Irene Petra Zani
In September 2018 Irene Petra Zani was selected for DramaLab, a call for Italian playwrights under 35 that offered translation residencies . Zani applied to the Call with the desire to take her play “The Doll” out of Italy and to open up to a confrontation with foreign authors, translators, directors and actors. She was selected and was invited by Sala Beckett in Barcelona for the first time in January 2019 for the translation residency. This translation later on was sent to Enka Alonso, a Catalan actress. She liked the play very much and she wrote Zani expressing her desire to play it and to work together. Sala Beckett decided to support the work again with a new residency. and a public presentation and that’s how the i-Portunus mobility support was used.
I worked for the first time in a theater abroad with foreign people talking in another language.