A pedagogic and intimate theatre. The author and director Tiago Rodrigues, one of the most important and acclaimed voices of contemporary theatre, arrives at Triennale Milano Teatro with his play By Heart. On stage he will teach a poem to ten people. Giving them no context, no preparation, he simply invites them to join him and learn verses by heart in front of the audience, as they were children at school.
As he teaches the words to be memorized, a mix of stories starts to unfold: anecdotes at times private, at times public, at times real, at times fictional. Stories and characters intersect and unexpected connections emerge. By Heart is a piece about the importance of transmission, about the invisible smuggling of words and ideas that only keeping a text in your memory can provide. This show says to us, or better it whispers to us, that poetry is still alive. Theatre is here to remind it to us.
Edited by Giada Biaggi.