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Squeeze It Contest 2016 – 2nd Edition

L’Officina and Studio Tommaseo of Trieste, with the Trieste Contemporanea Committee, have announced the Squeeze It Contest 2016.

Young artists under the age of 30 are invited to create original projects, which are characterized by the dynamic interaction between the contemporary creativity of theater, the languages of the visual arts and of the new media.

Тhe winner of the 2016 Franco Jesurun Award will be given the opportunity to collaborate with an internationally renowned video artist with whom he/she will realize a professional video work of the winning theatrical action. The video will premiere in Trieste and then will be screened in Europe through the international network of the organizers.

The competition is open to young contestants under the age of 30, born in EU member countries, in CEI member states, in Kosovo and in Turkey.

Special attention will be given to projects submitted by groups formed by members from different areas of training and interest.

The contestants are asked to conceive an original and unpublished theatrical action, low budget and small format, organically connected to the languages and issues of contemporary visual arts. The candidate action has to maintain as its founding elements the stage environment and performing talent, include dramaturgy and give specific attention to the visual potential of recent information and communication technologies.

The contestants should submit projects which have the ability to be sustainable, shareable and adaptable and, in keeping with the logic of the contest, the applying theatrical action must be able to fit in an ideal 4mx4mx4m size box and should last no longer than 16 minutes.

The Squeeze It Contest is dedicated to Franco Jesurun, a visionary man of culture, that was a theater actor and a gallerist, founder of the three cultural organizations in Trieste that promote the competition. Studio Tommaseo establishes this biennial competition in 2014, as part of the activities celebrating the Studio’s 40th anniversary.