The Strada Stretta Concept, under the auspices of the Valletta 2018 Foundation presents ’Dario Fo A Malta’, monologues & workshop interpreted by Mario Pirovano, under the artistic direction of Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci. Come join us in a workshop with the participation of Maltese Għannejja – Troubadours.

Date: 16th September, 8:00PM, at Strada Stretta Valletta near the Splendid. Entrance is free.

Mario Pirovano will be holding a workshop regarding Dario Fo’s monologues – Mistero Buffo & Johan Padan.

Also included:
Dario Fo’s connection with Malta, Mario Pirovano’s experience and acting workshop, Għannejja singing Dario Fo including Karmenu l-Baħri’s variation and Dr Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci’s translations, adaptations of Fo’s works in Malta, Paris and Moscow.

Dario Fo was very much intrigued by Dr. Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci’s ‘Għana’ adaptation of his ‘Mistero Buffo’ directed and produced some years before, with the collaboration of Karmenu ‘l-Baħri’. Dr. Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci, artistic director of Strada Stretta Concept, had presented to Dario Fo a video recording of the Malta event. He was jubilant to see and hear the Maltese ‘Għannejja’ re-interpreting his work in such a rustic and raw but beautiful manner.

The workshop will be presented by Mario Pirovano (b.Milan, 20 April 1950) who is an Italian theatrical actor, storyteller, translator and interpreter of Dario Fo’s monologues. His performances contribute to spread Fo’s art in the world.

Mario Pirovano grew up in Pregnana Milanese, a small village just out of Milan. At the age of 12 he worked in a local shop, at the age of 24 he moved to England, where for about 10 years he did all sort of jobs. In 1983 he saw Dario Fo and Franca Rame performing Mistero Buffo at the Riverside Studios in London, and from then on he identified his life with the works of Dario Fo.

Since 1983 Mario Pirovano has taken part in all the works produced by Dario Fo and Franca Rame as an actor or assistant producer, stage director or simultaneous interpreter. In 1987 with Fo and Rame he acted in the programme “Forced Broadcast”, shown in eight episodes on a national television channel (Rai 3). In 1991 he played a part in the film ‘Blue Lights Murder’, director Alfonso Brescia.