Why? We will try to give at least two answers.
The History of Theatre in the second half of the 20th century cannot be recounted without considering the influence that university theatre, starting in the 1950s, has had on the revival of theatre full stop: it has certainly contributed to a serious challenge of the aesthetic of theatre and is at the origin of all off or alternative theatre.
Fundamentally, RITU has sought to be, and has been since the beginning (1983), a forum, a hub where people come from all over to see ‘like-minded types’ and compare methods, practices, ideas and dreams in a friendly atmosphere, in short, exchange views, addresses, friendship…
RITU isn’t a festival it’s a festive encounter.