Partner: Teatro Magro –  Sector: Social inclusion  –  Country: Italy –  Place: Mantova –  Year: 2019 –  Project Status: Ongoing –  Type: AMI


A theatrical workshop for asylum seekers with the participation of young Italian performers, members of the Teatro Magro of Mantova.



Increase the communications skills of asylum seekers to facilitate their integration into the social and cultural fabric; promote activities of shared interest among the young generations of new Italian citizens and foreigners.


Approximately 12 young asylum seekers (18-28 years old) of the SPRAR Enea project of Mantova; about 8 young Italian performers (16-22 years old) who are part of the Teatro Magro; interested local citizens.


The Teatro Magro social cooperative has been involved in artistic-social projects for years, undertaken in their HOME theatrical workshop, focusing on communications skills (voice, body, social relations) for asylum seekers with the participation of some young Italian performers who are semi-professional theatrical/performance art and citizenship students at the Teatro Magro.

Expressive activities help stimulate the expressive potential of the participants, teach

civil discourse and rapport, foster empathy, improve perception of one’s body, space and time, increase concentration, reinforce self-esteem and self-control and enhance each participant’s originality and personality.

Along with the weekly workshops, the project provides an intensive workshop with the participation of an external artist (July 2019) and attending two, contemporary, carefully chosen theatrical performances that can get the beneficiaries used to critical vision and being together with others in a shared social situation.

The project is realized in direct partnership with the City of Mantova and the SPRAR Enea through a biennial convention (November 2017 – December 2019).