” project foresaw the staging of new editions of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Sofocle’s “Antigone”. In 2019, Puntozero aims to transform itself into a permanent theater company that can socially and professionally integrate young ex-prisoners with the creation of an artistic production capable of inspiring a wider audience

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