Shows

Fright Night A night to remember
Theatre Performance, 2019

Fright Night – A night to remember is an original theatre performance conceived and directed by me in 2019. It all started from the idea of bringing traditional horror movies themes to the theatre stage. I selected a collection of unpublished and unproduced horror scripts from different online websites, and I reduced and adapted them, in order to keep horror themes effective for on-stage acting.

The structure of the play is made of short chapters, each one introducing characters and depicting situations typical of horror stories. The suspense and the necessary tension is built up by putting together live (often over)dramatic acting, music, backdrop images highlighting the setting of the action, as well as sound and light effects.

A big challenge of this production for the stage has been the creation of many original lines of dialogue to catch up with the lack of cinematic effects required by the original scripts. The dialogues were created during rehearsals and the performance was 100% scripted at the time of its premiere.

An unusual twist at the beginning of the play involved the director of the play formally introducing the performance to the audience, subsequently playing a small “surprise” role on stage alongside the cast of actors.

Fright Night – A night to remember premiered on June 7, 2019 in 800A venue in Berlin. The performance was created and directed by Alessandro Casadio, with an advanced group of Instant Theatre Berlin students as cast.

Fright Night – A night to remember
Cast: 9 Actors
Technical crew: 1 sound technician, 1 light technician
Duration: about 50 minutes
Technical requirements: video-projection system, sound system

If you’re interested in booking a performance or you want to represent this piece with your cast, please use the Contact form to get in touch. Upon request, the full script can be made available to theatre makers interested in representing this performance.


Contemporarysh*t – mynameisalex – A theatre performance
premiered on April 27, 2017

contemporarysh*t – mynameisalex is a solo performance that makes our inner voices heard and tackles honesty, creativity and originality in theatre on two levels: what lies within us? Where do the voices we hear inside come from? What can we learn from them? At the same time, I’ve written contemporarysh*t – mynameisalex to focus on the dilemma of being original, or unique in our stage creations. Is it really possible to say something different in art, or are we just repeating the same things over and over again only because people seem to like them?

contemporarysh*t – mynameisalex is an informal exploration of what lies deep within us in our lives, as well as how we try to express these feelings when we start writing a contemporary theatre performance. With some bits of parody and some bits of experimental research, we explore our nature as humans as “98% exactly the same”. Before the beginning of the show, the audience also receives a copy of the “Universal Guidelines on how to create an original theatre performance to become an internationally acclaimed artist”.

This solo show premiered on April 27, 2017. Performed by Alex Casadio, directed by Vasilis Liaskovitis in 800A Berlin.

Details:

Contemporarysh*t – mynameisalexA theatre performance written by Alessandro Casadio.

Cast: 1 Actor
Technical crew: 1 sound technician, 1 light technician
Duration: about 32 minutes
Technical requirements: video-projection system

If you’re interested in booking a performance of this piece or you want to represent this solo piece with your cast, please use the Contact form to get in touch. Upon request, the full script and the original materials of the play can also be made available to theatre makers interested in representing this performance.

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