Main venue of the festival
With the setting up of 8 stages, this year will be the Real Bosco di Capodimonte, which will host for a month a real theatrical citadel between the Courtyard of the Reggia (the royal palace), the Casino della Regina, the Landscape Garden of Porta Miano, the Porcelain Manufactory, the Pastoral Landscape Garden, the Praterie della Capraia, the Giardino dei Principi (the garden of the princes) and the space of the Cisternone (the large cistern).
These choices were dictated by three reasons, all equally important: the vastness of the spaces, fundamental for the times we still live, the happy experience of the previous edition, and the relationship of great collaboration with the director, Sylvain Bellenger.
Other events will take place in the Great Theater of Pompeii, at the Belvedere di San Leucio in Caserta, in Montesarchio (in Piazza Umberto I and in the Archaeological Museum of Sannio Caudino), in the Natural Theater of Pietrelcina, in the Amphitheater of Avella and in Salerno, in the Cloister of the Cathedral, and outside the Ghirelli theater.
There will also be appointments in the Refectory of the Cloister of San Domenico Maggiore, in Made, in Cloister, in Capodimonte, and in the Sala Causa, while the September shows will be staged in 3 different city theaters: the Bellini, the Trianon, and the Politeama.
Capodimonte: One of the jewels of Naples
Capodimonte, one of the most representative places of the Bourbon Era, will also be central in “The real dream. I Borbone di Napoli,” a special project by Ruggero Cappuccio, curated by Marco Perillo, who, responding to the mission of the Foundation to promote and enhance the assets of the material and intangible cultural heritage of the region, wants to involve, through a historical and artistic focus on the century of the kingdom, some of the main Bourbon sites in Campania.
The project, in addition to 7 unpublished stories written by narrators and interpreted by 7 different actors, which will be staged in the Giardino dei Principi, also includes the publication of a printed guide of the same sites, edited by Marco Perillo himself, which will be distributed free of charge to the public who will follow the shows scheduled at the festival.
The Campania Teatro Festival travels in the sign of continuity regarding the past, once again adopting a scheme that has made it in a short time one of the most recognized and recognizable cultural realities of Italy, increasingly appreciated internationally as evidenced by the constant and significant presence in the Italia Festival network and in the EFA (European Festival Association).
Also in 2021, out of the 38 national prose shows, there will be 29 absolute debuts, reaffirming that attention to contemporary dramaturgy that is now the hallmark of the event. 85 percent of the theatrical texts represented at the Campania Teatro Festival are by living authors.
Confirmed are the 10 Sections (Italian Prose, International, Observatory, Sport Opera, Dance, Music, Literature, Cinema, Exhibitions, and Special Projects), proof of a multi disciplinarity that has characterized all the editions directed by Ruggero Cappuccio and represents the real soul of the festival.
Seven of these sections are between June and July, while those dedicated to dance, international shows, and cinema are scheduled for September, and the Cinema: Quartieri di Vita (neighbourhood of Life) in December 2021.