The versatile Italian writer, playwright, and director Fausto Paravidino presents Il Macello di Giobbe, the first collective production of Teatro Valle Occupato. Since June 2011, artists and others have been occupying the theatre in the centre of Rome, which dates from 1727, determined to prevent its privatisation and to maintain its independence. In Il Macello di Giobbe, we meet an average family, whose ordinary lives are disrupted by the financial crisis. The famous actor Filippo Dini plays Job, the deeply religious and sorely tried father.
In March 2014, the European Cultural Foundation awarded Teatro Valle Occupato with the ECF Princess Margriet Award for transforming the theatre into a space where culture becomes a right and a resource accessible to all, inspiring similar initiatives all over Europe. Since 2011, the collective of performers, directors, technicians and citizens has transformed the space into one of Europe’s most ground-breaking cultural venues.
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Il Macello Di Giobbe by Teatro Valle Occupato
Fausto Paravidino text, director - Pasquale Mari lighting design - Michelangelo Campanaleset design - Alessandra Cardini costumes - Enrico Melozzi composition - Giovanna Velardi choreography - Maria Teresa Berardelli direction assistance - Camilla Brison direction assistance - Teatro Valle Occupato production
with Filippo Dini, Monica Samassa, Vito Saccinto, Angelica Leo, Barbara Ronchi, Emmanuele Aita, Iris Fusetti, Damien Escudier, Aram Kian, Federico Brugnone
Language: Italian with Dutch and French surtitles
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