The School



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

The School is dedicated to:

  • students of acting, dancing and singing and professional actors, singers, performers
  • Italian language and culture students and enthusiasts with no stage experience





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.

From June 5 to 22, 2017 the International School for Italian Theatre “Giovanni Grasso” will hold an Advanced Workshop in Italian Acting and Interpretation

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