In October 1971 La Compagnia del Collettivo was born in Parma: a group of artists who went through the 1960s along the experience of the International University Theater Centers and Festivals, meeting and training places for future personalities of European theater. Since then, the metamorphoses implemented have transformed the Collettivo into the Teatro Stabile di Parma until the birth, in 2001, of the Fondazione Teatro Due. A model not only of artistic creation, but also of legal management that has given rise to other experiences and institutions of the Italian theater and has played a fundamental role in the institutional recognition of the first theaters with public purposes and private responsibility. The Teatro Due – with more than 300 production shows behind it, in addition to those of the Teatro Festival Parma, at the Festival Due Dimensioni, and countless Italian and international hospitality – celebrates its first 50 years in 2021.

On October 30, 2021, starting from 4.00 pm until late at night, the Teatro Due will open all its spaces to the public with a series of initiatives that could mark the start of a new journey. It will be an opportunity to rediscover the Teatro Due as a crossroads of intelligences from which a 50-year history and a founding experience of the Italian theater has flourished, with an eye towards the suggestions and desires of the theater of tomorrow. Exhibitions, period films and installations created from the iconographic material kept in the archives of the Foundation will involve all 10 performance spaces of the theater.

Video artist Fabio Massimo Iaquone will propose an immersive and multisensory experience between sound and images linked to memory, while the open spaces of the Shakespeare Arena will host Luca Stoppini‘s photographic story Perché era lui perché ero io. Metamorfosi della città nello spazio del teatro A/R whose protagonists are the actors of the Teatro Due’s Ensemble and the relationship with the spaces they have chosen as “places of the soul” in the city of Parma. Non-stop screenings of the most representative productions in the history of Teatro Due will follow one another, while at 8.00 pm the documentary Principi e Prigionieri. L’avventura di una Compagnia di Attori che divenne Teatro by Amedeo Guarnieri and Lucrezia Le Moli Munck (2018) will be screened.

It will be possible to visit the spaces of Teatro Due with its related exhibitions and installations until 7 November from 10:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 19:00.