since 1975

an historical Italian creative crew

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.

The Herald

“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)

La Provence

“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)

Concert Action

L’Altre Festival
Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona | Spain)

 

Steli

Nature and Art Festival
Schenzhen (China)

Prospero

Greenwich and Docklands International Festival
Old Royal Naval College (London | UK)

Drama Sound City

GBG Mime Fest
Stora Teatern (Göteborg | Sweden)

 

 

Awards

Green Streets of Europe international call winner 2024 (DK/PT/HR/CZ)
CrashTest Fest call winner 2023 (Vicenza – IT)
Selected for FNAS Showcase 2023 (IT)
Shortlisted for Stronger Peripheries International call 2022 (EU)
Kypria International Fest call winner 2022 (Larnaka – CY)
First Prize Winner Mirabilia Award 2021 (Cuneo – IT)
Second Prize Winner Vimercate Ragazzi Festival 2021 (Monza – IT)
GBG Mime Fest international call winner 2020 (Göteborg – SE)
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 Tours

Festival, location and countries / tournée

ANA DESETNICA FESTIVAL – Ljubljana (Slovenia);
VERANOS DE LA VILLA – Madrid (Spain);
FESTIVAL ACCROCHE-COEURS – Angers (France);
FESTIVAL THEATRE – Le Lavandou (France);
REGARDS SUR RUE – Seyne Sur Mer (France);
CREATIVE HIGH STREETS – Romford (UK);
FESTIVAL DE GAVARNIE – Gavarnie (France);
BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME – Birmingham (UK);
KYPRIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL – Larnaka (Cyprus);
SSAF – Seoul (South Korea);
AYLIAK PARADE– Plovdiv (Bulgaria);
ILUSTRAÇÃO À VISTA – Gafanha da Nazaré (Portugal);
NATURE AND ART FEST – Schenzhen (China);
GDIFestival – London (UK);
WORLD GYMNAESTRADA – Rankweil (Austria);
HOME SLOUGH – Slough (UK);
SURGE FESTIVAL – Glasgow (Scotland);
MALMOFESTIVALEN – Malmö (Sweden);
TAI KWUN cultural center – Hong Kong (HK);
ANSAN FESTIVAL – Ansan (KR);
POLYTECH FESTIVAL – Moscow (RU);
LEWISHAM PEOPLE’S DAY – Lewisham (UK);
SPOT FESTIVAL – Vilnius (LT);
ONE BOROUGH FESTIVAL – Dagenham (UK);
OLALA FESTIVAL – Lienz (AU);
BELL SQUARE – London (UK);
CITY FESTIVAL – Leicester (UK);
CIRK! FESTIVAL – Aalst (BE);
PECKHAM FESTIVAL – London (UK);
M.A.R.S. FESTIVAL – Sines (PT);
IMAGINARIUS FESTIVAL – St.M.Feira (Porto PT);
HAT FAIR FESTIVAL – Winchester (UK);
PASSAGE FESTIVAL – Helsingor (DK);
SPOFFIN FESTIVAL – Amersfoort (NL);

Dies

photo Giorgio Sottile

 

Don Giovanni

photo Tony d’Urso

Odyssey

photo Maria Bruni

dell’Artificio, il Fuoco

photo Fabio Melotti

About Us

“Playful, inclusive and easy to access”
@rossbolwill

“We had fun joining in on this yesterday”
@jassv__

“We played our part in assembling this captivating large scale sculpture”
@mummybabyshark

“Really powerful the interactive installation by the Italian StalkerTeatro”
@chiaradannaact

“abbiamo avuto l’onore di vedere nascere quest’opera incredibile grazie agli amici di @stalkerteatro. Un arcobaleno creato da tantissime mani diverse, che simboleggia l’unione, la pace, il fare comunità”
@capogiro_caponago 

“Epic”
@anthony.golle

“Was great interacting with the act!”
@karizmatic_kk

(From spontaneous comments on IG)