Accessibility 2023

In this edition, Short Theatre continues to implement a series of gestures aimed at broadening the festival’s accessibility, experimenting with possibilities and solutions to make the world of the arts a more accessible place, both in the direction of programming for artists with disabilities and with actions aimed at the public with disabilities, also thanks to the network of collaborations with realities active in the territory.

Fundamental in this process is the contribution of the Fondazione Alta Mane Italia, which is renewed for the second year, and the project Insieme Siamo Arte 2023 realised by Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale and ATCL. Contributions that have enabled Short Theatre to organise workshops for people with disabilities (Sotto il sotto del bosco by Chiara Bersani and The Environment We Feel curated by Leonardo Zaccone and Giuseppe Silvi) as well as the meeting Piegare l’orologio: la disabilità subverste le arti, at the Teatro India on 16 September. A training meeting open to the public during which a shared reflection will be proposed with cultural operatorsə and curatorsə, activists and artists of the P.A.C. network on the accessibility of contemporary arts, with the intention of dispelling beliefs and prejudices dictated by the abilist agenda and with interventions by expertsǝ and testimonies, including Marta Agopar for the Istituto Sant’Alessio, which deals with Dance Therapy Clinic.

The staff of Short Theatre has been following a training course on accessibility since 2022, with meetings on more general themes and issues and others aimed at individual aspects of the organisation and communication of the festival. These moments were organised thanks to the support of Al.Di.Qua.Artists, the first Italian association of disabled workers in the world of performing arts, and the Istituto Sant’Alessio.

We would also like to thank Francesco Gasparri, Susanna Di Pietra, and Gloria Antognozzi / CODA Italia for the accompaniment and LIS translation.

The public with disabilities may purchase a reduced ticket and request free admission for any accompanying persons by writing to