The Nuovo Teatro Sanità was created to involve youths in theatrical culture and art with the objective of building with them social and work alternatives to the dynamics of violence and marginalization of the quarter.
Since 2021, the project has provided free training aimed primarily for the youth living in the Rione Sanità but also those living in other areas of Naples, composed of 2 weekly workshop modules (acting and drama) (3 hours per meeting), and 3 intensive workshops. The artistic courses aim to foster the training of youths in the theatrical trade and their insertion into jobs in this sector, thus obtaining positive results over their social marginalization and upgrading the quarter while putting the youths at the centre of attention.
The acting workshop is divided into two sections: Le creature di Ibsen (the creatures of Ibsen) and Cavalli di Battaglia (masterpieces). The aim of the first module is to introduce the thoughts and work of Henrik Ibsen, the Norwegian playwright who began a new, introspective theatre which was the beginning of contemporary theatre. The second module entrusts to each student a brief, personal sketch and monologue, which they will keep for eventual auditions or work possibilities.
In the drama workshop, work will aim at supporting the young students in writing a complete play. They will work on entirely personal stories with the support of artists they will meet during the year.
The third intensive workshop will entail delving deeper into the work done previously for one week each held by three guest artists (Saverio La Ruina, on building characters, Francesco Niccolini, on the construction of a choral drama and Paolo Cresta, on staging texts).
In 2019/2020, AMI supported the Bi project for the realization workshops aimed at four young actors who had been part of the Nuovo Teatro Sanità for years, trained via the Bottega TeatrAle workshops aimed at staging a performance and a podcast based on a story by Bernardo Atxaga, an international figure for the Basque language and culture, on the theme of adolescent contrasts.