Volterra, studied by UNCHARTED as a main case of WP5 experimental and demonstrations, continues to carry on the process of ‘Human Regeneration’ started with ‘Volterra 2022’ for engagement with heritage and innovation of culture.
Yesterday 26th of January 2023, the public presentation for the project of a Stable Theatre in the Prison of Volterra was held. The event took place a few days after the ‘Leone d’Oro’ for the career awarded by ‘Biennale Teatro 2023’ to Armando Punzo, artistic director and founder of Compagnia della Fortezza, the theatre company active since 1988 inside the prison of Volterra.
The project, promoted by the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility, comes from the need to create, inside the prison of Volterra, a space suitable for the performance of theatrical activities and professional training for prisoners. The project is curated by Mario Cucinella Architects, in partneship with Compagnia della Fortezza.
The event, which was attended by many representatives of political and cultural institutions and prominent representatives of regional and national authorities, opened with an intense theatrical interpretation, performed by some actors of Compagnia della Fortezza, to inaugurate the new theatre for Volterra, first in the world inside a prison.