PLAY ME (Origins Project)
In the Theatre Season 2020 REALITY?, ZONA K presents a new production: PLAY ME (Origins Project). It continues the direction already taken with Generazione gLocale in 2017 with the involvement of children, the use of new stage devices and the creative and dramaturgical support of important names in the international scene, for this project the award-winning Catalan collective Agrupación Señor Serrano.
One button. A player. A screen.
Here are the new barbarians. Incomprehensible to the eyes of the adult world. Teenagers, hyper-connected and fragile, terrified and attracted by the image of themselves on “social media”, experts in “sexting”, “video-games” and “binge drinking”, owners of Smartphones as an extension of their body. But what do we know about today’s teenagers?
A narrative short circuit from the origins of the video game to the origins of the iGeneration. An immersive experience in which to meet today’s teenagers through the use of new technologies. A path of creation that tells our identities – real and virtual – thanks to the comparison between generations.
In this performance the audience will find himself in relation to them. You can choose whether to confirm or question your expectations, fears and prejudices. The ultimate goal will be a “performative game” to generate an unprecedented and intimate encounter. PLAY ME (ORIGINS PROJECT) is the result of a work on the biographies of young people met in the stage of research and dramaturgical development between Turin and Milan.
What the sociologist Morin defines as “cinema of total authenticity”.
5 – 15 November 2020Tuesday to Saturday from 17.00 to 21.30
Sunday from 15.00 to 19.30
Info: multimedia performance for single spectators with VR • audience aged 16 and over • duration 25 min. • entrance every 15 min • in Italian
Ticket office online only, membership card required:
full € 15.00 – reduced € 10.00 (students / under 26 / over 65 / groups)
Project direction and creation Andrea Ciommiento, creation and multimedia reference Simone Rosset, dramaturgical consultancy Álex Serrano and Pau Palacios, executive production Valentina Picariello and Valentina Kastlunger, organisation and communication Silvia Orlandi and Federica Bruscaglioni, VR application programming Luigi Sorbilli and Giuliano Poretti, creation assistent Kausar El Allam, Shady Mostafa, Imane Mouslim, Jaouher Brahim, Mattia Ghezzi, Anes Fettar, Matteo Coppola, Momo Moukett, Filippo Farina, Lorenzo Bregant, Federica Bruscaglioni. Production ZONA K (Milan), creation of Codicefionda (Turin), dramaturgical consultancy Agrupación Señor Serrano (Barcelona), in collaboration with Fuori Luogo Festival (La Spezia), Polo del ‘900 (Turin), Human Rights Festival (Milan), Instituto Professionale Albe Steiner (Turin), Yepp Italia (Turin) and Collettivo gLocale (Milan), Dialogues – Residences of the performing arts at Villa Manin “(CSS FVG stable innovation theatre), With the support of IntercettAzioni – Center of Artistic Residence of Lombardy and of the Municipality of Milan. Thanks to ITAS Giulio Natta and Hotel San Guido in Milan.
The project was carried out with the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo within ORA! Contemporary culture productions.