Looking for Pasolini
A contemporary play (in English with some moments in Italian) written by a young British actor and author, Atticus Orsborn,and an Italian actor and director, Ludovico Nolfi, both united by a common interest in Pier Paolo Pasolini. He was a sharp writer, poet, intellectual, and controversial Italian director. Prophetic observer of capitalist society, he has always inspired opposite and profound feelings of both admiration and hate. His life has been upstream and elusive to most people, as it was his death. Beaten to death, Pasolini was found on the coast near Rome under mysterious circumstances in 1975. Forty years later, a group of young performers find inspiration in Pasolini's works and learn to reflect on the relevance of his writing to today, following the threads of his poetry.
Looking for Pasolini was performed in October 2015 at The Courtyard Theatre, London as part of the 15th Week of the Italian Language in the World, under the high patronage of the President of Italian Republic. It was also shown in February 2015 at Judith Wilson Drama Studio, Cambridge and in June 2015 at Schlosskeller Theatre, Saarbrücken, Germany, as part of the Grafiti Theatre Festival.