The School




The Scuola Internazionale di Teatro Italiano “Giovanni Grasso” is a school of performance, lyrical singing and Italian language offering workshops for professional development in the field of Italian theater, Opera and the performing arts.

The School is dedicated to:

  • students of singing, acting and professional singers, actors and performers
  • Italian language and culture students




Why “Giovanni Grasso”?

Why “Giovanni Grasso”?

The school is named after Giovanni Grasso, an Italian internationally known actor of the 20th century. His acting style influenced some of the most important theatrical researchers, like Lee Strasberg, who created the famous Actor’s Studio “method”, and Vsevolod Emilevich Meyerhold, who developed Biomechanics.

The school aims to analyze those acting techniques that have made this Italian style an important inspiration for modern and contemporary drama.



Why a School of Italian Theatre in Montreal?

The School in Italian language and performance has been founded thanks to the collaboration between the Italian Institute of Culture, McGill University and The Theater Company Teatro del Disìo, that held a series of acting workshops dedicated to the study of masks and Commedia dell’Arte in 2016 in Montreal.

The aim of the School is foster artistic and linguistic learning while studying theatrical techniques, Italian texts and Italian authors in a culturally and linguistically vibrant city such as Montreal.

One of our workshops:

MASK ACTING WORKSHOP, led by Valerio Vittorio Garaffa and Chiara Cimmino

From May 27 to June 20, 2019 the International School for Italian Theatre “Giovanni Grasso” will hold a Summer Workshop in Acting, lyrical singing and Italian language

For further info and the Course Description: