Capotrave is the name of a mountain in the Apennines, in Tuscany, the birthplace of our company.
We liked the sound of the word: as harsh and real, as the lands from which we come. “Rough Appendices of the exquisite centers”, the writer Pier Paolo Pasolini described them.
We liked the link with antiquity: the large logs that were traveling across the Tiber to Rome came from Capotrave. We have done the same thing: we live and work between the Tiber Valley and Rome.
Only when we had already chosen our name, did we discover that centuries before in Capotrave, actually in 1600, lived a woman named Lucrezia Verzaia, known to all as “Maiola”. Maiola was tried and convicted of witchcraft: in a historical archive we found the papers of her trial. We once told her story in a short monologue. Ever since then Maiola has been our patron.
CapoTrave is a theatre company founded by Mirco Ferrara, Enzo Fontana, Lucia Franchi and Luca Ricci in January 2003. Since 2009, the group has had its headquarters in Sansepolcro (Arezzo).
Since its foundation, it is recognized by the Region of Tuscany among the most interesting young companies in the regional landscape, and therefore eligible for funding (reconfirmed from 2004 to 2007). In 2010, the Region of Tuscany placed CapoTrave among the top 30 theatre companies supported by regional funding.
Since 2003, thanks to the recognition of the Province of Arezzo, CapoTrave has been a member of the network Rete Teatrale Aretina, which includes eight professional companies operating in the province.
Moreover, together with the City of Sansepolcro, the company organizes “Kilowatt: the energy of the contemporary scene,” one of the most important Italian festivals for young groups of the new Italian fringe theatre (and winner of the Ubu Prize 2010).
The theatrical productions of CapoTrave take place in Rome, starting from the preparation of “The Supermales” (2006) and then “Robinsonade” (2008), the site-specific “Messagge in a Bottle” (2009), “Virus” (2010), “In the Wood” (2012) and “Misterman” (2012).
The latest works are “Lourdes” and “Piero della Francesca. The point and the light”, both produced in 2015.
23 September, “Lourdes”, Milano, Piccolo Teatro Paolo Grassi, Festival Tramedautore
22 September, “Lourdes”, Sansepolcro (AR), Teatro alla Misericordia, Kilowatt Tutto l’Anno
3 April, “Lourdes”, Tivoli (Rm), Teatrino Comunale, Tivoli Off
15 March, “Lourdes”, Sesto San Giovanni (MI), Teatro Rondinella, Teatro Necessario
14 March, “Lourdes”, Dolo (VE), Teatro Cinema Italia
13 March, “Lourdes”, Verona, Teatro Santa Teresa
12 March, “Piero della Francesca”, Bari, Teatro Kismet, Stagione Teatrale
12 March, “Lourdes”, Centallo (CN), Nuovo Cinema Teatro Lux
18 – 28 February, “Lourdes”, Roma, Teatro dell’ Orologio, Dominio Pubblico
17 February, “Lourdes”, Magenta (MI), Cinemateatro Nuovo, Rassegna del Sacro
16 – 21 February, “Piero della Francesca”, Roma, Teatro Dell’Orologio, Dominio Pubblico
15 – 16 February, “Lourdes”, Milano, Campo Teatrale, Stagione Teatrale
15 February, “Piero della Francesca”, Vignanello (VT), Teatro Comunale, Piccoli sentieri
14 February, “Lourdes”, Poggio Torriana (RN), Centro Sociale, Rassegna Mentre Vivevo
13 February, “Lourdes”, Sirtori (LC), Teatro d’Appartamento
12 February, “Lourdes”, Lentate sul Seveso (Mi), Cinema Teatro Sant’Angelo
12 February,”Piero della Francesca”, Marcialla (SI), Teatro Margherita, Stagione Teatrale
5 February, “Lourdes”, Mogliano Veneto (TV), Cinema Teatro Busan, Teatro del Sacro
23-24 January, “Lourdes”, Milano, Teatro Rosetum, Stagione Teatrale
15 January, “Lourdes”, Ravenna, Teatro Rasi, Scena Contemporanea
12 December, “Lourdes”, Ome (BS), Santuario di Santa Maria dell’Avello, Circuito Ci.t.t.à. dolci
4 December, “Piero della Francesca”, Lastra a Signa (FI), Teatro delle Arti, Il posto delle Arti
3 December, “Piero della Francesca”, La Spezia, Teatro Dialma Ruggiero, Fuori Luogo
24 November, “Piero della Francesca”, Pisa, Teatro Sant’Andrea, Teatri di Confine
16 October, “Lourdes”, Trento, Teatro San Marco, Religion Today Film Festival
12-15 October, “Piero della Francesca”, Sansepolcro (AR), Teatro alla Misericordia, Kilowatt Tutto l’Anno
3 October, “Lourdes”, San Benedetto del Tronto (AP), Teatro Concordia, Teatri Invisibili
25 September, “Piero della Francesca”, Taranto, TaTA’, Start-Up Festival
24 September, “Lourdes”, Caserta, Officina Teatro, Festival delle Arti (In)contemporanee
5 September, “Lourdes”, Albinia (GR), Canonica, MAV Maremma a Veglia
24 July, “Lourdes”, Sansepolcro (AR), Piazza Torre di Berta, Kilowatt Festival
22 July, “Piero della Francesca”, Sansepolcro (AR), Teatro alla Misericordia, Kilowatt Festival NATIONAL DEBUT
12 June, “Lourdes”, Lucca, Chiesa di San Giovanni, I Teatri del Sacro NAZIONAL DEBUT
23 January, “Piero della Francesca”, Pomarance (PI), Teatro dei Coraggiosi, Stagione Teatrale PREVIEW