Tramedautore - Todi is a small town in the center of Italy

Touring production
©Lucia Menegazzo

Provincial life told in a play that speaks of a group of thirty-year-olds whose lives revolve around consolidated routine of habits and customs. But what is it best to avoid doing in a small town where everyone knows each other?

Piccolo Teatro Grassi

With the new artistic direction of Benedetto Sicca, Tramedautore is presented as the International Festival of Dramaturgies. The plural here is important: playwriting, evermore-so nowadays, has proven to be able to penetrate lands and languages both verbal and non-verbal, capable of elaborating thoughts on contemporaneity. Works will be staged from Belgium, Great Britain, Italy, The Netherlands and Sweden, focusing on the fragility of values in that part of Europe theoretically leading this continent which runs “at two speeds”. There will also be street performances and concerts in the Chiostro following the shows.

What is life like in the Italian provinces? Michele, Stella, Elisa and Caroline are four citizens of Todi, a small gang of thirty-year-olds with their own rules and rhythms: dates preceded by vocal messages on WhatsApp, get-togethers characterised by routine and boredom, superficial chats and invented pastimes.
A fifth figure, a documentary-maker, connects fiction and reality: they study and note the characteristics of the city and its inhabitants. What is it like to live in a small town in which everyone knows everyone else? What, in Todi, is “it best not to do”? These are some of the questions that were actually asked to over one hundred and ten citizens of Todi, a work which aims to recreate a collage which has fallen apart, and to support the story of the four protagonists.
Todi is a small town in the center of Italy is both a theatrical play and a study into contemporary taboos and morals, which asks the audience, at the same time, to become the subject of the investigation and observers of themselves via the stage. Todi becomes a reflection of the Italian provinces and the entire country.

At Chiostro Nina Vinchi
7 p.m. - "Una parola al giorno" 
9.30 p.m. -   "Genji Lab | Silence" concert with Cesare Picco, by Yamaha

Duration: one hour and 10 minutes

The Playbill

Piccolo Teatro Grassi
Thursday 24 September 2017, 7.30 pm
Todi is a small town in the center of Italy | Italy
written and directed by Livia Ferracchiati

dramaturg Greta Cappelletti

director’s assistant Laura Dondi
with Caroline Baglioni, Michele Balducci, Elisa Gabrielli, Stella Piccioni, Ludovico Röhl

scenic movements and costumes Laura Dondi | sets Lucia Menegazzo
light design Emiliano Austeri | illumination consultant Giacomo Marettelli Priorelli

directing and video editing Brando Currarini and Ilaria Lazzaroni
a Teatro Stabile dell'Umbria/Terni Festival production

artistic residence at Caos in Terni
with the support of Indisciplinarte and Associazione Demetra
in collaboration with The Baby Walk company

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