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Ce ne andiamo per non darvi altre preoccupazioni

Daria Deflorian + Antonio Tagliarini

(We Decided to Go because We Don’t Want to Be a Burden to You)
Directly addressing the audience, four actors conduct a compassionate inquiry into the debt debacle in Greece. A theatrical gem that gives rise to a flash of resistance.



Suicide as an Act of Resistance

At the height of the debacle in Greece, four retirees commit suicide so as not to be a burden to society. A tragic sign that is both desperate and altruistic, their gesture draws attention to the ravages that the debt crisis and austerity measures have on the vulnerable fringes of society. In a heartfelt address to the audience, Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini, passionate artists on the Italian independent theatre scene, embrace this troubling tale, down to its slightest tremors.

On an almost empty stage, four courageously vulnerable actors conduct with disarming simplicity a compassionate inquiry into the final moments of these four elderly women, exhausted by the imperatives of utility and success imposed by contemporary society. How to portray this political gesture onstage? How can art respond in the face of this crisis? The actors’ pure, direct style destabilizes the present as they reconstruct the touching drama and its disturbing context of chaos, poverty, social disintegration and lack of vision for the future. A gem of theatrical intelligence from which a flash of resistance emerges.


Produced by A.D.
Written and directed by Daria Deflorian + Antonio Tagliarini in association with Monica Piseddu + Valentino Villa
Inspired by the novel The Settlement by Pétros Márkaris
Performed by Daria Deflorian + Monica Piseddu + Antonio Tagliarini + Valentino Villa
Lighting design Gianni Staropoli
Organisation Anna Pozzali
Distribution and international touring Francesca Corona
Communications PAV

Co-produced by Teatro di Roma + Romaeuropa 2013 + 369gradi (Rome) in association with Festival Castel dei Mondi (Andria)
Creative residencies Centrale Fies (Dro) + Olinda (Rome) + Angelo Mai Altrove Occupato (Rome) + Percorsi Rialto (Rome) + Fondazione Romaeuropa + Teatro Furio Camillo (Rome) + Carrozzerie n.o.t. (Rome)

Created at Festival Romaeuropa, Rome, November 7, 2013


Daria Deflorian + Antonio Tagliarini (Rome)


Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini share with a handful of independent Italian stage artists collective projects and a rebellious frame of mind that pays no heed to popular trends.

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