Atelier Scimmie Nude great classics,
Scimmie Nude presents
SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR
By Luigi Pirandello
Directed by Gaddo Bagnoli
Director Assistant Stefano Barra
with Carla Almirante, Salvatore Aronica, Stefano Barra, Pietro Donà,
Camilla Giacometti, Elena Inserra, Francesca Zucca
Photo by Margherita Busacca
Video by Lisa Cerri
Scimmie Nude Management
Produced by Atelier Scimmie Nude (2015)
“The desire to create an artistic project on this work comes about from the awareness that, since its first appearance in 1921, it has changed the way of understanding the theatre itself. Not only this, it has also influenced world culture thanks to its fundamental subject-matter: the contrast between ‘form’ and ‘life’ as the root of human dramas.
The work adopts a humorous point of view, proposing a mix of tragedy and comedy. It shows us the never-ending forms of reality and its intimate relativity, underlined by the fact that each actor interprets more than one character, in a continuous changeover of roles made clear to the audience by the recurring costume items.
The Scimmie Nude company has been dealing with Man and his individual perception of the world for many years, and it is precisely the relationship between our singularity and everything that surrounds us that gives rise to our unease with existence. This is what prompted us to undertake this long and compelling path, a year-long journey of work in which the characters meet and clash. Above all, however, it provides an important moment of reflection for the artists and the public who, through the theatre, can feel the probing investigation into themselves and their relationship with others.”
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The Scimmie Nude Atelier company is a group of professional actors who are graduates from the Scimmie Nude Theatre School in Milan.
The Scimmie Nude Atelier training course is headed by Gaddo Bagnoli, artistic director of the principal company, Scimmie Nude. The Atelier makes up the fourth and last year of the course, its aim to train young actors in the main company’s working methods and theatrical language. It is the didactic and professional research tool that year on year contributes to the Scimmie Nude’s artistic evolution.
The goal of the Scimmie Nude Atelier is therefore to create a team of young actors and to produce plays that can represent the results of their theatrical research. By so doing, it sets out to guarantee a basis for the actors’ professional careers ahead.
From 2014 to date, the work of the Scimmie Nude Atelier company has concentrated on the great classics, producing professional plays that are offered for distribution, also in schools, with the administrative and organizational support of the Associazione Scimmie Nude.
From 2014, “Inferno” from the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri,
from 2015, “Six Characters in Search of an Author” by Luigi Pirandello,
from 2016, “Iliad” by Homer,
from 2017, “Aeneid” by Virgilio.
Teatro Edi Barrio’s, June 14th, 2015, Milan
Spazio Scimmie Nude, October 9th, 2015, Milan
Spazio Scimmie Nude, Le Domeniche di Spettacolo, April 10th, 2016, Milan
Festival ExPolis, May 24th, 2016, Milan
Translation by Karen Whittle.