The Stromboli Project
“The Stromboli Project” is comprised of summer workshops held annually in Stromboli, Italy. Each workshop is carefully designed for distinct participants and dedicated to a specific focus. The program is committed to Research, Education & Production and intends to explore and hone connections between the text, the Linklater Voice Technique, the participants, and Stromboli’s magnificent landscape. The process is dedicated to communicating the universal power of stories and natural elements through film and theatrical performances.
The Sicilian island of Stromboli is one of seven Aeolian Islands and among the most active volcanoes on the planet. Its dramatic black sands, lush vegetation, deep blue seas, breathtaking sunsets and volcanic rumblings offer an inspiring set for the exploration of literature and theatrical texts. Among the texts explored each year isMetamorphoses, which Ovid wrote largely in neighboring Sicily. The presence of the characters in those immortal stories inhabits this magical part of the world. The participants’ voices and the texts will resonate in Stromboli and its dramatically changing environment: a landscape of earth, wind, fire and water, evoking elemental metamorphosis.