Open Call

Selection of performances for Opera Prima Festival XIX

Festival Opera Prima

No Funding
Free / No Costs
Rovigo, Italy


This call is opened to national and international groups or artists that practice experimental theatre. By experimental theatre we mean a work that truly experiments with the dramaturgy (interpreted as scenic composition), the actor, the spectator and the space. The call is opened to Italian and international individuals or groups of professional theatre and performing arts, structured in any legal form that allows them to fulfill the administrative and bureaucratic practices necessary to realize their performance. Only artistic projects that realize experimentation with scenic languages, according to the points mentioned above, are eligible for selection. Amateur works, drama theater and performances of entertainment won’t be selected. The Festival commission selects both original works that have not been yet performed, as well as works that have already debut, but which have not had an adequate circulation and/or visibility. The submitted works must be no longer than 60 minutes.

Number of Participants

The call is open to single artists or emerging and independent professional companies that work with professional purposes in the field of contemporary theatre, dance and performing arts. The Festival is organized by the Association Festival Opera Prima ets in collaboration with Teatro del Lemming and the Culture Department of the Municipality of Rovigo and with the support of Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo Foundation, Veneto Region and the Italian Ministry of Culture. Coherently with its history, Opera Prima wants to host and enhance the multiplicity of trends and researches in the contemporary theatre scene.The Festival also wants to become a bridge between different theatrical generations: in addition to the performances selected by this call, every year there will be four important artists or European historical theatre groups, that have to invite to the festival an unknown young artist or an unknown young group.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


June 15, 2023 - June 18, 2023


Guest House



Public Programs



Acting, Dance, Dance Groups, Music, Performance Art, Theatre


No languages listed

Program Description

Each group or individual can submit only one proposal. The application has to be sent fulfilling the form online at by 12.00 am on December 10th. If someone hasn't got a google account it is possible to send the material by mail to . We do not accept other ways of sending materials. The selected performances are going to be included in the XIX Edition of Festival Opera Prima and are going to be performed from the 15th to the 18th of june 2023. All expenses and practices concerning the organization, communication, staff, promotion of the event will be in charge of the organization of the Festival. At each selected company will be paid, after the presentation of an invoice, a fee that has to be agreed and will be guaranteed the possibility of lodging at an affiliated guesthouse (just for the people working in the performance).

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