wherever your creative path takes you, this is where it begins


The School's founder and director, Paola Coletto, is one of forty students in the world to have completed the pedagogical program as a teaching specialist under the French teacher Jacques Lecoq in Paris.

The coursework at The School is grounded in the European-based tradition of physical theatre, but many different experiences and approaches have contributed to shape the vision that brought The School to its current form: a laboratory for artistic and personal research.

Stemming from the founder’s professional sports background, actors at The School are considered to be like athletes on the field of creation, with an equal need for consistent training, exercising the tools of body and mind, in order to become sophisticated players.

What do we offer

A 6 months Professional Training Program in Padua, Italy tailored to use masks as training tool for the development of the performer’s tools: body and mind. Through discovery, experimentation, intense physical training and personal growth, The School prepares a foundation for students to become independent thinkers and creators.

A Summer Intensive for Theatre Educators also in Padua Italy and restricted to teachers only. This short-term program gives educators the opportunity to experience firsthand the transformative power of mask work while providing them with innovative exercises and new perspectives to enhance their curriculum.

Short and Longterm Physical Theatre Workshops offered worldwide.