Those who want to be political must venture out into the world.

Opening the 2018 theatre season with FOCUS POLITICS is prescient and provocative.
The March elections speak for us. Politics permeates social life in an all too intrusive and shouted way, contributing to spreading disaffection and detachment of citizens. The question arises: is democracy still a representation of popular power? In a rapidly changing society, is the power of democracy still effective? And is it still possible to speak of a public and active Agora?

Two renowned international artists, who have already been guests in previous editions of the ZONA K season, pose these questions. Roger Bernat presents PENDIENTE DE VOTO (PENDING VOTE). A show in which the participation of the public is requested in a political reflection that humorously tackles the mechanisms of power in all democracies and the totalitarian drifts germinating in the community. It is also a reflection on the word citizenship and participatory democracy, which cannot fail to remind us of the forthcoming political elections.

Yan Duyvendak, Nicolas Cilins & Nataly Sugnaux Hernandez (CH) with ACTIONS: a scenic device that gives shape to an ideal democratic assembly where refugees, political leaders and volunteers of the city can express themselves, with the aim of responding with effective and direct actions able to involve positively every single individual and at the same time get out of the doldrums of the rhetoric of good intentions.

Finally, in the Italian section, ZONA K will host the revelation artist Filippo M. Ceredi with BETWEEN ME AND P., an intimate documentary show about a brother who has mysteriously disappeared. Once again it is the action of an individual that becomes a political gesture in the radical refusal to submit to the status quo of today’s society.


16 – 17 February 2018 h 20.00
Roger Bernat/ FFF (ES)

20 February 2018 h 18.30
Eric Gobetti and Simone Malavolti
[documentary film]

2 -3 March h 20.00, 4th March 2018 h 17.00
Filippo M. Ceredi (IT)

9 – 10 March 2018 h 20.00
Yan Duyvendak & Nicolas Cilins & Nataly Sugnaux Hernandez (CH)
[participatory performance]
c/o Casa della Memoria


Yan Duyvendak,
Nicolas Cilins & Nataly Sugnaux Hernandez (CH)

“Is someone willing to do something? And what?¨

ACTIONS gives shape to an ideal democratic meeting where refugees, political figures and volunteers can express themselves, with the goal of responding with effective and direct actions that can involve every single individual. ACTIONS cannot be defined as a show. It is more a scenic device in the form of a documentary that involves the spectators in order to respond to the violence and the urgency of our political reality. It brings back the role of the theatre as a forum within the city life. It is an experience from which you will not leave indifferent.


ACTIONS is a cooperation projects involving:

  • 4 associations from Milan: ASSPI, Black Panthers, Farsi Prossimo e ASNADA
  • 4 refugees: Keita Thei, Jallow Sulay, Noori Abdul Jawad, Ali Dashti Bahiat
  • 1 representative of the department of social politics of Milan
  • 1 representative of ASGI, l’Avv. Luce Bonzano referent of ASGI Lombardia
  • 2 giornalists to keep the debate coherent: Christian Elia, codirettore del Q CODE MAGAZINE e Carla Chelo, ex giornalista de L’Unità


ACTIONS explores the migration crisis, concentrating on ‘here and now’ and dealing with the theme of exclusion and the relationships that exist between art, activism and social changes in a moment in time in which the values of the European democracies are dissolving.


, Via F. Confalonieri, 14, 20124 Milano 
In Italian – Duration 140 min. ca.



Ideazione: Nicolas Cilins & Yan Duyvendak & Nataly Sugnaux HernandezProduzione Dreams Come True, Genève Coproduction La Bâtie-Festival de Genève; far° Festival des Arts Vivants, Nyon Marche Teatro/Inteatro Festival – Ancona, Pour-cent culturel Migros Con il sostegno di République et canton de Genève; Ville de Genève; Pro Helvetia – fondation suisse pour la culture; crédit de la Confédération destiné à l’intégration, Fondation meyrinoise du Casino, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, Fondation Leenaards, Fondation Ernst Göhner, Bureau de l’intégration des étrangers BIE, Fondation JTI, fondation sesam, Ville de Versoix, Ville de Bernex, Ville de Satigny, Fondation suisse des artistes interprètes – SIS, Loterie Romande, CORODIS; Ringrazimanenti: Daniela Almansi, les Amis de La Bâtie, Patrick Falconnet, Christophe Girod e Katia Zenger – Hospice Général Genève, Cie Gilles Jobin, Théâtre de l’Usine