First day of the tour: Mute
It seems easy to be supportive... #1Continue reading
How do they laugh in Africa? #2Continue reading
Simone, do you want to go to Mozambique? #3Continue reading
I am going to Mozambique! But to do what? #4Continue reading
The meetings #5Continue reading
Where do I start? #6Continue reading
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The first contacts with Mozambique #8Continue reading
Agenda first mission in Mozambique #9Continue reading
First mission: arrival in Maputo #1Continue reading
But where am I? #2Continue reading
Meeting with Alvim Cossa #3Continue reading
Teatro do Oprimido Show #4Continue reading
Meeting with the Machaka Association #5Continue reading
The Show by the Machaka Group #6Continue reading
Manuela Soeiro and the Avenida Theater #7Continue reading
Gonçalo Mabunda #8Continue reading
Meeting with the Luarte Association #9Continue reading
Luarte Show #10Continue reading
Maputo - Pemba Journey #11Continue reading
Vitor Raposo #12Continue reading
Pemba – Palma Trip #13Continue reading
Visit to the village of Quionga #14Continue reading
Visit to the village of Quirindi #15Continue reading
That wonderful beach! #16Continue reading
Visit to the village of Pundanhar #17Continue reading
The Mamãe Kit #18Continue reading
Visit to the hospital in Palma #19Continue reading
Return to Italy #20Continue reading
The project continues! #1Continue reading
How many meetings are we going to have?!? #2Continue reading
Agenda second mission in Mozambique #3Continue reading
Second mission in Mozambique, arrival at Pemba #4Continue reading
Felix Mambucho #5Continue reading
Performance Vitor Raposo and the Tambo Tambulani Tambo company #6Continue reading
Pemba – Palma Trip #7Continue reading
Performances at Palma, on with the casting! No, stop! #8Continue reading
Grupo do funzionarios #9Content Continue reading
Performances (and casting) in the village of Pundanhar #10Continue reading
Performances (and casting) in the village of Quionga #11Content Continue reading
Selecting the actors for the Italian stages #12Continue reading
Are you ready to come to Italy? #13Continue reading
The return to Italy and end of the second mission #14Continue reading
Preparing for the first training period at Alcatraz #1Continue reading
Arrival at the Libera Università di Alcatraz #2Continue reading
We begin! #3Continue reading
Mario Pirovano #4Continue reading
Acting with Mario Pirovano #5Continue reading
Arms going up on their own! #6Continue reading
A dive into the theatre #7Continue reading
Let’s tell a love story! #8Continue reading
Being an actor is hard work #9Continue reading
What days! #10Continue reading
O falso médico! #11Continue reading
We all go shopping! #12Continue reading
The performance takes shape #13Continue reading
We need an ultrasound! #14Continue reading
Rome has never been so beautiful! #15Continue reading
Second training session: the first day... #1Continue reading
The return of the Mozambicans #2Continue reading
A tragic day #3Continue reading
Memory tests with Mario Pirovano #4Continue reading
Rehearsals, rehearsals, rehearsals… and that script in 3 languages… #5Continue reading
First reading of the script in Swahili #6Continue reading
Just for a change, we rehearse... #7Continue reading
That damned video! #8Continue reading
In and around Perugia #9Continue reading
The last rehearsals #10Continue reading
Action! #11Continue reading
Changes to the show? Change the title?!? #1Continue reading
Confusion in Fatima’s House #2Continue reading
Preparation of the stage design #3Continue reading
Ready to go (again)? #1Continue reading
Arrival at Pemba #2Continue reading
At Palma under the palm trees (wet!) #3Continue reading
First day of the tour: Mute #4Continue reading
Second day of the tour: Pundanhar #5Continue reading
Third day of the tour: Quionga #6Continue reading
Fourth day of the tour: Palma #7Continue reading
Fifth day of the tour: Olumbe #8Continue reading
Thank you Mozambique, thank you so much! #9Continue reading
4:37 in the morning: I’m not nervous at all!
5:42 in the morning: had a shower, backpack ready. The alarm clock is, ironically, set for 8 am.
Today is the first day of the tour…the tour, this strange single word, understood the whole world over, is about to become reality. In a few hours, in the village of Mute, the Il Teatro Fa Bene theatre company will make its debut, performing “Confusion in Fatima’s house”, written by Jacopo Fo and Mario Pirovano, and acted in Swahili by a group of Mozambican actors, selected and trained to make the rural village populations more aware of maternal-infant health through comedy.
In a few hours all these words will become reality, I can’t believe it, we’ll be going on stage!
I’ve spent the last three months preparing everything, I’ve got hundreds of rolls of adhesive tape, spanners, pliers, the scenery, the health sheets for after the performance, yes, it’s all ready, but the actors? Will the actors be ready?
10.30 the pick-up loads, the material’s here, the actors too, props present, also speakers. Oliviero’s here! The video troupe is here!
The ladder, I’ve forgotten the ladder!!!
5.30 pm, just a little after sunset.
It was…it was WOW! What I mean is, we put on the performance! The actors acted, the audience laughed, I changed the scenery, they didn’t throw vegetables, actually the audience arrived as soon as we arrived with the cars, and left when we left. They remained seated, watching us mount the scenery, fit everything, act, dismantle and leave.
It was WOW! Yes, I’m extra excited, extremely happy. There were some mistakes, tomorrow we’ll sort them out, but the audience laughed, they were laughing!!! There were roughly 500 people, lots of children, lots of women: the type of audience we were aiming for!
And when the false doctor Mussa, Adelino Cuba, entered, there were gales of laughter, and from that point the performance took off, it couldn’t have gone any better!
It was wonderful…Who knows why I’m so tired now?!?