Io Non Sono Nessuno is Emilia Verginelli’s first project and it originates from an observation of relationships, what they are beyond definitions and ties of blood and how the concept of family is redefined through community. A puzzle of intertwined relationships, originated through a collection of interviews, tries to redefine the concept of ‘role’. On stage with Michael Schermi and the break dancer Muradif Hrustic. Io Non Sono Nessuno (I Am Nobody) arrives in preview at Short Theatre 2020 and will debut in December at Santarcangelo Festival 2050 – Winter is Coming.
“Io Non Sono Nessuno is a collection of my experiences as a volunteer theater teacher in a group home. It illustrates my relationship with some of the children who live there, and especially with Muradif. It enters this place, a ‘home’ to those who don’t have one, where the primordial roles of ‘mother- father-son’ are replaced by those of educators, legal guardians, lawyers, social workers, nuns, judges, adoptive parents, psychologists, volunteers… What do all these roles mean?
What do they define? What is a role?
These questions are the starting point of a theatrical investigation of human relationships, which unfolds through interviews with Muradif, Michele, Daniele, Marilu, Siham and Pasquale, my Dad. Are we inextricably tied to the roles we play, or can we live without them? On a theater stage, the roles become a game of disguises that we can do and undo, to reinvent our memories or redefine our identities.
Io Non Sono Nessuno employs a distinct theatrical language that takes shape through interviews, breakdancing, and portrayals of shared experiences that explore multiple viewpoints.”
Io Non Sono Nessuno has reached the final of Premio scenario 2019.