Second room [Motel]
Second room [Motel]

Marco Valerio Amico, Rhuena Bracci


Marco Valerio Amico, Rhuena Bracci, Marco Maretti


Roberto Rettura

Light design

Fabio Sajiz


Antonio Rinaldi


Nanou Associazione Culturale, Fondazione Pontedera Teatro, Fondazione Fabbrica Europa, ZTL-Pro


Palladium – Università Roma Tre


Regione Emilia-Romagna

Motel is a unit of time; it is a familiar but uninhabited place; it is the room of secrets, of lovers, of whores, the refuge of murderers, the stop of travelers.
The dramaturgy, divided into episodes (rooms), is the interaction of a small number of characters immersed in a familiar and substantially ordinary environment (e.g. an apartment, an office, a public place, a school, a motel, etc.), in which extraordinary elements shift the daily course of action.
The episodes are essentially independent; the characters and the relationships between them are static and the events of each episode are resolved in the episode itself, restoring the status quo.
The story is always “out the window”. The drama is not present in the scene. We can only grasp the remnants of what has already happened.
Only in the final episode will a radical change take place that will provide the starting point for a new dramatic path.
The relationship between the interpreters, the sound, the light, the objects, is the engine of events, which is also capable of changing the nature of the elements involved. Sound becomes a story, the body becomes furniture, light becomes time. Nothing can occur unless motivated by a relationship between these elements.


Second room [Motel] – © Laura Arlotti

Motel . Second room ph. Laura Arlotti