IL TEATRO DELLE DONNE
Artistic residency from April 29 to May 6.
a project by Landi/Mignemi/Paris
dramaturgy Francesca Mignemi
direction Virginia Landi
with Eleonora Paris, Cristiana Tramparulo and Annapaola Trevenzuoli
Witch Is is a theater project that reflects on the figure of the witch, considering it the result of a campaign of criminalization of sexuality and the female body during the development of capitalist society. Even today, women’s bodies are the field of political and social battles; therefore, we want to retrace the process of creating the Witch as the archetype of a monstrous woman, demonized because she is the master of her own body and sexuality. The source of the work is the Malleus Maleficarum (1487) written by the Dominican theologians Krämer and Sprenger, a manual that defines who a witch is, how to recognize, capture and eliminate her.
The Landi/Mignemi/Paris company was born in 2018 from the collaboration between the director Virginia Landi and the authors Francesca Mignemi and Eleonora Paris, who graduated in Direction and Dramaturgy from the Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi in Milan.