"I do things, I see people." Italian movie director Nanni Moretti used this sentence in his movie "Ecce Bombo" to underline all those useless interests of 'fake' intellectuals. Instead the Teatrocose project, promoted by the Associazione Muses, aims at being a tool to "do something real" to improve our society by bringing more creativity in the Latium region. The goal is to bring the theatre and its numerous representations in prison. The main feature of the project is practice: inmates are involved in the whole implementation process of the show, at every stage: from dramatization to staging up. The focus is on the process and on backstage theat practice rather than on being physically on the stage and its final product; this becomes an opportunity to learn, discuss, meet and work together in a creative workshop.
Not surprisingly the theatre is also used extensively in psychology to learn about themselves and the others; often this aspect is unjustifiably underestimated. Escaping from everyday-life makes this process very natural. The initiative aims at achieving the play with the inmates identity, mixing the cards on the table, always wearing those different masks that people are forced to use in everyday life - and that Pirandello mentioned in his theatrical poetry as "The game of the parts "- which means coming out of inmates' roles and patterns to find out their are capable of doing different things as well as growing their self-confidence. Muses operates specifically in the prison of Cassino.