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MIGRATIONS: HARBOUR EUROPE - Genesis, by Chiara Boscaro

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Arcola Theatre

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A modern morality play with the charm of a fairytale and the depth of an old myth, Chiara Boscaro's play focuses on language as an empowering tool, allowing us to delineate the borders of our personal Eden.. A woman arrives in a big city. All around her, a language she can't speak. Who is she? A refugee escaping war? Or somebody looking for a better place to bring a new life to the world? The idiom spoken on this "new found land" is Esperanto. The language of peace.


Tuesday 5 February 2019: 1:30pm


Length: 60 mins


Translator: Lara Parmiani
Cast: Daiva Dominyka, Luiana Bonfim, Lara Parmiani, Stelios Trakas
Director: Becka McFadden


The performance will be followed after a short break by Q&A curated by Dr Szabolcs Musca (University of Lisbon/ New Tides Platform UK/ Migrant Dramaturgies Network) and chaired by Dr Bernadette Cochrane (University of Queensland, Australia).


Chiara Boscaro is an Italian playwright whose work has been translated into Catalan, French, English and Finnish. Plays include 07.09.2012, co-written with Marco De Stefano (PIIGS Selection, Barcelona, 2016), Bedda Maki (winner of Una commedia in cerca d’autori, 2016), the international project PENTATEUCO, featuring a series of monologues, and La citta' che sale, also co-written with Marco Di Stefano and winner of the Mario Fratti Award in New York. Chiara was also selected by the pan-Europan project Fabulamundi Dramalab and by Eurodram 2018.


Genesis is part of MIGRATIONS: HARBOUR EUROPE, a project led by LegalAliens theatre in collaboration with New Tides Platform, UK and Migrant Dramaturgies Network, with the aim of finding new approaches to the theme of migration, with a particular focus on the representation of the migrant experience.


www.legalalienstheatre.com

www.newtidesplatform.org

https://migrantdramaturgies.tumblr.com/


Funded by Arts Council England

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