THURSDAY 21 from 15.30 to 16.30 in Università Cattolica (room SA116 Schuster – Via Sant’Agnese, 2. Milano) Davide Enia open lesson, accompanied by the musician Giulio Brocchieri
The Open Lesson of DAVIDE ENIA, playwright interpreter and director of the show L’Abisso (with which he won the Maschere Award of the Teatro 2019 as best monologue performer) is part of the “Drammaturgie Performative” course of Prof. Laura Peja and it will be Thursday 21 November 2019 at 15.30 classroom SA 116 Schuster
The abyss taken from “Notes for a shipwreck” (Sellerio editore, Premio Mondello 2018) a show by and with Davide Enia music composed and performed by Giulio Barocchieri production Theater of Rome – National Theater, Biondo Theater of Palermo, Lost Academy / Romagna Theaters in collaboration with Arzo International Storytelling Festival organization Luca Marengo
“When I saw the first landing in Lampedusa I was with my father – writes Davide Enia -. Lots of boys and girls came. History was the one that was happening before our eyes. Over the years I have returned to the island, building an ongoing dialogue with direct witnesses: fishermen, Coast Guard personnel, residents, doctors, volunteers and divers “.
Their words and, above all, their silences have become a story, a historical testimony and an existential path: “From the recording of their voices – continues Enia – fragments of painful and yet hopeful stories have emerged. Their words opened prospects and hid abysses ».
The staging of Davide Enia fuses different theatrical registers and languages: the ancient songs of the fishermen, tuned along the routes between Sicily and Africa, and the Palermo cunto, on the melodies with more voices that intertwine to become prayers full of anger when the sea roars and in the nets, together with the fish, we find the bodies of men, women, children.
Enia is engaged in a long tour with the show, in these days on stage at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan (12-24 November)
Davide Enia Bio
In 2002 he wrote directs and interprets “Italia-Brasile 3 a 2” (Ubu special 2003 award).
In 2003 he won the Tondelli Award at the Riccione Prize with «Scanna» which debuted with his directing, at the Venice Biennale in 2004.
In 2004 he writes, directs and interprets “Maggio ‘43” (first prize for best show at the “Moldavian International Teatrul Unui Actor”).
In 2005 he won the Hystrio Prize and the E.T.I Award as a dramaturgical novelty. For RaiRadio2 he writes and interprets «Rembò». In 2006 he won the Vittorio Mezzogiorno award and the Gassman Award for best emerging Italian talent.
In 2007 he writes, directs and interprets “I capitol dell’infanzia”.
The texts are published by Sellerio and Fandango.
In 2009 he won the Special Jury Prize at the Riccione Prize with “Il cuoco”.
In 2012 he published his first novel, “Così in Terra” (Baldini and Castoldi Dalai), translated into eighteen languages and published all over the world.
In 2013 he was Writer in Residency (Nederlands Letterfonds Dutch Foundation for Literature) in Amsterdam.
In 2014 he published the story along «Uomini e Pecore» (EDT).
In 2015 he is Writer in Residency (Passaporta) in Brussels.
In 2016 with the French edition of “Così in Terra”, “Sur cette terre comme au ciel” (Albin Michel) won the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger and the Prix Brignoles as the best foreign novel of the year.
In 2017, in April, he directed “L’oca del Cairo”, an incomplete work by Mozart, at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo. In May he publishes his second novel, “Appunti per un naufragio” (Sellerio).
In 2017 he wins the Anima Prize for Social.
In 2018 he won the Mondello Award in the Italian Opera Section.
In October 2018 he will return to the theater with the opera “L’abisso” at the Teatro India in Rome.
With “L’Abisso” Davide Enia won the 2019 Theater Masks Award for Best Performer of Monologue