WILL YOU MARRY ME? (new creation- title tbc)
site specific public lecture

concept Sara Leghissa
script and dramaturg assistants Carlo Fusani, Tomas Gonzalez, Catalina Insignares
interviews Marzia Dalfini, Chiara Vacirca
illustrations, graphic, layout Marzia Dalfini
promotion Giulia Messia executive production Eleonora Cavallo
producted by Triennale Teatro dell'Arte - Milano, Far Festival- Nyon partners, Short Theatre - Roma, Sareyett – Ramallah, Saal Biennal- Tallinn, Parallele Festival- Marseille, within the frame of More Than This - Creative Europe

WILL YOU MARRY ME? will premiere inside the season of FOG- Triennale Milano Performing Art, in April 2020

“I'm fascinated with the difference between supposedly private and supposedly public and I try to engage with the issue of what it means to live in a society that's seemingly shock-proof, yet still is compelled to exercise secrecy.”
Barbara Kruger

WILL YOU MARRY ME? is a site-specific, temporary and unconventional public lecture.

The lecture wants to invite people to get closer to the border between legality and illegality. The line between what’s legal and what isn’t is very fine. Lawfulness is not an absolute value, but a parameter that changes according to where we are in the world, the time we live in and the privileges we enjoy.
Lawfulness is a norm, it defines what is considered to be normal, legitimate, in other words right, redistributing power and the perception of power within society, in order to define, categorise, divide and control. The research investigates a specific portion of the spectrum, namely the relationship between illegal acts and public space, like wild posting banners. It would like to explore how we can perform this action mimetically, before everyone’s eyes, suggesting the audience possible forms of public display and public resistance, by means of their own words.

Right now, the research has been divided in different phases.
Creation residences supported by Sareyett- Ramallah, Les Marchandises- Nyon, La Casa Encendida- Madrid. Workshops connected to the research: HAVE YOU NEVER BEEN (IL)LEGAL?: Prato (Giardini di Prossimità), Madrid (Fundacion Monte Madrid).

Different public presentation of the research have been and will be presented, and specifically thought and connected, to different Festival contexts:

(SOMETHING I'VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF)
a public lecture about illegal practices
SAAL Biennal,Tallinn
https://saal.ee

TONIGHT NO POETRY WILL SERVE
site-specific public lecture
Short Theatre, Roma
www.shorttheatre.org

HAVE YOU NEVER BEEN (IL)LEGAL?
(report di una pratica illegale collettiva)
Contemporanea Festival, Prato
www.contemporaneafestival.it

#FAKE UNIFORME (POUR AGIR INVISIBLEMENT SOUS LES YEUX DES AUTRES)
site-specific public lecture
Parallele Festival, Marseille
www.plateformeparallele.com

ph Claudia Pajewski, Carlo Fusani, Joosep Pank