| Open: 10/13/16 Close: 10/16/16
Pitecus (US Premiere) analyzes the relationship between man and his perversions: people with degrees, people overworked, young and desperate, in search of a chance to fill their pockets and increase their fame, multi-decorated for morality speculating on other people’s misery, people who carry on their ordinary lives, individuals who sell their own bodies in exchange for a purely materialistic well-being, beings who travel in order to enrich their exterior, superficial cultural competences. The scenic tableaux, which we consider a work of art applied to dramaturgy, they confer a figurative language to the show, mixing colors and words.
Since 1987, Flavia Mastrella and Antonio Rezza have created 13 plays performed by Rezza. In May 2013 they were awarded the Prix Hystrio-Other Muse and in December 2013, the Special Prize in 2013 UBU.
The production features lighting design by Mattia Vigo. Stage management by Stefania Saltarelli. US management and promotion by Valeria Orani (Umanism).
An integral part of New York City’s cultural landscape, La MaMa has a worldwide reputation for producing daring work in theatre, dance, performance art, and music that defies form and transcends boundaries of language, race, and culture. Founded in 1961 by theatre pioneer and legend Ellen Stewart, La MaMa is a global organization with creative partners and dedicated audiences around the world. La MaMa presents an average of 60-70 productions annually, most of which are world premieres. To date, over 3,500 productions have been presented at La MaMa with artists from more than 70 nations.
Umanism is a company dedicated to the promotion and support of contemporary Italian culture and its professionals in New York. An open platform connecting Italy to the USA recognizing and expanding the creative potential of projects by Italian artists, supporting them in each step of the production and communication in the larger and