top of page
Welcome

WELCOME TO THE
ENGLISH
THEATRE
OF RO
ME

For Website.png
SERVING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMMUNITY IN ROME SINCE 1996

The English Theatre of Rome, a division of Ford Entertainment, is dedicated to spring-boarding artists in the Eternal City by producing full seasons of theatrical work in English.

From October to June, our repertory spans five categories: a classical piece, a contemporary play, a world premiere, the work of a featured female writer, and a bilingual production. Each season is curated to introduce a new author to Roman audiences, revitalize a classic, and amplify the voice of a female playwright.

For more than a quarter century, our company has served as a vital platform for directors, playwrights, performers, designers, and technicians from across the globe to showcase their talents to international audiences in the heart of Rome.

Up Next
ETR background frig.png

 UP NEXT : FOMO Festival

FOMO working poster 4_edited_edited.jpg

We're thrilled to announce the return of our biannual original monologue show, this year titled FOMO FESTIVAL!  The English Theatre of Rome welcomes a team of ten creatives who will present a dozen brand-spanking new monologues, all responding to the theme of FOMO...

               THE FEAR OF MISSING OUT.

This eclectic mix of solo performance, readings, presentations, and discussion is an ETR celebration of new works and new voices on stage!  Another quirky, fresh feature of FOMO Festival is that admission is complimentary.

Three shows, one night only!

   TUESDAY, 23 APRIL

 

Shows at 6:00 PM | 8:00 PM | 10:00 PM

FOMO Festival will be presented at Il Cantiere in Trastevere, Via Gustavo Modena, 92, 00153 Roma.

FEATURING

Alberto Albertino Spoon River_edited.jpg
Alexandra.jpg
Headshot.png
Kate Carr.jpg
Bill HS_edited.jpg
Fergus Head.jpg

Alberto Albertino

Alexandra Anthony

Nicoletta Brunelli

Kate Carr

Bill Guion

Fergus Head

IMG-20231210-WA0067.jpg
Maxie HS.jpg
ROBERTO - Document Name-grande_7_edited.jpg
Agnese Troccoli.jpg
Merel Van Dijk.jpg

Roberto Ferrara

Agnese Troccoli

Merel van Dijk

Koosha Jalilian

FOMO final poster.png

We're thrilled to announce the return of our biannual original monologue show, this year titled FOMO FESTIVAL!  The English Theatre of Rome welcomes a team of ten creatives who will present a dozen brand-spanking new monologues, all responding to the theme of FOMO...

               THE FEAR OF MISSING OUT.

This eclectic mix of solo performance, readings, presentations, and discussion is an ETR celebration of new works and new voices on stage!  Another quirky, fresh feature of FOMO Festival is that admission is complimentary.

Three shows, one night only!

   TUESDAY, 23 APRIL

 

Shows at 6:00 PM | 8:00 PM | 10:00 PM

  FEATURING WORK BY

Lisa Beer

Roberto Ferrara

Hannah Knauf

Antonella Nifosi

Sile O'Broin

Jane Trina

Lisa Tucci

Emily White

DIRECTED BY ALBA de la CRUZ GARCIA

DRAMATURGY BY LISA TUCCI

PRODUCED BY GABY FORD

Prod History

PRODUCTION HISTORY

masks.png

Over the course of more than 25 years, ETR has staged hundreds of pieces in a wide variety of genres and styles. Some highlights include:

the celebrated Roman premiere of Sara Ruhl's "Eurydice" (2023) helmed by American guest director Carl Granieri,  a trio of blockbuster hits, the all-female "Macbeth" (2022), "Richard III" (2018), and "Hamlet" (2016), all directed by Douglas Dean; "The Great Gatsby" (2012) co-directed by Ford, Saragnese, and Zimmelman; the standing-room only production of Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party" (2009) directed by Gaby Ford; British deaf comedian Steve Day's Italian premiere, with simultaneous Italian sign translation as a fundraiser for the Robert Wirth foundation (2005, 2007); the world premiere of "The Moths" (2008); the award winning "Ophelia" (2006), devised and directed by Dustin Wills; a sold out and extended presentation of Donald Margolies' "Dinner With Friends" (2004) directed by Harriet Power; the world premiere of "Freudian Slips and Other Underwear" (2003) by Alexia Murray and Nick Nicolosi, directed by Dyanne White, which was remounted in Italian at Teatro Colosseo and for the third year running at Teatro dei Servi; David Ives’ "Universal Language" (2000), our first bilingual production, for the prestigious Cremona Theatre Festival which honored then-emerging director Aureliano Tristan Amadei; and a collaboration with Imogen Kusch whose "Marathon" (1999) by Eduardo Erba won her the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s "Scotsman’s Award" (1999).

Notable awards and recognitions include: the Outstanding Cultural Contribution Award from the American International Club in Rome (2005); the 50/50 Applause Award from The International Centre for Women in 2013, 2014, and 2016 for our continued commitment to producing the work of female playwrights; the Federation of Women's Associations Overseas selection of founder Gaby Ford for the Outstanding Women Abroad Award honoring her visionary work in creating and leading ETR (2007); and the International Women's Leadership Association honoring Ford and the English Theatre of Rome for Women of Outstanding Leadership (2015).
 

Piercing

ARCILIUTO

transparency 5.png

Since 2004, ETR has had its home base at Teatro Arciliuto, located inside Palazzo Chiovenda, an ancient sixteenth-century residence in Piazza di Montevecchio. Built in the early 16th century by merging pre-existing structures based on a project by Baldassarre Peruzzi, a disciple of Raphael, the building rests on the ancient structures of a 2nd century Roman villa, the remains of which are still visible in the performance space.

Today, the building serves as an evocative, subterranean music and theatre venue. The intimacy of its 70-seat, three-quarter thrust configuration brings actors and audiences together in thrilling and complex ways. To learn more about Arciliuto, click on the image.

Arciliuto.png
Contact
ETR Logo (White)_edited.png

CONTACT US

MAIN OFFICES

Ford Entertainment

Piazza Calabria 2, Bomarzo, IT 01020

Company Inquiries: +39.346.361.2209

Info: rometheatre@gmail.com

BOX OFFICE

Ticketing: +39.344.466.7900

englishtheatreromemarketing@gmail.com

 

 

 

Thanks for submitting!

© 2023 Gaby Ford and The English Theatre of Rome

Ticket Anchor
bottom of page