The story will be projected in Albania for the first time through immersive theater, in which actors and audience will be integrated into an authentic script to experiment together moments that really happened in history.
The experimental initiation will take place in the Bunk'Art 1 spaces in the first two weeks of December.
"We have recreated six characters typical of communist history, and it is their duty to show students and visitors their part of history; all this, of course, seen with a contemporary outlook."- explained the curators of the event.
The idea came from the general curator of Bunk'Art, Carlo Bollino, while the texts were written by the journalist Admirina Peci with the general organization of Ergys Grezda, the executive director of the NGO "Qendra Ura" (Bridge Center), which administers Bunk'Art 1.
The characters of the communist history chosen are an Albanian guerrilla, an Italian soldier, a German soldier, a school teacher and an intelligence officer (from the 'Sigurimi' of communism). The sixth character, instead, is the dictator Enver Hoxha, who will talk about his role and above all his mistakes through a unique and original scenography.
Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the actors in the existing bunker spaces, while their stories will be told in the Bunk'Art 1 Parliament room. During the performance a documentary on the history of Albanian bunkarage will be shown, a chapter of history less known especially for the younger generations.
After the show a debate will take place in which visitors and students will be able to ask questions to guests invited by the government and share their emotions and perspectives acquired from the environment, circumstances or from their experiences.
Diving as a show technique was born during the period of the Cambodian genocide at the end of the 70 years. No documents or evidence existed on what happened, since all the films had been destroyed. So people decided to reconstruct events using art and memory.
The immersive theater, very popular in London, makes the audience active and offers them the freedom to follow his instinct in building the story that is confessed, without distinction of stage and parquet. In the immersive theater space is one, and the actors and spectators move together, connected by the inevitable interaction that exists between the bodies that coexist in an environment, be it conscientious or not.
It will be the first time that an immersive theater will be staged in Albania, in particular to tell the story of a dark period in this country.