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A project by Arditodesio Theatre Company

Jet propulsion Theatre
The Human side of Science / Il Lato Umano della Scienza

JPT is a Permanent Laboratory of the Arditodesìo Theatre Company for the theatrical creation connected to science, the people of science and the scientific tale. Arditodesìo is a well known Italian professional theatre company. The project was started in 2012 by Andrea Brunello and Stefano Oss.
JPT aims to narrate science by means of theatre and artistic expression, to develop a sense of curiosity and wonder, a thirst for knowledge, and to allow a better comprehension of the scientific world, the people that live it, the results of science and, bottom line, to better understand our present and future. JPT develops the concept of “outreach”!

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JPT è un Laboratorio Permanente della Compagnia Arditodesìo per la creazione teatrale collegata alla scienza, la gente della scienza e il racconto scientifico. Arditodesìo è una compagnia teatrale professionale italiana ben conosciuta. Il progetto è stato avviato nel 2012 da Andrea Brunello e Stefano Oss.
JPT si propone di raccontare la scienza attraverso il teatro e l’espressione artistica, di sviluppare un senso di curiosità e meraviglia, sete di conoscenza, e consentire una migliore comprensione del mondo scientifico, le persone che lo vivono, i risultati della scienza e in ultima analisi il nostro presente e futuro. JPT sviluppa concretamente il concetto di “outreach”!

Theatre of Wonder Festival

Teatro della Meraviglia is a festival of theatre and science narration organized in Trento (Italy) by Jet Propulsion Theatre / Arditodesìo Theatre Company, Teatro Portland, the University of Trento and the Opera Universitaria.

The first “pilot” edition was organized in January 2017 while the second edition took place in February and March 2018. All together more than 3000 people attended the two editions for what has been considered a tremendously successful festival whose format can be replicated in other cities and Universities. As a matter of fact, we are currently setting up the conditions to create an International Project centered upon the Festival. The expertise gained in organizing the first two editions and the results that were obtained have given us the confidence that the format has the potential to become widespread throughout Europe.

In Trento we managed to move hundreds of students and to motivate many of them to act as volunteers during the festival. Many of the audience members have come to each and every event and all in all we have been overwhelmed by the emotional response that our science-theatre events have generated. The next edition of Teatro della Meraviglia is planned for February 2019.
For further information regarding the festival, visit www.teatrodellameraviglia.it

Fly Me To The Moon (2019)
Dreams, sometimes, do come true
I sogni, a volte, si avverano

Gli alberi ballano (2018)
At the moment GLI ALBERI BALLANO is performed only in Italian
Gli alberi ci parlano. Se solo fossimo capaci di capirli!

We, Robots / Noi, Robot (2018)
What does it mean Being Human?
Cosa vuol dire Essere Umano?

Pale Blue Dot / Pallido pallino blu (2015)
The climate. The Voyager. Our Planet. A revolution will save us. Or will it?
Il clima. Il Voyager. Il nostro Pianeta. Una rivoluzione ci salverà. Vero?

Taking out Grandpa / Torno indietro e uccido il nonno (2014)
A fast forward journey into Time
Un viaggio a tutta velocità dentro il Tempo...

The Principle of Uncertainty / Il Principio dell'Incertezza (2012)
Inspired by Richard Feynman and dedicated to our children
Ispirato da Richard Feynman e dedicato ai nostri figli

Augmented Lectures and theatrical jazz
What happens when science communication meets poetry, theatre, music, video, or figurative arts? What common ground can be found when you turn scientific storytelling into an artistic endeavour?

JPT concentrates its activities mainly in the production and distribution of theatrical works and plays.
But our expertise is available also in the following instances:
Il progetto JPT mette volentieri a disposizione le proprie competenze anche nella conduzione di...


Jet Propulsion Theatre is also about science communication and popularization.

- Storytelling workshop
- File PDF


Our productions are well suited for schools.
Le nostre produzioni sono pensate anche per le scuole.

- Proposte per le Scuole secondarie II grado (File PDF in Italian)

The science behind the plays/La scienza dietro gli spettacoli

- Conference lectures on the topics touched upon by the JPT plays.
- Incontri e approfondimenti legati ai temi toccati dalle produzioni JPT.

Ad Hoc projects for schools, festivals, museums and theatres. We are happy to put our expertise at use in specific ad hoc projects that can be requested of us.
Progetti ad hoc pensati per festival, musei, scuole. Siamo molto felici di mettere a disposizione le nostre competenze per sviluppare progetti speciali.

Where we have been/Dove siamo stati

JPT plays have been shown at a great number of venues, theatres, universities and schools.
Here we mention some:
Gli spettacoli JPT sono stati presentati in molti teatri, festival, università, scuole... Eccone alcune:

Edinburgh Festival Fringe, University of Warwick - U.K., University of Bordeaux - France, KU Leuven - Belgium, Université Catholique de Louvain - Belgium, University of Trento - Italy, University of Milan “Statale” - Italy, University of Milan “Bicocca” - Italy, University of Bergamo - Italy, University of Bologna - Italy, ECSITE Annual Conference - The Hague / Netherlands, Edinburgh International Science Festival, Draper Hall - London, Re-Logia Festival - Sofia, Bulgaria, Next Einstein Forum 2018 - Rwanda, Summer Scriptwriting Base - Bulgaria, Genoa Science Festival, BergamoScienza, Turin’s Theatre and Science, International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste - Italy, The Joint Research Center for the European Commission in Ispra/Varese - Italy, BOZAR - Brussels, Belgium, Sofia Science Festival - Bulgaria, Theatres, festivals and artistic events all over Italy and Europe.


Andrea Brunello, Ph.D.
Project Director
Direttore del progetto
a.brunello [at] jetpropulsiontheatre [dot] org

Prof. Stefano Oss
Scientific Advisor. Head of the Physical
Science Communication Laboratory of the Physics
Department of the University of Trento
Consulente Scientifico. Referente del Laboratorio di Comunicazione delle Scienze Fisiche
del Dipartimento di Fisica dell'Università degli Studi
di Trento

stefano.oss [at] unitn [dot] it

Pierre Echard
International Development
Sviluppo Internazionale
p.echard [at] jetpropulsiontheatre [dot] org

Francesca Pegoretti
Project administrator
f.pegoretti [at] jetpropulsiontheatre [dot] org

Arditodesìo Company
C/o Portland Theatre

Via Papiria, 8 38122 TN Italy
Tel (+39) 0461.924470
Mob (+39) 348.3985085
jpt [at] jetpropulsiontheatre [dot] org


Sponsor and Collaborations



The Ernest Solvay Fund managed by the
King Baudouin Foundation

The Regione Trentino Alto Adige

Trentino Province

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