A SPACE OUT OF TIME
Constantly divided in two, my Agave is both the queen and the Bacchae. Under the sun, she is everything and nothing at the same time; she is the blurred copy of what she could be. When surrounded by darkness, she becomes everything and more than everything, revealing the flamboyant image of passion and violence that nobody would expect.
It’s been said that time is supposed to heal any sorrow; everything passes and fades in the memories. But what happens if memories are the only thing left and sorrow becomes the only truth of life? Thirsty for life, in a constant need to transform her overbearing loneliness and sorrow, my Agave is always trying to find a way to put a stop to the only thing that will never stop, time. A mysterious ritual of creating space for something else. Something unexpected.
Born in Milan, Simona Medolago starts doing theatre in high school. After her BA in Linguistic Mediation, she starts attending the vocational school for actors Centro Teatro Attivo in Milan, where she has the chance to study with teachers with varied backgrounds. After graduating she continues her studies in Italy and abroad with Jurij Alschitz and some of his students and collaborators from all over the world. In 2016, she takes part in the contest Scrivere per il Teatro where her text “Intervallo” wins the first prize. In the last few years, she has been leading theatre workshops in various middle and high schools and has been collaborating, as an actress and assistant director, with the cultural association Spazio Verticale.
Text: SIMONA MEDOLAGO (inspired by Italo Calvino’s “The Invisible Cities”)
Premiere on 1st February 2020 in Von Krahl Theatre (Tallinn)