Four stories of creatures we rarely look at. Four original and innovative ways of telling them.
Through characters such as Sergio’s nameless wife, Italo Calvino’s Dwarf, the defeated couple of Emma Dante’s “Il Tango delle Capinere” and the generations of Tindaro Granata’s “Antropolaroid”, the 2024 edition of Sciaranuova Festival takes a look intimate and profound on the facets of the human soul. These figures, as disconcerting as they are fascinating, meet every day at the supermarket, on the train or on the street, but only at the theater do we have the chance to really get to know them.
“At a time when narratives are all similar, theater shines with energy and originality” – declares the artistic director Ottavia Casagrande, now in her fourth collaboration with Planeta . “Italian theater is a laboratory in full swing with formal experiments, innovative languages and new perspectives. What makes this art extraordinary is its ability to create entire worlds with simple means: lighting, costumes and unforgettable characters that no one else tells.”
We have reached the eighth edition and Sciaranuova Festival continues to embody the very essence of human expression. With deep gratitude for the support and enthusiasm that our public shows us, my family and the company want to support and carry forward the mission of my brother Vito – says Alessio Planeta, CEO of Planeta agricultural companies “ Theater is more than an art form; it is a refuge for the soul, a place where stories come to life and emotions take on color. With this project we want to continue to offer a variety of theatrical experiences, from classic productions to bolder new creations, to continue to inspire, entertain and challenge the minds and hearts of spectators.”
At a time when the future of theater may seem uncertain – over 500 theaters have closed in recent years -, Sciaranuova Festival continues to celebrate and support Italian theatrical art. The program is part of Culture for the Territory , the rich schedule of cultural programs and activities promoted by Planeta and which ranges from music to theatre, contemporary art and literature, bringing nationally and internationally renowned artists from multiple disciplines to Sicily every year. artistic.
Friday 19 JULY
The Blackcap Tango
written and directed by Emma Dante
with Sabino Civilleri and Manuela Lo Sicco
Lights Cristian Zucaro
Assistant director Daniela Mangiacavallo
Organization Daniela Gusmano
Coordination and distribution Aldo Miguel Grompone
Single Act Production
Co-production Teatro Biondo Palermo – Emilia Romagna Teatro ERT/Teatro Nazionale – Teatro di Roma/Teatro Nazionale – Carnezzeria – Théâtre des 13 vents/centre dramatique national Monpellier – MA scène national/Pays de Montbéliard
In collaboration with South West Coast
Saturday 20 JULY
Regional debut
Nominated for the 2021 UBU awards
by and with Francesca Sarteanesi
Tommaso Cheli dramaturgy collaboration
Costumes Rebecca Ihle
Kronoteatro Production and Gli Scarti
With the support of Armunia artistic residencies – Inbalance Festival
Friday 26 JULY
Like a kind of vertigo
The Dwarf, Calvino, freedom
Nominated for the 2023 UBU awards
by and with Mario Perrotta
Collaboration with the director Paola Roscioli
Mashup and original music Marco Mantovani / Mario Perrotta
A Permár production
With the support of the Emilia Romagna Region , Municipality of Medicina
In collaboration with Teatro Asioli di Correggio , Duel
Saturday 27 JULY
by and with Tindaro Granata
Musical elaborations Daniele D’Angelo
Proxima Res Production
ENTRY from 8.00 pm – SHOW 9.00 pm – Cantina Planeta Sciaranuova, Passopisciaro (CT)
A natural theater in the heart of the vineyards, in the places where the wines of the Volcano are born, to combine the world of wine and that of entertainment: for the first time in Sicily, the vineyard is transformed into a theatre, creating a proscenium among those that once they were terraces for growing vines and using the mountains, lava and centuries-old pines as backdrops. The theater was born between the Sciaranuova vineyards and the old millstone, philologically restored and used as a tasting room and since 2015 it has hosted the “Sciaranuova Festival”. The idea of recovering this natural amphitheater and investing independently in theater programming allows for a dialogue with another art form and to also create a specific cultural valorization and production project for the development of the territory on Etna.