Ready to go (again)?

It seems easy to be supportive... #1

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How do they laugh in Africa? #2

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Simone, do you want to go to Mozambique? #3

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I am going to Mozambique! But to do what? #4

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The meetings #5

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Where do I start? #6

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Meeting with

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The first contacts with Mozambique #8

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Agenda first mission in Mozambique #9

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First mission: arrival in Maputo #1

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But where am I? #2

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Meeting with Alvim Cossa #3

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Teatro do Oprimido Show #4

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Meeting with the Machaka Association #5

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The Show by the Machaka Group #6

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Manuela Soeiro and the Avenida Theater #7

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Gonçalo Mabunda #8

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Meeting with the Luarte Association #9

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Luarte Show #10

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Maputo - Pemba Journey #11

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Vitor Raposo #12

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Pemba – Palma Trip #13

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Visit to the village of Quionga #14

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Visit to the village of Quirindi #15

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That wonderful beach! #16

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Visit to the village of Pundanhar #17

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The Mamãe Kit #18

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Visit to the hospital in Palma #19

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Return to Italy #20

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The project continues! #1

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How many meetings are we going to have?!? #2

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Agenda second mission in Mozambique #3

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Second mission in Mozambique, arrival at Pemba #4

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Felix Mambucho #5

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Performance Vitor Raposo and the Tambo Tambulani Tambo company #6

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Pemba – Palma Trip #7

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Performances at Palma, on with the casting! No, stop! #8

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Grupo do funzionarios #9

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Performances (and casting) in the village of Pundanhar #10

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Performances (and casting) in the village of Quionga #11

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Selecting the actors for the Italian stages #12

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Are you ready to come to Italy? #13

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The return to Italy and end of the second mission #14

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Preparing for the first training period at Alcatraz #1

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Arrival at the Libera Università di Alcatraz #2

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We begin! #3

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Mario Pirovano #4

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Acting with Mario Pirovano #5

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Arms going up on their own! #6

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A dive into the theatre #7

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Let’s tell a love story! #8

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Being an actor is hard work #9

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What days! #10

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O falso médico! #11

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We all go shopping! #12

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The performance takes shape #13

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We need an ultrasound! #14

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Rome has never been so beautiful! #15

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Second training session: the first day... #1

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The return of the Mozambicans #2

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A tragic day #3

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Memory tests with Mario Pirovano #4

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Rehearsals, rehearsals, rehearsals… and that script in 3 languages… #5

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First reading of the script in Swahili #6

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Just for a change, we rehearse... #7

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That damned video! #8

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In and around Perugia #9

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The last rehearsals #10

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Action! #11

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Changes to the show? Change the title?!? #1

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Confusion in Fatima’s House #2

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Preparation of the stage design #3

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Ready to go (again)? #1

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Arrival at Pemba #2

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At Palma under the palm trees (wet!) #3

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First day of the tour: Mute #4

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Second day of the tour: Pundanhar #5

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Third day of the tour: Quionga #6

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Fourth day of the tour: Palma #7

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Fifth day of the tour: Olumbe #8

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Thank you Mozambique, thank you so much! #9

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73-ultima-missione-1Plane, you don’t scare me!!!

The day after tomorrow sees our return to Mozambique! We are at the last stage of the Il Teatro Fa Bene (Theatre is good for you) project, we will have the final rehearsals of the performance, adding the last modifications, and then we will tour the villages and Palma.

5 presentations in Swahili with scenery, informative health cards, costumes, props, everything…everything, it’s been my nightmare over these last weeks: do I have everything? Did I send everything? Is everything ready?

The two trunks with scenery and the structure for supporting it have arrived at Maputo but have been detained by customs, so they’ll probably remain there until we arrive in Mozambique.

Will I be able to recover all the material in time?

I don’t even want to think about it!

Tomorrow morning I’ll catch the train to Milan, I have to pick up the microphones and the audio equipment, yes, because in the end it’s official, the group, the actors, will recite with microphones and speakers, this is because we, in our wildest dreams, imagined hundreds of people in the audience, thousands…

I don’t want to think about it!

I’m happy though, happy to see the group, to work with them again, we’ll all be put to the test, it’ll be hard but nice.

I hope so, but I don’t want to think about it!

Hundreds of things can go wrong, starting from the possibility that I’ve forgotten something.

When you pack bags for a long journey to a distant country, the last 24 hours are like this: underwear, passport, T-shirts, passport, socks, passport, trousers, passport. You check where your passport is a hundred times.

You can forget your underwear, but you can never forget your passport.

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