How to adapt a classical play to be understood in an entirely different context? Aligning it with the values (much more plural and inclusive) of the new generations. Taking as a starting point the work of playwrights and activists Dario Fo and Franca Rame, Teatru Malta deconstructs limiting thoughts while creating a doll, symbol of the idea of women as objects promoted by mass media and production throughout history. “This project is about the position of women in today's society and how it creates space for problems such as the increase in domestic violence during a pandemic.”
Being Malta’s National Threatre Company, the creative platform has opted since its inception for a philosophy free of walls, adapting its performances to countless scenarios and formats. A way of thinking that now looks at internationalization through its new ready-to-assemble theatre piece, Alice in Wonderless Land, conceived during the pandemic. Besides being able to be produced in schools, multipurpose rooms or warehouse spaces, the initiative designed for young people plans to travel around the world. “It will be available and can be ordered by theatres around the world”. We talk to its artistic director, Sean Buhagiar, for full details.