port sant'elpidio

city ​​of children

17, 18, 19 July 2023

The "Porto Sant'Elpidio - City of Children" Award within the Festival "I Teatri del Mondo", in its seventh year of life, was born from the collaboration between directors of exhibitions and festivals, in order to offer theater companies for children and youth an opportunity to show the own work to a qualified public and to a jury made up of industry experts.

8 companies will be selected who will perform with the show proposed on 17, 18 and 19 July 2023 in Porto Sant'Elpidio.

The winning company among those selected will be entitled to participate with the award-winning show at least 2 reviews (winter or summer) among those organized by the companies in the jury by 2024, with a cachet to be agreed (which in any case cannot be higher than € 1.200,00 per rerun).

Shows also automatically participate in the “Gianni Battilà” Award assigned by Children's Jury made up of 150 girls and boys aged 6 to 14, which entitles the winning company to return to the Festival next year with a new production.

  • Applications to participate must be sent no later than 9 January 2023.
  • In the selection, shows that can be held outdoors in the afternoon will be preferred.
  • The companies must be in possession of regular Enpals viability, or declaration of exemption.
  • Participating companies must not have been financed by the FUS (single fund for entertainment) in the three-year period 2022/2024.
  • Food and lodging for the day of the show will be guaranteed to the actors and technicians of the company who will represent the show. (2 meals, 1 night)
  • A mileage reimbursement of the trip of €0,40/km will be guaranteed, calculated from the company's place of departure. The refund will be made upon presentation of a regular invoice + 10% VAT.
  • The costs of advertising, organization and siae charges are borne by the Festival.
  • The companies undertake not to represent the selected show in the months of June and July in the Marche region with prior authorization from the Festival.
  • The organization does not have the obligation to provide the companies excluded from the selection with the reasons for the choice.
  • The selected companies will be entitled to a pass to attend all the scheduled shows and special agreements with hotels and restaurants for the extra days in which they want to entertain.

Valentina Brega – ATGTP/Pirate Theatre

Oberdan Cesanelli – Lagru Guys

Alfonso Cipolla – Institute for Puppet Heritage and Popular Theater, President of Unima Italia (Turin)

Scarlett Marchi –

Ada Mirabassi – Tieffeu Umbrian Figure Theatre

Veronica Olmi – Green Theater

Fabio Scaramucci – Orthotheater 

Carlotta Tringali – Amat 


2017 Amphitheater Company  – A FINGER AGAINST BULLIES


2019 Amphitheater Company – BLUE LANGUAGE, WITCHES

2020 Santibriganti Theatre  – BROTHERS ON THE RUN

2021 Theater Game Life  – THE SMARTEST special edition open to all companies

2022 Einstein cutlery – NONNETTI


Fill in the participation form at the following link:

The Jury, having read all the materials received, will communicate the outcome of the selection by January 31st.



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