Talk Show

Estate fuori scena

Touring production
©Andrea Pizzalis

Talk Show is a response to the goal of Sotterraneo – the theatrical research group founded in Florence in 2005 and composed of a fixed group of actors accompanied by a range of collaborators according to the various projects – to encounter figures carrying out research in a wide range of fields. 

Spazio Teatro 89

In preparing a theatrical project, Sotterraneo often becomes enamoured with the work of non-theatrical figures, drawing on this during rehearsals. The talk-show format allows the collective to meet these figures in person, discussing matters that walk the line between theatre and other professional fields, reflecting on possible compatibility, on common enemies and, lastly, on the sense of work in the field of culture in this period of digital revolution and in the midst of a global pandemic, with war being waged on the borders of Europe during an unprecedented climate crisis (have we forgotten anything...?). 
Following the experience of last year, in which the group discussed with a scientific exponent, a philosopher and a writer, Sotterraneo – in collaboration with the Piccolo – has decided to involve women of national importance in a discussion on inclusive, gender equality, social transformation and the larger sense of the relationship between urban centres and suburbs. A chat set around a table, structured yet self-defacing, both serious and fun, an hour of open and accessible cultural exercise shared with all types of audience. The guest of the show is Vera Gheno. 

The show is curated by the Piccolo Teatro di Milano as part of “Milano è Viva nei quartieri” and is performed at Spazio Teatro 89, on Sunday 25 September 2022 at 8.30 PM. Admission is free upon reservation

Duration: 75’ without interval

The Playbill

Talk show
conceived and directed by Sotterraneo 
with Sara Bonaventura, Claudio Cirri, Daniele Villa
guest Vera Gheno
layout Marco Santambrogio
graphics Isabella Ahmadzadeh
a Sotterraneo production
with the collaboration of AttoDue
with the support of the Municipality of Florence, the Tuscany Region, and the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities
Sotterraneo is part of the Fies Factory project, an associated artist for the Piccolo Teatro di Milano and a resident collective at the Theatrical Association of Pistoia

Free admission upon reservation