Patchwork, un mosaico di storie, written and directed by four hands, is the result of an international co-production.
The production has two twin castles, one Italian and one Canadian. The show, more visual and expressive than words, deals with the theme of identity in today’s contemporary and multicultural society by staging the meeting of two characters who express themselves in Italian, English and French without hindering the understanding of the story.
Text and direction Cristina Cazzola and Carol Cassistat
Written in collaboration with Lucio Diana
With Sara Zoia and Daniele Tessaro
Set and Lighting Design Lucio Diana
Original music Nicolas Jobin
Production Accademia Perduta/Romagna Teatri, Théâtre du Gros Mécano (Québec City), Signs of Childhood Association, Atrium de Chaville (Paris), Musée national des beaux arts du Québec (Paris), Museo Benaki (Athens)
Recommended age from 5 years old and up
Who are we?
How do we create our identity?
We started with an image.
A patchwork blanket, a courtepointe as they call it in Québec, made of many different pieces of fabric.
Often woven by several hands, it can tell the story of a person, an event, an entire family or a generation. It speaks of the identity made up of many different fragments, it speaks of us, and of our being multicultural, of humanity that is increasingly multicolored and multi-ethnic, but with intertwining roots.
Family stories and family trees that can only contain and be the fruit of many journeys. An identity generated by encounters and clashes, the fruit of a thousand migrations.
And so our private history, our identity, a mosaic of stories that starting from Africa with our ancestor Lucy the first Australopithecus, retraces the great journeys of humanity.
Two characters meet in a place without space or time.
He’s an anthropologist, she’s a seamstress and they meet for work in a place of passage, an airport.
They do not speak the same language but by communicating with looks, gestures and simple words using the narrative power of objects they create a common language that makes communication possible and fun.
Every detail of their luggage tells something, some objects bring them together, others surprise them and so they begin to tell about family trips and adventures. The meeting soon turns into a theatrical game where adults and children are involved in the reflection on two questions that have always accompanied us: who we are and where we come from.
An amusing journey back through the branches of family trees and the migrations that have built the history of humanity, to discover that, since ever, our identity is a patchwork, part of a larger story where each of us is a unique and indispensable piece.
Price: 6 euro
Due to anti-Covid regulations, tickets can only be purchased online at www.biglietteriafonderia39.it.
Therefore, tickets cannot be booked by phone or e-mail.
The box office service in the Fonderia is suspended.
Tickets are not numbered.
You can enter the Fonderia 15 minutes before the performance, showing your online purchase.
At the entrance, the temperature will be tested, and access will be denied if the temperature exceeds 37.5°C. In accordance with the latest legislative decree on anti-COVID regulations, access to the Fonderia is only permitted to spectators with a valid Super Green Pass and an Ffp2 mask. This provision does not apply to persons under 12 years of age or to persons exempt on the basis of appropriate medical certification issued according to the criteria defined by the Ministry of Health.
Control staff are obliged to check this certification upon entry.
The public is required to wear an Ffp2 type mask correctly for the duration of the event.