TeatrInGestAzione, since 2006 based in Naples, was founded by Anna Gesualdi and Giovanni Trono. It is an intersubjective creative body that gives shape to artistic projects and hybrid works of a theatrical, interdisciplinary, curatorial, pedagogical and social nature. Since September 2018 the company is based in Casa Morra – Archivio d’Arte Contemporanea that hosts their activities. TeatrInGestAzione works at a national and international level, aiming to release the performing act from the show context, re-defining the concept of the scene as a space for an experimental sociality. They conceive and care for Altofest – International Contemporary Live Arts Festival (, a project born in Naples in 2011. The festival collects important awards including the international EFFE AWARD 2017 – 18, awarded by the EFA (European Festival Association), which elects him among the six best European festivals out of 715 candidates. The Valletta 2018 Foundation, commits a special edition of Altofest, which has had place in Malta in 2018, included among the flagship projects of the cultural program of Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture; whose experience is collected in the documentary film by Giuseppe Valentino “On the dust island”, and in the publication “Displace Altofest”, edited by Silvia Mei and Loretta Mesiti, published by Fondazione Valletta 2018. From 2011 to 2013, at the PAN Palazzo delle Arti in Naples, they conceive and care of three editions of the project Altofragile – Corpi Esposti all’Opera (exhibit bodies at work) – researching space to share the genetic moment of the artistic creation ( As independent theatre researchers, they lead seminars and workshops both in national and international cultural institutions and universities. In 2008 they are teachers in the Advanced Training Course for Theater Operators in disadvantaged areas and prison facilities – FormArt Lavoro project (formerly the Techne project) School for Performing Arts, Dir. Ruggero Cappuccio, promoted by the European Union, Ministry of Labor, Municipality of Salerno. From 2015 until 2017 they are among the directors of “Arrevuoto”, a pedagogical project focused on young generations theatre (produced by National Theatre of Naples. A project born in 2005 inspired by the Non Scuola of the Teatro delle Albe, inaugurated and guided by Marco Martinelli for the first three years, then entrusted to a collective direction from 2008 to today, under the general management of Maurizio Braucci). TeatrInGestAzione’s works were presented in remarkable contexts such as Valletta 2018 European Capital or Culture (Malta); Edinburgh International Culture Summit (Scotland); DMZ Research Lab and Open Forum, Seoul (Korea); Dance InterFaces, Tenerife (Spain); CAMP_iN, San Luis Potosì (Mexico); Le Lac, Bruxelles (Belgium); Theatre Toursky – Marsiglia (France); l’Institut für Theater Film und Medienwissenschaft – Goethe Universität di Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Ella Fiskum Danz R.E.D. (Norway); La Soffitta – DAMS, Univerisità di Bologna; CRT – Triennale Teatro dell’Arte, Milano; Play K(ey) – Zona K, Milano; APACHE season two – Teatro Litta, Milano; Italian Performance Platform – Ipercorpo Festival, Forlì; Trasparenze Festival – Teatro dei Segni, Modena; Testimonianze Ricerca Azioni – Teatro Akropolis, Genova; Finestre sul Giovane Teatro – Teatro Ridotto, Bologna; Napoli Teatro Festival – Napoli; Rai Suite – Rai Radio 3; E’(C)CENTRICO – Officine Caos, Torino; Presente/Futuro – Teatro Libero, Palermo; Contrappunti – Tam Teatromusica, Padova; LuminAZIONE anteprima di Luminaria – Napoli; Sound Makers Festival – Lecce; ExPolis e Stagione sperimentale europea – Teatro della Contraddizione, Milano; Inventaria Festival – Teatro dell’Orologio, Roma; DoIt Festival – Teatro Due, Roma; Rossobastardo Live fringe Festival dei Due Mondi – Spoleto; TEATRIaperti – Firenze; K-now/il Centro del Discorso – Lecce; Benevento Città Spettacolo – Benevento; Il Carcere Possibile – Teatro Mercadante, Napoli; PAN – Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli; DiARC – Università Federico II di Napoli; Casa Morra – Archivio d’Arte Contemporanea – Napoli; MANN – Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. From 2006 to 2014 they led a theatre project at the OPG (State Prison for the criminally insane), in Aversa; afterwards, when all the OPG institutions closed, due to a national law, the project moved to the Poggioreale Prison, in Naples. The experience of TeatrInGestAzione in Aversa is the subject of studies and numerous degree theses, at several Italian universities. The documentary film “Caini d’Aversa” is also dedicated to it. In 2011 they are among the founders of the Coordinamento Nazionale di Teatro in Carcere (the National Network of Theatre in Prison). The artistic and pedagogical experience of TeatrInGestAzione is the subject of several degree theses and publications including “Culture Teatrali 2015” edited by Silvia Mei, ed. La Casa Usher; “Testimonianze Ricerca Azioni” ed. AkropolisLibri 2014; “Il tempo a Napoli” di Piermario Vescovo, Ed. Marsilio 2011; “Recito, dunque so(g)no” by E. Pozzi and V. Minoia, Nuove Catarsi editions, 2009; “Incontri notevoli di un libraio militante” edited by Davide D’Urso, Ed. Valtrend, 2011; “Annual Young Blood – Yearbook of Italian talents who have received recognition in the field of art, creativity and research”  ed. FM, 2011, supported by Youth Ministry.


Artistic Direction
Gesualdi | Trono