Publications of the Barba Varley Foundation

Third Theatre. A battle cry

The texts collected in the book analyse strategies, methods and resources of a poor art that constantly seeks spaces of autonomy and survival.

Eugenio Barba, Franco Ruffini , Nicola Savarese and Julia Varley reveal the Third Theatre identity through the history of groups, individuals and territories belonging to a theatrical archipelago that is still very extensive and far from the entertainment market.

In this mysterious cultural ecosystem a common battle cry resounds in support of freedom, equality and collective participation.

The book, edited by Claudio La Camera , was published by the La Bussola publishing house, under the patronage of Ipazia Production, on July 26, 2021.

Terzo teatro, un grido di battaglia

JTA – Journal of Theatre Anthropology

Among the activities relating to publications, the Barba Varley Foundation supports Journal of Theater Anthropology founded by Eugenio Barba (

JTA is published annually in digital format with open access. It is published in paper form every March by Mimesis Edizioni (Milan).

Conceived as a part of a broad project on sharing knowledge on actors’ techniques, JTA is published under the auspices of International School of Theatre Anthropology (ISTA/NG), with the support of the Fondazione Barba Varley, in collaboration with Odin Teatret Archives and with the Centre for Theatre Laboratory Studies Department of Aarhus University (Denmark).