The Associazione Teatro Popolare di Sordevolo (Sordevolo Folk Theater Association) born first as a committee in 1850 and later turned into legally recognized association in 1992, is an independent charitable organization, non-partisan and non-denominational, that has the main purpose -fixed and mandatory- to maintain alive and perpetuate over time the ancient tradition of the Passion of Christ, ensuring its representation in the town of Sordevolo.
It has moreover the purpose of developing recreational and cultural activities in Sordevolo.
The Association is non-profit and, as provided by statute, donate to charity the profit of each representation.
Currently 160 members are part of the association, convened every year in ordinary assembly and convened in extraordinary assembly when necessary, but always every five years to approve the realization and the budget of an edition of the Passion play.
The assembly also elect a Directive Board, which includes seventeen members elected within the assembly, and remains in office for five years.
The Mayor of Sordevolo is by right member of the Directive Board. The board is vested with the widest powers, both for ordinary and extraordinary management of the association. Within it, the advisors elect a President, a Vice-president, an Artistic Director, a Treasurer and a Secretary.
Very relevant for the management of the association are the Study and Operational Commissions, which act in full autonomy and responsibility, respecting the guidelines of the board, given at the time of getting their mandate.
All the commission are chaired by the Director and led by a manager chosen from among the members of the Directive Board.
Currently, the study and operating commissions are the following: Promotion Commission – Amphitheatre Commission – Show/Performance Commission – Logistics Commission – Press and Social Network Commission – Tickets Commission – Budget Commission – Tailoring and Costumes Commission – Reception/Hospitality (Incoming) Commission, beside the Passion Museum Commission, and the Mercatino degli Angeli (Angels Market) Commission