Glorious Visions, a play of silent masks, was created in 2018. In mask theater we sometimes witness an abuse of words, music, etc. For this reason, we wanted to tell this story with silence, masks and eight anonymous characters.
These silent masks need the movement to exist and be alive in the scene. We like to call them silent masks, as Jacques Lecoq did, to note that these masks do not flee or want to exclude speech. They must find areas where words are no longer necessary or not necessary yet.
In an old provincial town hall, a widowed mayor lives with his secretaries, paying attention to his young son and liquid influential dealers. Completely immersed in his sterile bureaucratic work, he will lose sight of everything that surrounds him, attracted by the pleasure of power, plunging into a sea of existential doubts. Furthermore, people are absent and removed from the political life of that municipality, adding to this the arrival of immigrants’ boats. With physical audacity, complete masks and no speech, the play wonders: is a man able to return to reality after living in a labyrinth of deception, disappointments, frustrations and lost hopes?
The performance premiered in the Pròsopo Project (Italy – 2018) and was also performed in the International Children and Youth Theater Festival (Iran – 2019), Festivalul International de Teatru Turda (Romania – 2019), EITUG – International Meeting of University Theater of Granada (Spain – 2019) and the BorgArti Festival (Italy – 2018).
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