Partner: Fondazione Pavesi –  Sector: Social inclusion  –  Country: Italy –  Place: Naples –  Year: 2016-2018 –  Project Status: Concluded –  Type: AMI


Theatrical workshop for adolescents living in the Sanità district of Naples to promote the principles of legality and solidarity among young people.



Spreading the principles of right to life, legality and civil coexistence, solidarity and legality to the youth of the Sanità district in Naples.


45 adolescents and young people between the ages of 16 and 25 that live in the Sanità district of Naples in situations of extreme social marginality and risk.


The Sanità district of Naples has the highest rate of crime, organized crime and social marginalization. Young people who live here are barely able to imagine a future outside these confines. The Nuovo Teatro Sanità is the only cultural centre in this area. The Pavesi Foundation, supported by the Con il Sud Foundation, the Charlemagne Foundation and AMI offers free expressive and cultural training workshops as well as lessons in artisanal skills to the youth of this area, small children and their parents.

AMI supports a theatrical workshop in this context conducted by the directors of the Nuovo Teatro Sanità aimed at adolescents and youth, also to train them in the theatre arts.

The workshop offers free weekly classes in recitation. Through collective theatrical work the aim is to give space to the talents of young people, promote them through professional artistic direction and develop both individual and community sensitivity, dedicating specific attention to the ability to work in a group.

The theatre accompanies the growth of the youth living in his area in the context of cultural, civil and social dedication. It helps them discover theatrical narration, which helps them to reflect on their existence as well as “putting them in touch with socially conscious productions and authors to favour greater awareness of the role of every single individual in standing against crime, particularly in the difficult social environment of the Sanità district.”