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LAST PRISONER  

 One act play inspired by the real life story of Andras Tomas.

Written, directed, and designed by Valentina Ricci, with the collaboration of the actress Elena Sbardella. 

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Education and Training

I was born in Florence, Italy. I trained as an actress with a regional theatre company: Centro di Teatro Internazionale, based on the Russian school.  While designing sets and props and acting for the company shows I was also studying at the Academy of Fine Arts (BA Maestro in Scenografia -Florence). In Venice, I took a Master ( MA Theatre Design - University of Architecture of Venice - Two years course). 

I graduated with the devised project "The Last Prisoner".  then moved to London and attended the Motley School. 

 

Apprenticeships: 

Awarded a grant for an apprenticeship in set design for the contemporary dance performance La Cité Radieuse, Ballet National De Marseille, Parma, Italy. (2006); Awarded a grant for an apprenticeship in Costume Design for the opera Attila by Giuseppe Verdi,  Fenice Theatre, Venice, Italy. (2005)

 

Among assisting work:

The Happy Prince, Musical Workshop, produced by The Stable, designer Klara Zieglerova, Jerwood Space, London 2015; Orpheus in The Underworld by J. Offenbach, designer Bretta Gereke, Trinity College. London 2013 ; La Rondine by Giacomo Puccini, designer Sue Willmington, La Fenice (2008); The Changeling by Thomas Middleton & William Rowley, designer Vera Marzot, Teatro Stabile di Torino, Italy (2007); Antigone by Sophocles, designer Vera Marzot, Teatro Stabile di Torino, Torino, Italy 2007