“I want to recover a theatrical sense that has been lost. I want it to be primarily educational and a spiritual path, not just entertainment. It can be entertaining, but the aim is for audience and players to go home with the soul richer and nourished. I want a theatre that can raise consciousness, and I want to create this by producing higher quality actors and higher quality product. We need actors who are able to reach beyond their own ego, to be in some ways like monks, preparing to sacrifice everything when preparing a play. There is a higher purpose – awakening consciousness; no actors will do that just for entertainment. Seeing a play performed in a certain way, with authenticity, could really enrich and stimulate people to go home and . . . paint a better picture, cook a better dinner . . . ultimately fill up life with more love.”
Company Manager/ Producer
Specialised in producing critic awarded new writings and small to medium scale national and international festivals, Ida trained in UK (Goldsmiths University, London) and Italy (La Sapienza University of Rome). She has worked and collaborated with a number of art centres and venues in UK (Hoxton Hall, The Albany Deptford, Hackney Empire, Southbank Centre, Camden People’s Theatre, Assembly Roxy etc.), Portugal (TAGV, Coimbra) and Italy (Centrale Preneste, Teatro Verde) in many guises. She is particularly interested in producing accessible work with a social impact, and ia an associate producer for The Other (2016 Edinburgh Fringe Amnesty International Award runner up and Three Weeks Critic Award Winner) by Footprint Project, Moving Dreamers Theatre Company (Peterborough, UK) and Stream Lyric Theatre (Cambridge, UK)
TRAINEES AND ASSISTANTS
Marta has recently completed an MA Film & Literature at the University of York, and also holds a BA English and Drama at the same institution. In her second year at York, she co-founded and ran The Antigone Collective, a theatre company which unites research into human rights issues, politics and theatre. In the summer of 2016, she was assistant dramaturg on York Theatre Royal’s summer show ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’. She has worked on several theatrical projects as dramaturg, stage manager and director.
Light Designer & Technical Manager
Manuel has been working at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano since he was 19 years old. He started as an electrician and lighting board operator for the productions of Giorgio Strehler and Luca Ronconi. In 2006 he started his career as a lighting designer, and has since worked all over Europe. He has been working with Charioteer Theatre since the company’s inception.