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Casa bombardata

Bombed House

by Claudia Donzelli

Text registered at the SIAE (Italian Society of Authors and Publishers) – DOR Section – 2011

Bombed House explores the actual conditions of life of young generations in Italy, due to the economic crisis and the lack of opportunities, how this affects everyday life, and its aftermaths.

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A study for the first scene was presented at the IT Festival (Independent Theatre Festival), Expo in Città event, at the Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, on the 14th and 15th of May 2015,
and it premiered at the Festival Inventaria about contemporary dramaturgy at the Teatro dell’Orologio, Rome, on the 14th of May 2014, directed and performed by Claudia Donzelli (cf. photos).

This is the introduction to the event from the Italian brochure translated into English:

Casa bombardata deals with the living conditions of persons of my generation, “the betrayed generation”, due to the economic and social situation in our country, persons who constantly live in an emergency situation, as if we were in some war, where it doesn’t seem likely to hypothesize and build a future: forced cohabitation, precariousness, regression to lifestyles of our ancestors for lack of means, and the effects of this situation prolonged in time on the psyche, like a war trauma, the idea of danger impending over our most intimate certainties, which should be inviolable, because on them human dignity is based. And also, to what extent the accumulation of frustrations can generate feelings of intolerance towards other people.

I wrote the text in the spring of 2011, in the climate that preceded the occupation of theatres in Italy. An excerpt was presented as a contribution at the Teatro Valle occupato (Rome) in the form of a recital on the 29th of June 2011, while some situations in the text were tackled with a group of actors I had met at Thomas Ostermeier’s workshop at the Biennale di Venezia in 2010, whom I met again in Berlin in the August of 2011 for a project which was called Revolution & Change, where everyone had the chance to take one’s proposal of work on the given theme. For the Festival Inventaria the first scene will be studied.”

Italian brochure


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