Stefano Accorsi is the new Artistic Director of the Fondazione Teatro della Toscana
The target? To make the Theatre of Tuscany a real European institution
Blowing air of renewal in the Teatro della Toscana, President Tommaso Sacchi and General Manager Marco Giorgetti announce the appointment of Stefano Accorsi as Artistic Director of the Fondazione Teatro della Toscana, with its Teatro della Pergola in Florence, for the three-year period 2021-2023.
The Italian actor and director, born in Bologna on 2 March 1971, will become, from 2021, "the Foundation's cultural reference point for the activities of the ministerial project, a propulsive and strengthening figure of a perspective already solidly initiated by the General Manager Marco Giorgetti and which has received renewed support and impetus from President Tommaso Sacchi as 'Gateway to Europe', and therefore a place of international residencies, co-productions with the great European theatres, and hospitality for the major protagonists of contemporary theatre".
For this occasion we publish an exclusive interview with the actor, met during the staging of his "Orlando Furioso" at the ancient Teatro della Pergola.
Why does an established film actor choose to do theater?
Simple, I like acting. In theatre there is, different from cinema, the adrenaline, the contact with the audience with whom you come to create a real dialogue that makes the show a unique event every night. For me, who was born in cinema, this experience was a great revelation.
Bologna-Florence one hour by train...
Eh, you know how many times I rode the Intercity to Florence when I was in high school in Bologna. The trip is short, but in the middle is the Apennines, everything changes radically, the people, the food, the overall view.
But do you like Florence even if it's very different from Bologna?
Once when I was jogging along the Lungarni I found myself almost without realizing it in a suburban neighborhood, it was not nice I know, but those buildings, the life that took place inside, attracted me like a vortex.
In the world of cinema do you have any friends connected to Tuscany?
Vittoria Puccini is from Florence, Laura Morante is also from Tuscany, Sergio Castelletto has a house in San Casciano dei Bagni. I also have friends in Bolgheri and Montalcino.
Apart from cinema, what are your passions?
I love reading, I love running and, as a good Emilian, I love motorbikes.
How can you be good, famous and cool, and not be disliked either by the public, critics or colleagues?
By loving what you do and respecting others.
If you hadn't been an actor, what would you have done?
Who knows maybe a printer like my father.