Young playwright, poet and musical theatre artist Tommaso Giacopini reflects on the violent movements that took place in the macro-world of the geological ages and in the microcosm of a young woman and her companion, Sofia and Leonardo.
Things are the way they are until they change. Once the dinosaurs ruled our planet. Then a rock fell from the sky and Bang.
Dodici metri di apertura alare is about the transience of existence, how everything has to destroy itself before it can be renewed.
Sofia, the protagonist of the play, deals with the death of her mother and her own pregnancy. Suspended between death and life, she does what she can to defend herself tooth and nail from the monsters hiding in the shadows, as she searches for a little less painful way to live.
The writing of Dodici metri di apertura alare came out of a dramatic writing programme promoted by Luminanza – Reattore per la drammaturgia contemporanea della Svizzera italiana, which Giacopini took part in in 2021.