Of all the arts, theatre is the one most difficult from an organising point of view. All too often, the experience of theatre is vexed with the search for space and the impossibility, for a group of people, to be together for hours and to do things, rehearse, talk, improvise.
Italy is a country full of theatres, but permanent or institutional structures for many reasons cannot give theatre its vital space. So theatre alternates the official with completely different, unique, alien places. Places where theatre becomes experience of daily life, sharing and exchange with other artists and projects.
Residencies are this: an opportunity not to be missed where life and theatre become a single thing, with no romantic meaning intended. This is what happens in Sabina with Lorenzo Cognatti and Roberta Palombo.
Actors, directors, artists bring their own projects and join together to rehearse, experiment, and live theatre completely. An experience in a place like this is simply unique.
There are no more boundaries and life exists around work. They are regenerating places where shows and performances are truly immersed in life. Thus it happens to come across elves, fairies and young people in love on a midsummer’s night without the need for stage settings or curtains; or two men wait for a third who doesn’t show up, or it may be that a family comes into a room and interrupts the rehearsals of a comedy by the usual Pirandello…
The story has been written by Nicola Ingenito, writer