What is a stage? It’s a place, you know? A place where people play at being real.
Che cos’è un palcoscenico? Mah, vedi? Un luogo dove si gioca a fare sul serio.
ZAVA Productions is a UK theatre production company founded in 2022.
We champion emerging writers and specialise in developing and producing original plays and musicals that reflect and question the society we live in, stimulating audiences' mind and helping them to understand more about the world around us and its diversity.
We are particularly interested in supporting inspiring works focusing on female voice and minority, ethnicity and gender discrimination, giving audiences the chance for a new awareness and perspective. We are convinced of the power of theatre and the arts to create social change.
We are dedicated to promoting Italian playwriters and composers to create a cultural exchange aiming to support and share stories that reflect universal experiences and enrich connections between Italian and international cultures.
Sabrina Zavaglio (she/her) is an Italian-born and London-based independent theatre producer and founder of ZAVA Productions.
She spent few years working for Stage Entertainment Italy developing her skills as theatre general manager for international musicals such as Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia!, Flashdance, Sister Act and Saturday Night Fever. Sabrina also worked freelance, being involved in the management of the organisational and logistic production-related matters for international concerts and private events. In London, she produced readings and two industry presentation workshops for independent producers and creative teams. Her most recent credits include Prince of Air - The Harry Houdini Musical, showcased at the Dome Room, Her Majesty’s Theatre, March 2022. She produced the UK presentation of HIDE and SEEK at VAULT Festival, February 2023.
As an Italian producer based in London, she is member of the British Italian Society, an organization that promote knowledge and understanding of Italian culture in the UK.
HIDE and SEEK premiered in London at VAULT Festival on February 2023 receiving sensational reviews.
HIDE and SEEK is a coming-of-age story about bullying, homophobia and the power of social media. How far would we go to get the love we crave? A moving, brutal and darkly entertaining play that pits two teenage boys against each other in the face of the homophobia and prejudice of their small Italian town.
HIDE and SEEK is a play by Tobia Rossi, winner of the 2019 Mario Fratti Award at In Scena! Italian Theatre Festival NY. Translated and directed by Carlotta Brentan, the worldwide premiere of the English translation was presented in May 2022 at The Tank in NYC.
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Miss I-Doll is an 80 minutes one-actress-one-pianist roaring musical comedy that, through the life of the characters, portrays circumstances and dynamics that illustrate the women’s role in the contemporary world and how the media play with it.
Miss I-Doll is a one woman musical comedy written by Tobia Rossi with music by Simone Manfredini. From a concept idea of Ilaria Fioravanti, it has been translated and adapted by Oliver Lidert. The original Italian version of Miss I-Doll had its debut in April 2022, and it is embarking on a national tour from summer 2023.
We live in a society without taboos, where bodies are overexposed, where the most intimate secrets are made public, where equality rights are supposed to be achieved. But… are we really free to be ourselves? Which are the new boundaries of what could be said and done?
State of Grace is a bizarre and eccentric adventure of a middle-age heroine. A comedy sci-fi musical about the absurd and extraordinary complexity of every human being, dealing every day with fears and weaknesses, fierce passions and desires of redemption. Inspired by a true story, this musical comedy will shake your beliefs about middle-age and sexuality.