Il Mutamento Zona Castalia is a professional theatre production company and nonprofit cultural association. It was founded in 1998 in Turin by theatre practitioner Giordano Amato.
The company presents original productions every year and organises cultural events featuring acclaimed Italian and international artists, most notably in its flagship annual Festival, ISAO (Il Sacro Attraverso l’Ordinario - “The Sacred Through the Ordinary”) that reached its 25th edition in 2018. Mutamento also organises many artistic workshops and labs for children, youth, migrants, disabled persons and others.
Mutamento is headquartered in the ex-cemetery San Pietro in Vincoli in Turin. The monument belongs to the City of Turin and has been conceded to Mutamento and two other cultural associations for the period of 10 years that will be shortly renewed. The complex includes a beautiful desacralised chapel redesigned into a theatrical space, catacombs, office spaces, a garden and a large courtyard.
Mutamento gathers a group of working members who deal with artistic, organisational and administrative issues on a daily basis. Next to Giordano Amato (dramaturg and director) and Eliana Cantone (actress and educator), key figures include Tiziana Mitrione (Director of Production) and Luca Lusso (the Association’s Treasurer who is an active local community organiser). Artists and professionals who have recently collaborated with Mutamento include actors Gabriele Zunino, Michela Di Martino, Serena Cossotto, Diego Coscia, Costanza Frolla, Alberto Pagliarino; dancer Antonella Usai, circus artists Elena Fresch and Matteo Mazzei; musicians Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo, Paul Beauchamp, Elisa Fighera and Julia Kent; technicians Federico Merula, Erwin Stainer, Agostino Nardella; and communication experts Federica Leone, Paola Galletto, Olga Osuchowska.
The artistic quality and operational capacity of Mutamento is recognised by the Italian Ministry of Culture (MIBAC) and other prestigious national and regional institutions from the public and private sectors.
Why are we going European?
- to develop a Creative Europe project,
- to find new partners,
- to grow our international network,
- to facilitate exchanges between artists and professionals on the international level.