Tramedautore - Carbone attivo

Duration: 1h and 15 minutes

Following the success of "Il Teatro delle Regione (Regional Theatre)" (21 – 26 July), the Tramedautore Festival returns for its traditional international September appointment, this year dedicated to China and its grand transformations.

The review will host eight productions by established and up-and-coming Chinese artists, who through their various styles tell of urban life in the Chinese megalopolises of Beijing, Shanghai, Nanking and Hong Kong: Cent'anni di architettura cinese (11 and 12 September, a play in original language with surtitles); Fake Single (13 September); Leave before getting old (15 September); Contratto matrimoniale (16 September); Wildboar - Il cinghiale  (17 September); La Fuga (18 September); Chinglish - Cinglese  (19 September); Carbone attivo (20 September).

Alongside the performances there will be opportunities to meet the artists, conferences on the themes of the review and film screenings. Click here for the programme.

In collaboration with Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office – Brussels, Eric C. Yim, Ronald Lu & Partners -呂元祥建築師事務 – The Italian Institute of Culture Beijing, Istituto Confucio dell’Università degli Studi di Milano, Fondazione Italia – Cina, O barra O Edizioni, The Chinese theatre workshop of the Università "L'Orientale", Naples, created by the sinologist Maria Cristina Pisciotta.

A refined and reflective drama. A winter in modern-day Shanghai, a young couple in crisis whose lives are shaken by the arrival of an old man who was once the director of a coal mine. There are secrets to be revealed, truths to be told, guilt which cannot be atoned for if not through a new beginning in the present.

Nick Rongjun Yu (1971) is currently the living Chinese playwright with the most number of productions under his belt. Director of the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, he also directs the Annual Shanghai International Contemporary Theatre Festival. Since 2000 Nick Yu has produced more than 47 works, including scripts for theatre and cinema, many of which have also been successfully shown abroad (United States, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Egypt, Austria, Romania, Turkey, Germany…)

He was awarded by the Asian Cultural Fellowship (in 2004 and 2007) for his contribution to the programme of cultural exchange with the United States and for the programme of international residences at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2008.


Piccolo Teatro Grassi 
20 settembre 2015, ore 20.30
di Nick Rongjun Yu
traduzione Annalisa Annuvolo
con Sara Dho, Alessandro Lussiana, Gianni Quillico, Elisabetta Torlasco
regia Manuel Renga