1439 St. Catherine Street West
Directed by Cristina Iovita
Director and playwright, founder of Le Theatre de l’Utopie at Montreal. Graduate of UNATC I.L.Caragiale Bucharest, Master of Arts Emerson College, Boston, PHD in Humanities, Concordia University, Montreal, Iovita specializes in the recovery of the acting codes of the commedia dell’arte and the theatre of Romanticism. As Artistic Director of Le Theatre de l’Utopie (1999-present) she has written, directed and produced the majority of the shows that have defined the style of the company among which “Jacques le fataliste” after D. Diderot. (2002), “Philosophes et guerriers” after Ruzante and Plato (2005), “Moliere en hiver” after Moliere (2006), “Mundo Tango” after J.L. Borges and R.Garcia (2007), “Hamlet, un temoignage” after W. Shakespeare (2009), “Le costume neuf de l’empereur” after H.C.Andersen (2010) “Leonce and Lena” By Georg Buchner (2013). Iovita has taught and directed at the NTS (1997-1999) and Concordia University (2006-2016) as well as given commedia dell’arte and gestural theatre workshops for professional actors all across Canada. “Îl campiello” is her fifth directing project at Concordia University following “Mistero Buffo”by Dario Fo (2016), “The Islands of Love”By Marivaux (2013), “Witchcraft”By J.Baillie (2011), “Marat-Sade” By P.Weiss (1997).