The Pelican, Florence, 1981

  • project team: André Benaim
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  • Titolo esteso: Il pellicano, Firenze, 1981

I was provoked into creating this scene which was also the start of my activity as a set designer. The director, Alberto Rosselli, imagined places that would lead to a feeling of compression and restlessness, to render Strindberg's text in spatial terms. The characters are forced by inner paths, made physical by the scene / labyrinth that almost shows the public their secrets. This labyrinth is the metaphor of all their family relationships, of the changing hierarchies. The 40 sqm sloping platform acts as if it were a space, a single space, which expresses the relationships between the characters.

Chronology of the scenic design 
2019 - scenery and costumes for Adriatico Blues, directed by Massimo Navone, Teatro Miela, Trieste
2018 - scenery and costumes for Goodbye Diabolik, by Dominick Tambasco, directed by Massimo Navone, Teatro Bolognini, Pistoia
2018 - scenic design for Sergio Casesi’s  Prigionia di Alekos, directed by Giancarlo Cauteruccio, Teatro della Pergola, Florence
2015 - scenic design for A. K. Campbell ‘s The Pride, directed by L. Zingaretti, with L. Zingaretti, Teatro Argentina, Rome
2012 - scenic design for Ronald Harwood’s  “Ivory Tower”, directed by di Luca Zingaretti, with L. Zingaretti and M. De Frarcovich, Teatro Pergolesi, Jesi (AN) 
2009 - scenic design for Ben Jonson’s  “The Fox”, directed by A. Gagnari, Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome
2006 - scenic design for Trittico Beckettiano, directed by di G. Cauteruccio, Teatro Studio di Scandicci
2005 - scenic design for The bug di Richard Strand, directed by di Massimo Navone, con E. Iachetti, Teatro Carcamo, Milan 
2003 - scenic design for “Ricorda con Rabbia” directed by Massimo Navone, Milan
2003 - scenic design for “Buone notizie” di M.Erba, directed by Massimo Navone
2002 - scenic design for Woody Allen’s “Play it again, Sam” , directed by Massimo Navone with  Enzo Iacchetti, Teatro Manzoni, Milan
2002 - scenic design for Michael Frayn‘s “The Two of Us” , directed by  Massimo Navone, Teatro Franco Parenti,  with Antonio Catania. Milan
1999 - scenic design for Ser Marcantonio di Stefano Pavesi, directed by A. di Bari, Teatro Rossini, Lugo di Romagna
1999 - scenic design for Sophocles’ "Oedipus Rex", directed by Andrea di Bari, Teatro greco, Taormina 
1998 – stage set for A. Schonberg ‘s “Transfigured night”, choreography by Raffaella Giordano, Sosta Palmizi, Teatro Kismet, Bari
1998 - scenic design for A. Asti’s Alcool , with Franca Valeri, Adriana Asti, Paolo Bonacelli, Teatro Comunale, Benevento
1996 - installations for “La Via Francigena” for Regione Toscana and Comune di Monteriggioni, directed by A. Libari, Badia Isola
1992 – scenic design for Franciosa’s “Il giorno della tartaruga”, directed by Saverio Marconi, Compagnia della Rancia, Teatro S. Babila, Milan
1991 - scenic design for Strindberg’s  “Miss Julie”, directed by F. Ambrosini, Cooperativa Nuove Parole, Teatro Piccola Commenda di Milan
1990 - sets and costumes for Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni,  directed by A. di Bari, Ente Teatro Romano, Fiesole, Teatro Verdi, Pisa
1990 - scenic design for Il Presidente Schereber directed by A. Cassin for Mulita Productions, Centro di Pontedera, Teatro di Rifredi, Florence
1990 - sets and costumes for H.M. Enzensberger’s  “Spettatori per un naufragio” , directed by A. di Bari, Teatro di Sardegna, Montalcino
1990 - scenic design for Michele Reverdy’s l’opera Vincent di directed by F. Ambrosini, Ente Lirico di Alessandria, Teatro di Alessandria
1989 - scenic design for Majakovskij’s  “Heresy of Happiness”“La felicità non ha fine” directed by B. Stori for Lenz Rifrazioni, Ater , S. Geminiano, Modena
1987 - Exhibition “making space for creativity: the new scenographers”“Fare spazio alle idee: i nuovi scenografi” with a study on A. Cechov’s play: “Three Sisters”, Spoleto
1987 - scenic design for Majakovskij’s  Pur vivendo sulla terra gli uomini sono barche, directed by F. Pititto, Teatro di Parma, Ater-S. Geminiano, Modena
1986 - scenic design for A. Schnitzler’s “Miss Else”, directed by T.Salmon
1986 - sets and costumes for W. Allen’s “Death, a comedy in one act”, directed by F. Ambrosini, Piccola Commedia - Teatro della Quattordicesima, Milan
1985 - scenic design for Plauto’s Rudens, directed by A.Gagnarli, Istituto Nazionale per il Dramma Antico - Teatro Greco di Segesta
1984 - scenic design for A. Bendini’s  “Breakfast”, directed by A. Gagnarli, Chiostro delle Oblate - Florence - Teatro Popolare di Roma
1983 – Collaboration with L. Ronconi for Progetto A e B – Spoleto’s scenic design 
1982 - sets and costumes for H. Pinter’s “The Homecoming” , directed by C. Cecchi, Teatro Niccolini - “Il Granteatro” company, Florence
1981 - scenic design for A.Strindberg’s “The Pelican”, directed by A. Rosselli, Teatro Niccolini –“Teatro Se” company, Florence