New Voices 1st partner meeting in Rome

Building the Community
Partners and 19 FAB Playwrights Meeting

Rome, May 29th – June 1st 2023

Teatro di Villa Torlonia – Via Lazzaro Spallanzani, 1A, 00161 Rome

Fabulamundi New Voices’ partners and community of playwrights will meet for the first time in Rome, a four days long programme full of encounters, dialogues and exchanges in the beautiful setting of Villa Torlonia! The meeting will bring together the 19 playwrights, the partners and fellow dramaturgy experts to introduce New Voices, discussing its methodologies and paths implementations in order to finalise the project’s 66 workshops key aspects and establish the Twinning Scheme mechanism along with the definition of the mobility program “Cross the Map”. The encounter will also go through New Voices core themes of gender equality, sustainability and digitisation with the participation of key experts Azzurra Rinaldi – Director of the School of Gender Economics Unitelma Sapienza, Evein Obulor – Coordinator European Coalition of Cities Against Racism (ECCAR)/Germany, Paulien Geerlings – ETC Vice-President and Head Dramaturge at De Toneelmakerij, Amsterdam/The Netherlands, Monica Faggiani and Laura Tedesco from Amleta Association, an Italian social promotion association whose aim is to contrast gender inequality and violence in the world of entertainment.

DAY 1 – FABULAMUNDI NEW VOICES | Monday, May 29th 2023
9:30 – 10:00 Welcome at Teatro di Villa Torlonia (Via Lazzaro Spallanzani, 1A Rome)
10:00 – 10:15 Project presentation by PAV
10:15 – 11:15 Being Together: Partners and Playwrights Presentation
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 Being Together: Partners and Playwrights Presentation
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 18:00 New Voices Methodology: definition of the project’s methodologies, agenda of peer-to-peer meetings and monitoring program according to the local workshops. Metrics and evaluation forms, questionnaires and reports.
(for partners and playwrights)
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
20:00 Dinner!

DAY 2 – FABULAMUNDI NEW VOICES | Tuesday, May 30th 2023
9:30 – 10:00 Welcome at Teatro di Villa Torlonia (Via Lazzaro Spallanzani, 1A Rome)
10:00 – 13:00 Methodology and Project Path Implementation
10:00 – 11:15 Mentoring Guide – Teresa Pfaud and Hélène Gauthier for ETC / Lars Erbert for CAE
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 Project Evaluation – Cristina Da Milano for CAE
Publications – Teresa Pfaud and Hélène Gauthier for ETC
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 17.30 Methodology and Project Path Implementation: definition of the route of the 66 workshops and the Twinning Scheme mechanism; defining who is the foreign tutor in each workshop, which workshops are meeting in “Cross the Map”, which groups will benefit from the mobility system, the possible synergies between workshops results. (for partners)
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break

14:00 – 16:00 Who is Here? Speed Meeting and Icebreaker: a fast-paced networking event for the 19 playwrights of the FAB Community to enable deep connection and start conversations, to be picked up again and continued. (for playwrights)
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:30 Stay tight! together with Silvia Gallerano.
(for playwrights)
18:00 Fabula through the city (a surprise!) leaving all together from Teatro di Villa Torlonia by bus

DAY 3 – FABULAMUNDI NEW VOICES | Wednesday, May 31st 2023
9:30 – 10:00 Welcome at Teatro di Villa Torlonia (Via Lazzaro Spallanzani, 1A Rome)
10:00 – 11:30 Azzurra Rinaldi, School of Gender Economics Unitelma Sapienza
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 13:00 Amleta presentation and Amleta TEST with Laura Tedesco and Monica Faggiani
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 18:00 Workshop on Diversity by Evein Obulor – Coordinator European Coalition of Cities Against Racism (ECCAR)/Germany. (for partners and playwrights)
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break

DAY 4 – FABULAMUNDI NEW VOICES | Thursday, June 1st 2023
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome at Teatro di Villa Torlonia (Via Lazzaro Spallanzani, 1A Rome)
9:30 – 10:30 Workshop on Diversity by Evein Obulor – Coordinator European Coalition of Cities Against Racism (ECCAR)/Germany. (for partners and playwrights)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00 Workshop on Feedback Method by Paulien Geerlings – ETC Vice-President and Head Dramaturge at De Toneelmakerij, Amsterdam/The Netherlands. (for playwrights)
11:00 – 13:00 Project Path Implementation
Reporting, next steps, meetings and activities, Twinning scheme and “Cross the Map” format. (for partners)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 18:00 Let’s wrap up!
Finalizing exactly the route of the 66 workshops and the Twinning Scheme mechanism: defining who is the foreign tutor in each workshop, which workshops are meeting in “Cross The Map”, which groups will benefit from the mobility system, and the possible synergies between workshops results. (for partners and playwrights)
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
20:00 Dinner and goodbye!


Evein’s roots lie in community organizing. She is founder of the Migration Hub Heidelberg, Co- Founder of the Youth Think Tank & editor of Schwarz wird großgeschrieben. As ECCAR coordinator she works on racial injustice at city level. She facilitates the exchange of antiracist policies for more than 130 cities & supports them in building inclusive societies. As antidiscrimination officer at the City of Heidelberg she strives for more representation of BIPoC in institutions. As consultant she works with theatres, art institutions & NGOs to support them in reflecting internal power structures.



Paulien Geerlings is a dramaturge, translator and yogi. After her high school education, she studied Philosophy and Theatre studies at the University of Amsterdam. In 2004 she graduated at DasArts, an international, multidisciplinary Master of Theatre, based in Amsterdam and founded by Ritsaertten Cate. Between 2004 and 2006, she has been working with Theatre Company Dood Paard. In 2006 she became dramaturge of Ad de Bont, playwright and artistic director of youth theatre company Wederzijds. This company merged with Liesbeth Coltof’s Huis aan de Amstel in 2009 and became De Toneelmakerij, the Amsterdam theatre company for young audiences. Since its establishment, Paulien Geerlings is the in house dramaturge of De Toneelmakerij. As dramaturge, she has a strong focus on new writing, coaching of playwrights and supporting writers initiatives.
She translated several plays for De Toneelmakerij. Her latest work entitled “2022 Witnessing U: Testimonials from the Frontline” was created together Bogdana Orleanova and Iana Gudzenko based on testimonials from the war.



Feminist economist, director of the School of Gender Economics at the Unitelma Sapienza University of Rome, where she teaches Political Economy. Starting from 2019, Azzurra Rinaldi joins the board of the European Women Association, the one of Opera for Peace and that of the UK Confederation. She is member of the Scientific Committee of Save the Children and of the Tertiary Observatory ManagerItalia. She continues to work in the field of women’s education and empowerment in countries such as Lebanon and India. She is a women’s rights activist and co-founder of the movements Il Giusto Mezzo and #DateciVoce. In 2022 Startupitalia included her in the list of #UnstoppableWomen, the 1,000 women who are changing Italy. In 2022, she became an economics commentator for LaSvolta, an online newspaper on rights, the environment and the future. She writes articles for Il Riformista and Il Sole 24Ore, especially for the latter on the Econopoly blog, which talks about numbers and the future. Since 2022 she is the co-founder and CFO of Equonomics, a company aimed at gender rebalancing, with particular attention to the LGBTQIA + community.



Amleta is a social promotion association founded by 28 actresses distributed throughout the national territory, whose aim is to fight gender inequality and violence in the world of entertainment. Amleta is an intersectional feminist collective that shines the spotlight on the female presence in the world of entertainment, on the representation of women in classical and contemporary dramaturgy and is a vigilant and constant observatory to combat violence and harassment in the workplace.



Actress, playwright, and director, she graduated in 1992 from the Accademia dei Filodrammatici in Milan. Since 2020 she has been a Creative Writing teacher for the Factory32 Theater School. She graduated in Psychology and graduated as Theater Counselor she is currently engaged in Coaching and Corporate Training Projects. She is the founding partner of Amleta, where she mainly deals with the representation and narration of the feminine beyond gender stereotypes.



She graduated from the “Silvio D’Amico” Academy of Dramatic Art in Dramaturgy. She has been to Belgium and Switzerland with some of her shows and, in 2019, to South America, for the Beyond the Sud project. She is dedicated to revisiting the classics, to the multifaceted narration of the feminine and to mental health issues. Since 2016 he has been teaching theatre to psychiatric users at the day centres of the ASL Roma 1. And in 2020 he founded Amleta, a collective of actresses created to combat gender inequality and violence in the entertainment world, and to which Amnesty International Italia has conferred its “Art and human rights” Award 2021.



“Extraordinary, sublime and to rip your skin off” (The Guardian) Silvia Gallerano wins (first Italian actress) The Stage 2012 for Acting Excellence award for her interpretation of La Merda. “An absolute discovery for the cinema” according to Marco Giusti to Stracult (Rai2), for her interpretation of Betta in Riccardo goes to hell by Roberta Torre, Gallerano works in many other films including “Ride” by Valerio Mastandrea and “Nome di donna” by Marco Tullio Giordana, as well as in the series produced by Sky and written by Niccolo Ammaniti, “The Miracle” and in “Call me again love”, directed by G. Tavarelli, produced by Indigo-Rai. She is the protagonist of “Asino Vola” by Paolo Tripodi and Marcello Fonte. She is the founder of the Dioniso Theater Company, and in the theater among many others, she worked with Serena Sinigaglia, Veronica Cruciani, Francesco Micheli and Oscar De Summa. Silvia Gallerano has valuable collaborations with the world of literature: from John Berger to Suad Amiry and Assia Djebar.