NEWS: we are organising study holidays for teenagers this summer. Meeting on 2nd December at via Tre Febbraio 7 at 18.30 - or by appointment.
MTW is a non-profit cultural association founded in 2000 with the aim of enhancing the knowledge of the English language and culture through one of the most ancient art forms: theatre.
We organise theatre courses for all ages for anybody who has a reasonable command of English. Six groups were formed in 2015/6, each with 12 to 15 members, ranging from kids (8-12 years old), teens (13-18), young adults (18-25) and adults (21 and up). Various nationalities are involved, mainly Italians but also other nationalties and several native speakers.
MTW works with schools too, with six groups in Scuola Media and Liceo.
ENGLISH THEATRE COURSES
MTW Theatre is not an English course, neither is it a professional acting school, and it never pretends to be. Its simply a wonderful chance to practice English having fun. The sessions are conducted entirely in English by expert native speakers. Each group meets once a week for about 90 minutes. We begin the course with many and varied exercises and games to enhance language abilities, communication skills and acting.
We move on to elements of dialogue, scripting, character interpretation, stage movement and choreography, without taking ourselves too seriously.
Our final shows everything from Shakespeare to musicals and modern realism in theatres in May have always met with rousing applause from the audience.
MTW is a lot more than this. We regularly choose and support a project in a developing country.
Last year we decided on a school in a remote area of Rwanda. Our teacher, Jane, spent a month setting up a theatre group with kids and adults who had never even seen a performance. Thanks to donations from audience and members, we have been able to send two substantial contributions to enable the continuation of the group and also to provide scholarships to several needy students.
14th Festival of Theatre in English
"Despite the fact you define yourselves as an amateur group, the results are truly professional and one can see significant progress year after year".
"As a native speaker, it is astounding for me to see such polished performances in a foreign language, far better than those I have seen done by native speakers. Congratulations!"
"Jane obviously enjoys the deep affection and respect of her students and loves to see the enthusiasm and social interaction which they generate amongst themselves."
These words come from members of our enthusiastic audiences. This year the festival has been almost sold out in many shows and considering that, unlike in previous years, we chose a theatre with 250 seats (almost double the usual),
we can be more than satisfied.
We look forward to seeing you at the repeats that will be held in the months of October and November 2016.
Go to "shows" section to learn about dates and times.
Below are the posters of our major shows with a brief summary of the plot.
The shows of this fall will be entirely dedicated to the victims of the earthquake in central Italy. All donations will be used to help the earthquake victims.
Original comedy by Adrian James.
It is said "poisonous relatives" and Lord Pugh family is no exception; at his death his relatives are fighting
to grab the lion's share of the substantial assets.
But things are not always as they seem ...
Year 2084: the music, poetry and even the real names are banned.
The world is governed by the multinational "GlobalEyes". But a group of rebels fight the tyrannical and ambiguous Killer Queen to win back the true poetry of life. Dynamic and fun, topped off by music from "The
Queen", is also a satirical criticism of modern life.
A remake of the "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" which is inspired by the famous 1939 movie and is enriched with twists, humorous inserts,
music and fun dance songs; readable tale at different levels full of charm and music fantasy suitable for all ages.
TEN REASONS TO DO THEATRE
Theatre crosses barriers of place and time. It helps us understand what it means to be human.
Theatre teaches us how to express ourselves more effectively. It develops our ability to communicate our thoughts and feelings to others.
Theatre teaches us about ourselves, how our minds and the minds of others work and how the environments in which we live affect who we are and who we will become.
Theatre is a great way to improve English language skills in context.
Theatre reminds us that, even in this digital age, there is a human body at the centre of everything it is a physical activity and enhances non-verbal communication, movement and coodination.
Theatre helps us understand people from other cultures, or with different lifestyles, personalities, beliefs and opinions.
Group dynamics: Theatre is a powerful bonding force. It teaches cooperation and responsibility.
Theatre is a laboratory in which we can study the problems that confront society and attempt to solve those problems.
Theatre teaches us about people, places, and ideas. Learning in a theatrical setting is fun.
Theatre helps us to develop our creativity.
"Theatre is nothing but man's desperate effort to give meaning to life."