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Wednesday 9 | 7:30 pm
Thursday 10 | 8:30 pm
La Pelanda – Teatro 1
1h 15’

in Italian with English surtitles

10€ - 7€ (under 30 - over 60) + 1€ presale fee

Emilia Verginelli

Io Non Sono Nessuno - anteprima

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 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.

Emilia Verginelli was born in Rome, she completed her studies in the United States. She studied theater with Ragnar Freidank, Declan Donnellan, Fabrice Murgia, Natalie Beasse, Thomas Ostermeier, Daria Deflorian, Lucia Calamaro, Fanny and Alexander. She also trained as a dancer with Julie Stanzak of the Pina Bausch Company, and Gabriella Garrizo of the Peeping Tom Dance Company.
In 2003, she created an ongoing theatrical workshop that takes place within group homes overseen by the Juvenile courts of Rome. She’s the founder of The Gruppo Sorriso Roma Onlus. Emilia has also worked on camera since 2004, acting in feature films directed by Carlos Saura, Asia Argento, Paolo Virzi’ and Daniele Lucchetti among others, and in TV shows including Squadra Antimafia and  in 2010 she created Fivizzano27, a private, indipendently funded  artist collective located in the heart of Rome’s Pigneto neighborhood.

by Emilia Verginelli
with Muradif Hrustic, Michael Schermi, Emilia Verginelli  
audio and video contributions Pasquale Verginelli, Daniele Grassi, Marilù Rebecchini, Siham El Hadef  
lights design Camila Chiozza
dramaturgy collaboration Luisa Merloni  
assistant director Brianda Carreras  
assistant scenography Gioia Salvatori e Aglaia Mora  
post-producyion Matteo Delai  
communication Federica Zacchia 
stage photography Claudia Pajewski 
production 369gradi
co-production Santarcangelo Festival 
supported by fivizzano27, Angelo Mai/Bluemotion, carrozzerie| n.o.t, mixò ass.culturale 
in collaboration with Teatro Di Roma – Teatro Nazionale
© Claudia Pajewski