Nicola Bonazzi

Nicola Bonazzi

Director and playwright
Teacher theater workshops teenagers and beginners
Artistic Director Company Teatro dell'Argine
President
 
Nicola Bonazzi is a dramaturg, a director, and co-art director (with Andrea Paolucci e Micaela Casalboni) of Company Teatro dell’Argine, based at ITC Teatro, the Municipal theatre of San Lazzaro di Savena (Bologna, Italy).
Over the years, he has written many scripts for the Company, obtaining the attention of the audience in Italy and Europe, and of the Italian critics. In particular, the two texts about Italian emigration Italiani Cìncali (2003, finalist at Ubu Award as Best Italian New Creation) and La Turnata (2005) have contributed to the popularity of the Company and of their interpreter, Mario Perrotta, on a national level.
Since 2012, Bonazzi guides the theatre workshop with “Gli Amici di Luca”, a group involving people with disabilities, which has been founded in the Hospital Bellaria / “Casa dei Risvegli Luca De Nigris” in Bologna.
In 2014, he coordinates the dramaturgy of the show Le Parole e la Città, winner of Garrone Award; while in 2017, he writes the script and collaborates to the direction of Futuri Maestri (winner of the Italian Critics Award in 2017 and of Eolo Awards in 2018; and finalist at Rete Critica and Ubu Awards in 2017). Both shows were examples of participated theatre, involving professionals and non-professionals of many different ages and background in long projects of co-creation, intercultural and intergenerational dialogue and active citizenship.
Among his other plays, Liberata (2006) and Eden (2009). His last creation for theatre is Casa del Popolo.
Over the years, he curated the company’s theatre activities involving people with a migration and refugee background, guiding, together with other artists, several workshops and performances (among others, Grande Circo Inferno [2008]; Di che paese è Madre Coraggio [2009]; Il paese dei Pinocchi [2017]).
Since more than twenty years, he is a workshop leader with teenagers in Secondary Schools.

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