Young People on stage| credit:ANSA
Young People on stage| credit:ANSA

Free theater courses, aimed at promoting social change, will be starting from mid-October in Italy's capital, Rome. The courses will be open to young Italians and migrants staying at hosting centers.

A theater lab will kick off mid-October as part of a range of activities being promoted by Rome's immigration department. The course is being organized by the cultural association, ArteStudio, which promotes cultural projects with migrants to raise public awareness on issues around immigration and integration. Also collaborating on the course is actor and director, Riccardo Vannuccini, as part of the "ANATTA" project.

Featuring Italians and migrants together on stage, the course is open to people aged 14 - 35. The laboratory is organized by Artestudio in collaboration with actor and director, Riccardo Vannuccini. The initiative is co-funded by the central cabinet and regional Lazio government and conducted by social cooperative Europe Consulting in partnership with Programma Integra.

It is organized to include youths from difficult social backgrounds, such as young people living at migrant hosting centers, youths who have been in jail and communities for the disabled.

Access to the laboratory is free and the meetings have been scheduled on October 19, 20, 23, 30 and 31 from 2.p.m. until 6 p.m. at the immigration office in Rome. A maximum of 30 participants will be allowed to take the course and priority will be given to youths who are part of Italy's protection system for refugees and asylum seekers (SPRAR).

Participants are not required to speak fluent Italian or have any previous theater experience. Applications can be filed until October 17 and are available online at the link: Link to applications 

Alternatively, applications can be sent to the following email address:

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