The company

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.
In 2018 CapoTrave entered in the Infinito company, of whom Luca Ricci e Lucia Franchi are now co-directors together with Pierfrancesco Pisani. Infinito is financed by the Italian Ministry of Culture for the period 2018-2020 among the Theatre Production Companies focused on new and experimental Theatre Languages.
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), “Misterman” (2012), “Lourdes” (2015) and “Piero della Francesca. The point and the light” (2015), “The fight against Terror” (2017).
The latest work is “Small Homeland”, produced in 2019.





29 April, “Piccola Patria”, Barberino del Mugello, Aprile Civile at Teatro Corsini,

28 February, “Piccola Patria”, Montemurlo, Sala Banti

26 February, “Piccola Patria”, Arezzo, Teatro Virginian

20-23 February, “Piccola Patria”, Roma, Teatro Argot Studio

25 January, “La lotta al terrore”, Trento


5-10 November, “Piccola Patria”, Milan, Teatro Litta

27 October, “La lotta al terrore”, Sospiro, Teatro Comunale

26 October, “La lotta al terrore”, Pordenone

22 September, “Piccola Patria”, Calenzano (FI) Avamposti Festival, Teatro delle Donne

2 August, “Piccola Patria”, Radicondoli (SI), Radicondoli Festival

1 August, “Piccola Patria”, Montignoso (MS), rassegna estiva

7 July, “Piccola Patria”, Codroipo (UD), Teatro Ottagono

6 July, “Piccola Patria”, Olgiate Molgora (LC), Casa Gola

28 June, “Piccola Patria”, Trescore Balneario (BG), Extra

27 June, “Piccola Patria”, Asti (AT), Asti Teatro, Chiesa del Gesù

22 February 2019, “Lourdes”, Marcheno (BS), Auditorium, Rassegna Teatrale della Val Trompia

15 February, “Lourdes”, Rapolano (SI), Teatro del Popolo, Stagione Teatrale

13 January, “Lourdes”, Formia (LT), Teatro Bertolt Brecht, Stagione Teatrale



2 December 2018, “La lotta al terrore”, Sesto Fiorentino (FI), Teatro della Limonaia

30 November, “La lotta al terrore”, Lamezia Terme (CZ), Tip Teatro, Ricrii

29-30 November, “La lotta al terrore”, Oppido Lucano (PZ), Teatro Obadiah

28 November, “La lotta al terrore”, Venosa (PZ), Teatro Lovaglio

26-27 November, “La lotta al terrore”, Melfi (PZ), Teatro Ruggiero

24-25 November, “La lotta al terrore”, Napoli, Teatro Area Nord, Stagione Teatrale

24-25 November, “Lourdes”, Sansepolcro (AR), Teatro alla Misericordia, Kilowatt Tutto l’Anno

22-23 November, “La lotta al terrore”, Sansepolcro (AR), Teatro alla Misericordia, Kilowatt Tutto l’Anno

11 November, “La lotta al terrore”, Livorno, Little Bit Festival

10 November, “La lotta al terrore”, Sulbiate (MI), Ex Filanda

9 November, “La lotta al terrore”, Comun Nuovo (BG), Council Chamber

8 November, “La lotta al terrore”, Cassina dei Pecchi (MI), Stagione Teatrale

7 November, “La lotta al terrore”, Ravenna, Palazzo Rasponi delle Teste, La Stagione dei Teatri (Ravenna Teatro)

6 November, “La lotta al terrore”, Marostica (VI), Stagione Teatrale

4-7 October, “La lotta al terrore”, Milano, Teatro Libero, Stagione Teatrale

5 September, “La lotta al terrore”, Carnate (MB), Garden of the Municipal Library, Festival L’ultima luna d’estate

27 June, “La lotta al terrore”, Asti, Diavolo Rosso, Festival Asti Teatro

6 May, “La lotta al terrore”, Savigliano (CN), Teatro Milanollo, Stagione Teatrale

3-4 May, “La lotta al terrore”, Palermo, Teatro Libero, Stagione Internazionale

6 April, “Lourdes”, Pomarance (PI), Teatro dei Coraggiosi, Stagione Teatrale

22-24 March, “La lotta al terrore”, Genova, Teatro della Tosse, Stagione Teatrale

5 March, “Piero della Francesca”, Pescara, Florian Espace, Stagione Ragazzi

24 February, “La lotta al terrore”, Cesenatico (FC), Teatro Comunale, Naufragi

23 February, “La lotta al terrore”, San Giustino (PG), Cinema Teatro Astra

22 February, “La lotta al terrore”, San Lazzaro di Savena (BO), ITC Teatro, Stagione Teatrale

14 February, “Lourdes”, Reggello (FI), Teatro Excelsior, Stagione Teatrale

27 January, “La lotta al terrore”, Turate (CO), Sala Polifunzionale, Rassegna Teatrale Prospettive

26 January, “La lotta al terrore”, Spello (PG), Teatro Subasio, La Bella Stagione

19 January, “Lourdes”, Lanzo Torinese (TO), Auditorium Lanzoincontra, Festival Concentrica

18 January, “Lourdes”, Torino, Caffé della Caduta, Festival Concentrica

17-21 January, “La lotta al terrore”, Roma, Teatro India, Stagione Teatrale

13 January 2018, “Lourdes”, Nonantola (MO), Teatro Massimo Troisi, Stagione Teatrale



25 November 2017, “La lotta al terrore”, Fara Sabina (RI), Teatro Potlach

24 November, “La lotta al terrore”, Brescia, Martinengo Colleoni Palace, Wonderland Festival

22 October, “Lourdes”, Sezze (LT), Auditorium Mario Costa, Scenari Contemporanei

1 October, “Lourdes”, Sospiro (CR), Auditorium Comunale, Sospiro a Teatro

28 September, “Piero della Francesca”, Cagliari, Fucina Teatro alla Vetreria

16 July, “La lotta al terrore”, Sansepolcro (AR), Teatro alla Misericordia, Kilowatt Festival NATIONAL DEBUT

21-22 May, “Piero della Francesca”, Ferrazzano (CB), Teatro del Loto, Stagione Teatrale

22 April, “Lourdes”, Satriano di Lucania (PZ), Teatro Anzani, Stagione Teatrale

21 April, “Lourdes”, Matera, Casa Cava, Stagione Teatrale

29 March, “Piero della Francesca”, Napoli, Teatro Area Nord, Stagione Teatrale

22 March, “Lourdes”, Castelfiorentino (FI), Teatro del Popolo, Teatro tra le generazioni

28 February, “Lourdes”, Asti, Spazio Kor, Stagione Teatrale Open

24-25 February, “Lourdes”, Scandicci (FI), Teatro Studio “Mila Pieralli”, Stagione Teatrale

17 February 2017, “Lourdes”, Arcidosso (GR), Teatro degli Unanimi, Stagione Teatrale


24 November 2016, “Lourdes”, Livorno, Nuovo Teatro delle Commedie, Little Bit Festival

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 2016, “Lourdes”, Ravenna, Teatro Rasi, Scena Contemporanea


12 December 2015, “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 NATIONAL DEBUT

23 January 2015, “Piero della Francesca”, Pomarance (PI), Teatro dei Coraggiosi, Stagione Teatrale PREVIEW



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