ALMA is an inclusive theatre project for young people between the ages of 12 and 17 with severe mental health disorders. ALMA Project is also dedicated to teaching theatre as a creative and expressive language.
ALMA combines two main activities: the first is a theatre school with a duration of 6 months to empower young people and to teach them various performance languages. The second is the creation of a theatre company, with the aim of producing regular, high-quality plays for touring around the professional performing arts circuits. Both these activities combine learning and creation to enable an intense transformative experience through creativity. The space where the workshops are held is the Casa Sagnier in Barcelona, a leisure space for young people which is made available free of charge for this project. The activity is voluntary and free for all young people.
Anton Coimbra is the founder of ALMA Project. He is a social worker, musician and theatre director and trained in live theatre at the Jessica Walker Laboratory School; in direction, clown and buffoon in the École Philippe Gaulier of Paris, and later in Sensory Theater with Teatro de los Sentidos of Enrique Vargas. He also leads the multidisciplinary company Ultimo Comboio where he combines photography, installation, sound creation, theatre of objects and social action. He holds regular workshops on Sensory Theater at the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital in Barcelona.