PENELOPE by Matteo Carasco with Teresa Timpano at the theater Amalia
«Penelope» is the name of theatrical play by Matteo Tarasco , which presents Scena Nuda – Festival Miti Contemporanei e Accademia di Belle Arti di Reggio Calabria with Greek subtitles at 9.15 p.m. on Monday 30 September 2019 at the Theater Amalia (Amalias 71) in Thessaloniki.
The play written and directed by Matteo Tarasco and Penelope is Teresa Timpano.
Original music by Mario Incudine
The scenes and costumes was designed from Francesca Gambino and Laura Laganà.
Scenes and costumes designs Francesca Gambino e Laura Laganà.
Scene Foto from Pino Le Pera.
Co-production: Scena Nuda – Festival Miti Contemporanei e Accademia di Belle Arti di Reggio Calabria
Penelope and the Hell of not returning
«Penelope is an erotic and desperate poem, which exposes with lucid madness and high language the pains of a rediscovered but unlivable love. A tormenting cry of erotic ecstasy, which turns into agony.
Penelope illustrates the most atrocious consequences of love by retracing the Odyssey from the point of view of Penelope, who by now defunct tells of the return of Ulysses as never told. It is the story of a love obsession, an obsession that becomes a verb, tearing every single word to the chaos of inarticulate groans in which this woman in love drowns and struggles.
Her eyes too dark with tears do not see the world and the dramas that upset it, but they are witnesses of a desolate final match, in a no man’s land, where Penelope is afraid, sad and lonely.
To narrate the myth of Penelope on stage today means to be aware of all this, means to challenge, on the stage aces, the deepest essence of one’s being, it means throwing a challenge to the spectators: a challenge to cross the border of the mirror, a challenge to undress the mask to offer naked in the presence of Truth», notes Matteo Carasco, writer and director this theatrical play.
Matteo Tarasco Biography
Matteo Tarasco was the first and only Italian director nominated Member of the LINCOLN CENTER THEATER DIRECTORS LAB (New York City), where he worked in 2006 and 2007. In December 2006, the President of the Italian Republic awarded him the 2005 EUROPEAN PERSONALITY Award for Best Emerging Director. From 2007 to 2009 he is Guest Director at LAMDA – LONDON ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMATIC ART. He was Artistic Director of “SOLITARI” RAISAT television program. He worked with Gabriele Lavia, Monica Guerritore, Giuseppe Cederna, Tullio Solenghi, Mariano Rigillo, Laura Lattuada, Glauco Mauri.
Teresa Timpano biography
She began her training with greek tragedy Antigone in 1998 with Antonio Salines. From 2002 to 2005 she attended – graduating – the Academy ‘s Dramatic Art Nico Pepe of Udine. In 2006 she founded in Reggio Calabria a theater company, called Scena Nuda, with which she produced plays by collaborating with various artists including Giovanni Battista Storti, Antonio Salines, Massimiliano Speziani, Giampiero Cicciò, Michela Lucenti Matteo Tarasco, Filippo Gessi, Anusc Castiglioni.
From 2007 to 2009 she worked as an actress with: Walter Manfrè, Geppy Gleijeses, Andrea Battistini, Nicoletta Robello, Gigi Dall’Aglio ecc… In 2009 she obtained a diploma of higher education and specialization ” L’Attore Europeo tra teatro danza e musica” at the Fondazione Teatro Due, Teatro Stabile di Parma, where he met Michela Lucenti/Balletto Civile with whom she starts a new path on physical theater for 3 years.
Between 2010 and 2011 she directs the project of a permanent laboratory for children at risk “San Luca in Scena” at the Teatro Comunale di San Luca in Aspromonte.
In 2012 she won the selection competition organized by the Regione Calabria POR 2007/2013 for the direction of the three-year residency theatrical Multidisciplinary TeatRhegion at the Teatro U. Zanotti Bianco in Reggio Calabria.
Since 2012 she has been conducting the traveling theatrical festival “Miti Contemporanei”, promoted by the Province of Reggio Calabria until 2015, and subsequently promoted by the Calabria Region.
In 2015 she won the tender announced by the Calabria Region and Mibact, in partnership with the Municipality of Reggio Calabria, for the direction of the “Residenza Yard” in Reggio di Calabria. In 2015 she won the special mention of the ‘Giovani Realtà’ award of Udine for the interpretation with the text ‘Pasifae’ by Filippo Gessi.
In January 2017 she directed the training workshop for the three-year period for actors and for the course of study at the Civica Accademia d’Arte Drammatica ‘Nico Pepe’ in Udine; ‘Nico Pepe’ Academy of Dramatic Art in Udine and Scena Nuda. “Residenza Artistica Yard” – RC; she has produced and interpreted “Penelope”, Directed by Matteo Tarasco, Original Music Mario Incudine. Co-Production Scena Nuda -Festival Miti Contemporanei – Accademia di Belle Arti di Reggio Calabria.
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