Nathan !? based on G.E. Lessing and Elfriede Jelinek, directed by Nicolas Stefan, Comédie de Reims, Reims, France Nicolas Stemann confronted Nathan the Wise, the classic praise of religious tolerance, with one of Elfriede Jelinek’s texts on the Charlie Hebdo and the Bataclan attacks. The German stage director percussed the present with a great freedom in an inventive and musical production.
Lampedusa Way written and directed by Lina Prosa | Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa | Milan, Italy Lampedusa Way is the third and final “station” of the Trilogia del Naufragio by Lina Prosa, a painful journey through the drama of migration. It tells of the journey of Mahama and Saif, in search of the refugees Shauba and Mohamed. A search for lifeless bodies and a celebration of mourning: the end of a journey through a Mediterranean culture which is, perhaps, irremediably shattered. The Trilogia del Naufragio, a project dedicated to the drama of migration and created as a form of epic theatre, came to an end. Lampedusa Way in fact tells of the journey of Mahama and Saif, mentioned various times in the last two chapters, who come to the Sicilian island in search of the refugees Shauba and Mohamed.
ISO IN SOFIA Masterclass: Held by Margarita Mladenova and Ivan Dobchev Sfumato Theatre Laboratory Bulgaria, 2016
The ISO theatre collective met again in the context of the Small Season festival in Bulgaria to participate in a masterclass with artistic director Margarita Mladenova and Ivan Dobchev at the Sfumato Theatre Laboratory in Sofia. This time they mixed with five Bulgarian actors to work on Samuel Beckett’s “Not I”. Putting the masterclass in the context of the Small Season festival allowed these international actors to see productions from up-and-coming artists from all over Europe. Due to the intimate nature of the festival, it furthermore provided them with the opportunity to directly engage with all the artists on location, allowing for an excellent networking setting. Sergio Lo Gatto’s article The ISO Masterclass in Sofia. After Beckett, Towards a Genetics of Truth can be read in the UTE online theatre magazine conflict-zones.reviews
Three Years of Battle Union des Théâtres de l'Europe