an historical Italian creative brand
More Than 4 Decades Experience
The artistic core of Stalker Teatro have worked together since setting up the ‘Political Collective’ at Turin Academy of Fine Arts in 1975, the heyday of Italy’s post-68 cultural and political uproar. This has left an enduring mark on the company’s work which is characterised by a strong commitment to artistic experimentation within socially sensitive and challenging situations.
The founding members of Stalker Teatro were involved with Turin City Council’s ground-breaking ‘cultural animation’ projects in the late 70s and helped set-up Turin’s first professionally run youth theatre in 1976.
In 1981 they started a residency in Italy’s largest psychiatric clinic in Grugliasco which led to the formal foundation of Stalker Teatro in 1986, inspired by the film “Stalker” by the russian film maker Andrej Tarkovskij.
In the 1990s, during a five-year residency at Cittadellarte, Stalker Teatro has developed important projects with Michelangelo Pistoletto in Italy and Europe at festivals, theaters, universities and prestigious museums of contemporary art.
Using a distinctive style developed from site-specific events, performance art and participatory theatre, Stalker Teatro have performed throughout all major locations and festivals in Europe and beyond.
“Director Gabriele Boccacini has achieved what a million town planners have walled-in and made impossible, liberating hearts and minds by giving them space. In an ideal world, it would always be thus.”
Glasgow, (N. Cooper)
Chalon Dans La Rue
“Se poser, regarder, écouter, respirer… Se laisser porter par le très beau spectacle que Stalker Teatro propose dans la cour de la maison des associations … Voilà un instant magique”.
Chalon, (A. Proust)
“Au fil du spectacle, le public est conduit dans différents lieux à l’extérieur puis à l’intérieur de l’Université: il “vogue” de surprise en surprise. Si le spectateur participe activement au spectacle, il n’y est pas contraint et forcé mais invité avec délicatesse. Une interprétation déroutante”.
Avignon, (C. Dehoux)
Selected for Mirabilia Award 2021 (Cuneo – IT)
Second Prize Winner Vimercate Ragazzi Festival 2021 (Monza – IT)
Shortlisted for Wuerde Kompass open call 2020 (DE)
“Exhibit Program” contest winner 2020 (Rome – IT)
Selected for Bi Cap Award Mirabilia International Festival 2020 (Cuneo – IT)
Selected for the International Preview GDIF – Platforms 2019 (London – UK)
First Prize Winner Stazioni d’Emergenza 2018 (Naples – IT)
Selected for Imaginarius PRO space – FRESH STREET#2 2017 (St. Maria da Feira – PT)
Winner international call 2016 Spoffin Off (Amersfoort – NL)
“Teatri delle Diversità – Community Theatre” award ANCT 2014 (Volterra – IT)
“Franco Enriquez – Social Commitment” award 2009 (Ancona – IT)
International Tour 2019
Plovdiv (Bulgaria) – Ayliak Parade – 9/13 apr
Ilhavo (Portugal) – Ilustração à Vista Festival – 3,4 may
Shenzhen (China) – Nature and Art Festival – 11 may
London (UK) – GDIF Festival – 21,22,23 jun
Rankweil (Austria) – FIG Festival – 8,9,10 jul
Slough (UK) – Home Slough Art Festival – 12,13 jul
Glasgow (Scotland) – Surge Festival – 27,28 jul
Malmo (Sweden) – Malmo Festival – 15,16 aug
Hong Kong (HK) – Tai Kwun Art Center 22,23,24 dec
photo Giorgio Sottile
photo Tony d’Urso
photo Maria Bruni
dell’Artificio, il Fuoco
photo Fabio Melotti
“Playful, inclusive and easy to access”
“We had fun joining in on this yesterday”
“We played our part in assembling this captivating large scale sculpture”
“Really powerful the interactive installation by the Italian StalkerTeatro”
“Was great interacting with the act!”
(From spontaneous comments on IG)