La Mama In April: Venice In Love & Intro to Commedia Workshop

RosaPerformances, Venice In Love, Workshops

Our next production, The Servant of Two Masters, premieres this July at La Mama as part of the VCE Theatre Studies Playlist. To help us raise funds for this production we are holding a special performance of our hit touring production of 2015, Venice In Love at La Mama Carlton. The performance will be followed in the afternoon by an Introduction to Commedia Dell’Arte workshop for Teachers and Actors. We hope you can join us for some interactive and hilarious fun.


‘Venice in Love’ Created and Performed by Christian Bagin and Rosa Campagnaro *

“…farcical moments and frequently side-splitting humour.” Stage Whispers

11.00am @ La Mama Courthouse (349 Drummond Street, Carlton)

* This is a fundraising event for our VCE Playlist Season of ‘The Servant of Two Masters’ @ La Mama (13-31st July).

Tickets: $15.00
Bookings: Book Online at Trybooking
Phone: (03) 9347 6142

followed by…


WORKSHOP 1pm-4pm:

Commedia dell’Arte Workshop with Rosa Campagnaro
1.00pm-4.00pm @ La Mama Courthouse (349 Drummond Street, Carlton)

Commedia dell’Arte Workshop for Teachers of Drama with Rosa Campagnaro

This program is designed for theatre educators and actors to experience this exciting and stylised Italian theatrical tradition.

  • Participants will immerse themselves in the imaginative world of commedia by experimenting with masks, improvisation, voice, movement and script.
  • Participants will place this style of theatre in a relevant cultural and historical context.
  • Discover the importance of ‘play’ and improvisation as an essential skill for actors and all performance styles.
  • Analyse and play with the various traditional leather commedia masks and stock characters.
  • Explore the masks’ animal features and how the actor can use this to develop character physicality and voice
  • Transfer commedia techniques and conventions to other performance styles.

Workshop bookings and enquirers Maureen Hartley, La Mama Learning Producer
Phone: (03) 9347 6142 / Email:
Workshop fee: $80.00 full / $65.00 concession