·The charm of the stage and the immediacy of contemporary languages·

Teatri Riflessi

INternational SHORT PLAY festival


Teatri Riflessi is a project that promotes the performing arts, stimulating the development of a dramaturgy capable of capturing the territory‘s needs, hopes, and desires. The ‘dramaturgy of the landscape’ hinges on comparing different territories and identities and perceiving culture as the expression and materialisation of diverse processes: historical, cultural, and social.
In this vision, artworks are the tokens of the diverse urges that originate from the landscape.

Teatri Riflessi wants to lift the curtain on the flowering of such artistic urges, promoting the exchange of ideas, practices, and models and offering professional and emerging artists an unusual stage to connect tradition and innovation.

Teatri Riflessi 8



TR7 icon




The project addresses cultural operators, performing arts students, and emerging artists.
The Call ‘TRLab – dramaturgy for the landscape‘ selects young artists willing to realise new original creations. Participants can benefit from tutorships and the support of a dedicated team of producers, managers and coordinators. The network of Teatri Riflessi provides training, feedback, and mobility. The project also trains professionals in cultural management, events planning, communication, cultural marketing, fundraising, dramaturgy, and staging.


TRScuole is a short play competition for secondary schools that includes workshops and laboratories whose aim is to address topics such as drama criticism, cultural consumption, and career opportunities in the performing arts industry.

The competition is also open to short plays in foreign languages, encouraging a reflection on interculturalism and the territories. 


At its 8th edition, Teatri Riflessi. International Short Play Festival is a competition for international artists and companies. Participants are asked to submit a short play, no matter the art language used: drama, poetry, or dance. Since its first edition in 2009, the festival has been promoting the short play format, encouraging a discussion on dramaturgy and enhancing the immediacy of contemporary art languages.

The project also stimulates a reflection on the landscape, connecting the stage to the representation of the artistic, cultural and social territory in unconventional spaces.

With a combination of culture and entertainment, the festival wants to attract a heterogeneous audience.


  • fostering the diffusion and distribution of the performing arts;
  • promoting discussions and comparisons with theatres, festivals, and networks in Italy and abroad;
  • stimulating the turnover of artists and cultural managers;
  • cultivating contemporary creativity and promoting the Sicilian territory.

Teatri Riflessi, the first event in the country focused on short plays, aims at increasing theatrical consumption of contemporary works thanks to:

  1. an innovative Festival for contemporary art languages; 
  2. the involvement of a large audience;
  3. audience development plans addressed to the new generations.
Teatri Riflessi icon

since 2009

Send via WhatsApp