Category LGBTQ – Region Puglia
Written & Performed by Alfredo Traversa
Presented by AT / Babele
Running Time 65’
Based on a true story. A priest who lives in Rome confesses his sexual orientation. He is gay. He tells us about his childhood, his encounters, his choices, his suffering, his condemnation within the Church and his love for God. He is a priest and wants to remain one. “La Confessione” is the first Italian play to tell the story of a homosexual priest. Based on the novel by Marco Politi – a former Vatican scholar and biographer of John Paul II – “La Confessione. A Gay Priest Tells His Story ”, performed and directed by Alfredo Traversa.
Alfredo Traversa Trained at the Silvio D’amico National Academy of Dramatic Art, Alfredo Traversa created the first multicultural theater project in Siena, Italy. He founded the Teatro della Fede and the Fantiano Theater in Puglia. He has collaborated with Italian National TV RAI on several screenplays, including one on Tito Schipa jr. Alfredo won an award at the Thessaloniki Festival with “Tarantola”, a show about the phenomenon of tarantism. He was the first in Italy to bring the works of Kalil Gibran to the stage, in collaboration with the Embassy of Lebanon. He collaborated with Fellini’s collaborator Tati Sanguineti in a fiction about the great actor Walter Chiari. Alfredo is also the creator of films and shows about Pier Paolo Pasolini, in collaboration with the Casarsa del Friuli Study Center and Pasolini Center and Archive in Bologna. He is also the author and director of “Santa delle Perseguitate”, a show, book and film about stalking.