The Teatro della Limonaia is located inside the Villa Corsi Salviati in the Municipality of Sesto Fiorentino, a cultured suburb of Florence. The old lemon greenhouse became a theatre in 1987 when the Compagnia Laboratorio Nove, led by Silvano Panichi, took over the space under the artistic direction of Barbara Nativi. Dimitri Milopulos has run the theatre since June 2005. The support of the Municipality of Sesto Fiorentino led to the creation of Intercity, an international festival connecting Florence to the world’s capitals: New York (1988), Moscow (1989), Stockholm (1990), Budapest (1991), Montreal (1992 e 1993), Madrid (1994), Lisbon (1995), London (1996 and 1997), Paris (1998 and 1999), Berlin (2000 and 2001), Athens (2002 and 2003), Sao Paulo (2004), Edinburgh (2005), and Toronto (2006).
Founded during the reign of the so-called teatro d’immagine (“image theatre”), Intercity helped bring the Italian public’s attention back to new international dramaturgy by translating and presenting over 80 new films and introducing directors like Kane, Chaurette, Lagarce, Ravenhill, Ridley, Belbel, Dubois, Crimp, Gomez, Garcia, Butterworth, Tremblay, Bouchard, Bukowsky, Von Mayenburg, Gieselemann, Walzer, and Dimitriadis. The films have screened both in Italy and abroad (France, Canada, Hungary, Soviet Union). In 2000 festival organisers hosted an international conference on Sarah Kane to which they invited European directors who have staged her works.
Teatro della Limonaia
Via Gramsci, 426
50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI)
Telefono e fax 055440852