OnStage!festival is the American Theater Festival Italy, created to celebrate independent, “Off Off” American Theater in Italy, creating an international network of artists to nurture international artistic exchanges
The Festival’s first edition was held in January 2019 in Rome, the second edition will be held in November 2020 in Rome, Milan and Naples. OnStage!festival hosts fully staged productions of American shows (in English with Italian supertitles), readings of plays by American playwrights (with full Italian translations), and the OnStage Award for US playwrights. The winning play receives a staged reading of its Italian translation, which will be provided by the Festival as part of the award. The Italian translation will be also printed to make it accessible. The Festival calendar includes special events, panels, lectures, and master classes.
The call is now open for SHOWS submission and for OnStage Award submission (see: submission call )
Following the long-running, successful footsteps of InScena! Italian Theater Festival in New York, and mirroring it across the ocean, OnStage!festival is organized by KIT Italia, Kairos Italy Theater, and The International Theatre, in partnership with several Italian and American institutions, and with the support of the Embassy of the United States of America to Italy.