DER PUFF – frammenti cantati di corpi internati
by Francesca Falchi with Francesca Falchi and Marta Proietti Orzella
musical direction Ennio Atzeni
Produced by L’eccezione (Sardegna)
In Italian with English supertitles
The show – a sort of German cabaret – tells the stories of marginalized women living under the Nazi regime. The “lesbian songs” of the era are intertwined with short monologues and dialogues that enhance the seriousness of the stories, tempered by the levity of pure entertainment. The show presents a series of women who embody the minorities who at the time of the advent of Nazism – as it happened in Italy during Fascism – were forced to “not exist.”
MAY 10 Talkback with artists together with Frank J. Avella (Playwright, Lured, Vatican Falls, Consent), Reverend Carmen Hernandez, President/Founde LGBTQS United As One.
Frank J. Avella is the recipient of a 2015 Fellowship Award from the NJ State Council on the Arts as well as the 2016 Helene Wurlitzer Residency Grant and Chesley/Bumbalo Foundation Playwright Award for his play CONSENT, which confronts bullying and homophobia. The play was a 2012 semifinalist for the O’Neill and was chosen to participate in the 2017 Fullerton College Playwrights Festival. Frank has written 19 full-length plays; 10 have been produced. VATICAN FALLS was recently selected to take part in the 2017 Planet Connections Festivity and will have its World Premiere in 2018 in Malta. His other works include: LURED (2016 Dream Up Festival—sold out run, 2017 William Inge PlayLab), about the Russian persecution of gays, FOR MAMMA, MICHAEL’S #1 FAN (2000 OOB run) and ORVILLE STATION, which has been published in the UK by Lazy Bee Scripts. Upon reviewing Frank’s farce IRIS, in 2005, the Cincinnati Post wrote: “Avella’s plays tend to send earthquakes through his audience’s comfort zones.” He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.
DER PUFF frammenti cantati di corpi internati
Uno spettacolo in forma di cabaret per raccontare storie di donne sotto il Nazismo: le canzoni “lesbiche” dell’epoca si intrecciano con brevi monologhi e dialoghi. Il tema grave della discriminazione è stemperato dalla levità dell’intrattenimento goliardico. Ritratti al femminile incarnano minoranze che al momento dell’avvento del totalitarismo vennero costrette a “non esistere”.