The guiding word of this edition of the ‘Ginesio Fest’, which will take place from 18 to 25 August in San Ginesio – the Marche town that bears the name of the patron saint of theater actors – is ‘reconstruction’; and the term intends to recall both the tragic event of the earthquake that also hit the Marches in 2016, and the cultural event proposed for the territory. “We still do not have the theater, it is hoped that we will soon have it; and we are working to bring normality back to this place”, said the actor Leonardo Lidi, artistic director of the ‘Ginesio Fest’, interviewed by AdnKronos. “But we also want to propose a ‘reconstruction’ of the word in this traumatic moment between pandemic and war, the reconstruction of an ‘alphabet’ that can give the possibility to emotionally and dramaturgically tell what we have felt and are still experiencing, the emotions of a wounded society, starting from the desire to be together “, explains Lidi. Particular attention will be paid to the young audience. “It is important and we try to strongly affirm it in all our artistic actions – confirms Lidi – Unfortunately, there is a bad habit in the Italian theater of combining youth with defects, but meritocracy does not look at the identity card .. . We must put our trust in young people, for my part I have received it and now it is right that somehow I return it “, says the 33-year-old actor, one of the youngest Italian artistic directors, at his first edition of the ‘Ginesio Fest’. .Lidi observes that “the state of health of the festival is healthy, also thanks to the previous performances”, the last one entrusted to Vinicio Marchioni. “It is nice to work here, you can feel the beginning of a journey. We focus on both classical texts and new dramaturgy, with particular attention to new writings that are not afraid to confront the news, with current events, with everyday life “, explains the artistic director of the ‘Ginesio Fest’. The jury, chaired by Remo Girone, will award this year Petra Valentini and Paolo Pierobon as best actress and theater actor. “A choice in which I had no role and weight, but which – underlines Leonardo Lidi – I share and make me happy. They are two great actors who as a theatrical spectator I have always loved a lot, also because they both believe in the theater of speech, which carry on with different experiences “. (by Enzo Bonaiuto)
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