Alex Cantarelli invented and created seminars/ateliers of Collective (creative) theatrical writing. It is a formula conceived for special events, university's convention or similar. All was born into the field of research about creativity and its rules, together with Physics of Complex System's chair of prof. Vittorio Loreto. A small group of people can attend to the seminars and at the end must perform (reading) the theatrical piece built together. The atelier has been developed in many conferences.
Creativity and evolution. Games, language, robots, life, art
The workshop begins with the idea of an experiment about the creation of stories through creativity. Participants become authors and actors in a play. The theatrical dialogue, however, will be a story of a specific nature. The “story” built in a scenic dialogue has a different linearity from the commonly written stories, plays or novels. Conceiving a laboratory, a workshop, a factory of theatrical texts, usually starts with an idea. According to some opinions, the theatrical text is nothing but a dialogical articulation of an idea, a topic that has its own introduction, development and conclusion. Whilst, normally the person who conducts a work of this kind, proposes a topic and the parameters first and teaches how to develop and articulate a play. Then, in my opinion, building a theatrical dialogue which, considering the parameters we specified, tries to articulate itself not worrying about adhering to a topic, to a setting, or to the specific development of a theme, is much more complex. Which is how my work is clearly different from those mentioned earlier. This won’t be a seminar of improvisation. Participants are not actors but authors / creators. They try to probe the possibilities of a dialogue to accept, among those proposed, the best ones for themselves and for the circumstances of the moment. Working to fix a process, participants experience the logic of an answer. They try to violate the anguish of the construction of new rules, though freer and freer and at times absurd, still playable and classified, new rules. They are therefore asked to describe, in addition to the text, even the mechanisms and rules that they are following and taking. So to offer it as a model or for changing them in return.