Il Decameron delle Donne

Duration: 70 minutes without interval

Thirty years ago saw the debut of Il Decameron delle donne based on the novel by the Russian author Julia Voznesenskaya. A group of women in a maternity ward, kept away from their children due to a skin infection, tell stories of life and love, inspired by Boccaccio. It is a metaphor for the hard reality of the Gulag, experienced by the author before her exile in Germany. It was this play - now represented in a new form with a number of original actors, Olga Vinyals Martori, Donatella Massimilla herself, and Gilberta Crispino, alongside young inmates and ex-inmates - which led Massimilla to organise theatre with the female inmates of San Vittore, discovering the meaning of imprisonment, isolation, a lack of affection, a sense of waiting, and hope. This was the beginning of the long “all-women’s” theatrical journey which led to the creation of CETEC and the theatrical company Dentro/Fuori San Vittore.

Piccolo Teatro Grassi
10 and 11 November 2019 
Il Decameron delle Donne
trenta anni dopo

directed and written by Donatella Massimilla
freely inspired by "The Women's Decameron" by Julia Voznesenskaya
with Gilberta Crispino, Paola D'Alessandro, Jakson Do Liete, Mariangela Ginetti, Donatella Massimilla, Olga Vinyals Martori, Dalia Nieves 
and with 
Alessia, Elisa, Elena, Kristal, Marta, Martina, Laura, Solange, Sonia, Steve
sets Alessandro Franco, costumes Susan Marshall, sets and costumes assistant Riccardo Filograna
live music Gianpietro Marazza and Paola D'Alessandro
A CETEC Dentro/Fuori San Vittore production
in collaboration with
Fondazione Donna Onlus, Edge Festival 2019 Teatri Oltre le Barriere

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