A woman on the seashore together with an inflatable doll. She can’t swim. Neither can he. His sightless eyes are the only eyes whose gaze the woman can accept. Their relationship has been going on for more than ten thousand years. This love is as resistant as plastic. As resistant as an illusion.
Irene Petra Zani (1986) graduated in playwriting at the Paolo Grassi Civic School of Theatre and began working with Compagnia delle Furie, Atopos Compagnia teatrale, Fragile Artists performing photography and Fattoria Vittadini, Teatro i. Between 2018 and 2020 she was part of the Playstorm project by Fausto Paravidino for the Teatro Stabile of Turin. Il Bambolo was first performed at the Todi Off Festival 2021. The text has been translated by Joan Casas with the support of Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe for Sala Beckett Obrador Internacional de Dramatúrgia di Barcellona, where in 2019 it was presented in the form of a dramatised reading following a residential stay by the artist, who was selected from those involved in the i-Portunus Creative Europe project. Again, in Spain, the work won the Born de Residencia Teatral 2020 Award, and it forms part of the season at the Escenari Joan Brossa theatre. Plumcake is one of the shorts written by Margherita Laera for the project Se non potessi più by Teatro i and Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe.