CODICEFIONDA (IT) dram. cons. Agrupación Señor Serrano (ES)

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”.

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.

Info: single viewer multimedia performance with VR use – audience aged 15 and over – duration 30 min. – entrance every 15 min – in Italian

Palazzo San Celso – Corso Valdocco 4/A Torino

details: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 3.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m., Saturday 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Free admission with compulsory reservation


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, David Benvenuto. 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), With the support of  IntercettAzioni – Center of Artistic Residence of Lombardy and of the Municipality of Milan and Dialogues – Residences of the performing arts at Villa Manin “(CSS FVG stable innovation theatre). Thanks to ITAS Giulio Natta and Hotel San Guido in Milan and Digital Digital Storytelling Lab – Università degli studi di Udine.

The project was carried out with the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo within ORA! Contemporary culture productions.


traces of a multimedia theatre.

This year, for the Human Rights Festival, we have decided to propose a program entitled PROJECT AND DEVICE – traces of a multimedia theatre in which we present three different examples of how theatre questions the crisis of democracy, the role of the media in shaping reality, and the new digital roads. In this sense, theatre is once again an instrument of civil reflection, not only for its contents but also for the devices used.

Valentina Kastlunger and Valentina Picariello, artistic directors of ZONA K, will introduce the meetings.

21 April, 16:30 – 17:00
THEATRE | Art, Algorithm and Automation. The journey of _Phase Nine with the Rimini Protokolls
with Riccardo Tabilio and Chiara Campara, artists of the collective work FASE NOVE // Assolo Urbano

The pandemic emergency has led to a division of social components into relevant and non-relevant. Artistic professions have not been included among the socially necessary. Should we think of a world without art and those who work in it? Can such a deep crisis be an opportunity? FASE NOVE // Assolo Urbano is an urban walk through the most important places for art in Milan, which become the stage for audio installations that, through interviews with various experts, confront the provocative question: Why does art exist?


22 April, 16:30 – 17:00
THEATRE | Play me: technological devices between gaming and live performance
with Andrea Ciommiento, creative director for Play Me (ZONE K)

Teenagers, hyper-connected and fragile, terrified and attracted by the image of themselves on social media, experts in sexting, video-gaming and binge drinking, owners of SmartPhones as an extension of their bodies. Do we really know them? In this performance the spectator will relate to them in an immersive experience. PLAY ME (ORIGINS PROJECT) is the result of work on the stories of young people encountered during the dramaturgical research phase in Turin and Milan. Production ZONA K, conceptual and dramaturgical support Agrupación Señor Serrano.


23 April, 16:30 – 17:00
THEATRE | The Mountain. Does the truth exist?
with Pau Palacios of Agrupación Señor Serrano

Climbing a mountain means overcoming difficulties to reach the top and see the world “as it is”. But often, when you look down from above, you see clouds and fog covering everything and the landscape is constantly changing. What is the world like then? What is the truth like? Does it exist? In The Mountain, the latest show by the award-winning Catalan company, the first Everest expedition with an uncertain outcome, Orson Welles with the War of the Worlds, a fake news website, a drone scanning the audience, snow, fragmented images and Vladimir Putin speaking contentedly about trust and truth converge.

Agrupación Señor Serrano (ES)

There is a widely diffused image that traces the history of ideas: climbing a mountain, overcoming all difficulties to reach its top and, once there, being able to see the world “as it is”. Reaching the truth and not just shadows and reflections. It is a beautiful image in all respects.

But is it really so? Often looking from above you can see nothing but clouds and fog covering everything or a landscape that changes according to the time of day or the weather. What is the world like then? How is the truth? Is there the truth? Is the truth the top of a mountain to be crowned and that’s all, or rather a cold and inhospitable path that must be continually walked?

In The Mountain, the latest show by the award-winning Catalan company, the first expedition to Everest converges, the outcome of which is still uncertain today, Orson Welles sowing panic with his radio program The War of the Worlds, badminton players who they play baseball, a fake news website, a drone scanning the audience, lots of snow, mobile screens, fragmented images, and Vladimir Putin speaking content with trust and truth.

A white and diaphanous stage. Miniatures to scale on practicables, a radio studio, a reproduction of Everest, portable projection screens and film tripods form a space halfway between a TV set, a museum and a badminton court. A network of ideas, stories, images, actions and concepts is the basis of The Mountain’s dramaturgical framework. With these materials, unfolded in layers that mix, creating unexpected connections, the show presents itself as an unmapped exploration of the myth of truth.


A ZONA K co-production presented in collaboration with Olinda/Da vicino nessuno è normale

c/o Olinda/Da vicino nessuno è normale, Ex O.P. Paolo Pini – via Ippocrate, 45

Info: multimedia show – duration 70 min. – in English with Italian subtitles


creation Agrupación Señor Serrano dramaturgy and direction Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios, Ferran Dordal performance Anna Pérez Moya, Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios, David Muñiz management Art Republic A GREC production Festival de Barcelona, ​​Teatre Lliure, Conde Duque Centro de Cultura Contemporánea, CSS Stable Theater of Innovation of Friuli – Venezia Giulia, Teatro Stabile del Veneto – National Theater, ZONA K, Monty Kultuurfaktorij, Grand Theater, Feikes Huis With the support of Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat, Graner – Mercat de les Flors. Photo: © Jordi Soler

Agrupación Señor Serrano (ES)

From the leading group of the Catalan scene, Silver Lion at the 2015 Venice Biennale.

New world wars. Some say the third one is already underway. Some say it’s already underway. Some say it’s being told in fiction and TV series. There are those who are doing dress rehearsals. The boundaries between reality and fiction are blurring in our globalized world.

Even on the theatre stage, the levels of narration and representation are multiplying, creating new perspectives, effects and revelations, also thanks to the use of new languages and technologies. The Catalan collective unleashes on the stage of A House in Asia an explosive device that recounts the most important manhunt of the 21st century: the location and capture of Osama Bin Laden.

Three houses, the same. The house where ‘Geronimo’ (nickname given to Bin Laden by the US Army) is hiding in Pakistan. An exact copy of that house in a military base in North Carolina. A third house, always identical, reconstructed on a set in Jordan, where a film is being shot. A sheriff obsessed with a white whale. Cowboys and Indians. Planes and beers. Copies, strategies, reproductions and cheeseburgers.

With its unmistakable artistic mode of scale models, video projections, live direction and performance, Agrupación Señor Serrano presents a “theatrical western” in which reality and its copies are confused, drawing a merciless pop portrait of the post-9/11 decade, a seed for the 21st century.




In English, with Italian subtitles c/o TRIENNALE TEATRO DELL’ARTE


Creation Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios, Ferran Dordal with Àlex Serrano, Ferran Dordal, Alberto Barberá production and assistant director Barbara Bloin, video realization Jordi Soler production GREC 2014 Festival de Barcelona, Hexagone Scène Nationale Arts et Sciences – Meylan, Festival TNT – Terrassa Noves Tendències, Monty Kultuurfaktorij, La Fabrique du Théâtre – Province de Hainaut



Agrupación Señor Serrano – Silver Lion of the Venice Biennale 2015 – Founded by Àlex Serrano in Barcelona in 2006, Agrupación Señor Serrano is a theatre company that produces its own shows based on material taken from contemporary reality. It uses some of the most innovative technical means and traditional tools to constantly redraw the boundaries of its theatre. It makes use of numerous artistic collaborations and combines in its productions theatre, performance, live video, sound, scale models, to stage stories capable of telling the contradictions of contemporary human experience. Evolution, globalisation and survival are among the main themes dealt with in the latest productions. Today, the core of the group is composed of Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios and Barbara Bloin.