STORIES before, during and after:a podcast on staging a show
After Chi ha ucciso mio padre, a show that premiered in February 2020 at the Vie di Modena Festival just before Italy went into lockdown, and then started up again only to stop for a second time in December – we were pleased to accept the request from Triennale Milano Teatro to say a few words about the work in an audio version.
As it is only natural for us, we have attempted to give a direct, personal idea of the atmosphere during the rehearsals, as well as of the premiere and of what has been happening to us during this difficult period for live shows. Details and voices are interspersed with excerpts from the text by the French author who, in this dialogue for a single voice, talks to his father, in a mix of personal memories and political invective.
Performed by Francesco Alberici, Chi ha ucciso mio padre is a dialogue for a single voice, a letter to a father, in which a homosexual son consigns his father, who is obsessed with masculinity and the knowledge that he himself is an outcast, to an early death – a death caused by the laws and rules of a power that has stopped looking at the people it shuns when they get in the way.
Antonio Tagliarini, Francesco Alberici and Daria Deflorian during the rehearsals of Chi ha ucciso mio padre, taken from the homonymous text by Edouard Louis © Elizabeth Carecchio
Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini
Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini are authors, directors and performers. In 2008 they created Rewind, omaggio a Cafè Müller di Pina Bausch. In 2010 and 2011 they worked on Progetto Reality which led to the installation/performance czeczy/cose (2011) and to Reality (2012), a show that earned Deflorian the 2012 Premio Ubu for Best Actress. Ce ne andiamo per non darvi altre preoccupazioni (2013) won the 2014 Premio Ubu as Best New Italian Work and the Prix de la Critique as Best Foreign Show in Quebec, Canada, in 2016. They later created two site-specific works: Il posto (2014) and Quando non so cosa fare cosa faccio (2015) inspired by Antonio Pietrangeli’s film I Knew Her Well. Gianni Staropoli won the 2017 Premio Ubu for Best Lighting with Il cielo non è un fondale (2016). In 2018 they made their debut with two projects, Scavi and Quasi niente, based on the film Red Desert by Michelangelo Antonioni, for which Gianni Staropoli won another Ubu for the lighting.
Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini © Luca Del Pia