Talk Show

10 September | h 7 pm | Carrozzerie n.o.t
11 September | h 7:30 pm | La Pelanda – Teatro 2
12 September | h 10:30 pm | La Pelanda – Teatro 1

performance / talk
1 h

in Italian

What do we talk about when we talk about live art?

This format responds to our need to meet other artists–in particular, artists who not only create works, but also stop to ask themselves what is the point of doing this job in an era of digital revolution. We will be sitting around a table with some of the most rigorous contemporary theatre playwrights to talk about the world of theatre with a due healthy of self-irony. What’s more, we will do this in a public arena as there is no such thing as ‘live art’ without the People’s Republic of the Audience.

A bit of reasoned talk and a bit of amused show, an hour of cultural gym on theatre, the fabulous invalid – as Orson Welles puts it – who is always on the verge of dying and never does.

10.09 Talk Show 1 // Antonio Tagliarini

11.09 Talk Show 2 // Daniele Timpano + Elvira Frosini

12.09 Talk Show 3 // Fabrizio Arcuri

Sotterraneo theatre company began working as a research collective in Florence in 2005. The group is comprised of long-term members as well as a cluster of collaborators whose numbers vary according to the project at hand. The resulting working group aims to investigate the linguistic possibilities of theater – a place characterized by a physical and intellectual time, both old and hopelessly contemporary. Sotterraneo likes to experiment with different formats, producing cross-cutting and stratified pieces in search of form and content. These range from front shows to site-specific performances, and tend to focus on today’s contradictions and dark sides. Further, Sotterraneo’s avant-pop approach seeks to narrate our times whilst striking a balance between the collective imagination and the most unconventional thinking. In this context, the stage is a place where citizenship is formed, as well as everyday gestures of culture testing the audience’s critical consciousness. After all, the audience is the company’s main interlocutor and at the heart of all their projects.
Sotterraneo have received some of the most important national and international theatre awards: in 2018 their piece Overload is nominated as best show for Ubu Prize.
In 2017 Sotteraneo enters the European network Apap – Performing Europe 2020 and in 2018 enters the European project Shift Key.


Admission is for Carrozzerie n.o.t members only
Spectators without membership will receive it without any additional cost

concept e direction Sotterraneo
on stage Sara Bonaventura, Claudio Cirri, Daniele Villa + 1 ospite
preparation Marco Santambrogio
props Francesco Silei
graphic Isabella Ahmadzadeh
production Sotterraneo
cooperation AttoDue
supported by Comune di Firenze, Regione Toscana, Mibact