FUORI GIOCO / OFF-SIDEA story about bullying

Suggested ages:
Ages 11 to 14 years
School range:
Upper primary school
Lower secondary school
Show dates:
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company: La Baracca - Testoni Ragazzi
directed by: Gabriele Marchioni and Enrico Montalbani
by: Stefano Filippini, Gabriele Marchioni and Enrico Montalbani
with: Matteo Bergonzoni, Gianluigi Marra, Lorenzo Monti
lights: Luciano Cendou
other info: in collaboration with “SOS - il Telefono Azzurro ONLUS”

Complete card

The show is the outcome of a project by “SOS - il Telefono Azzurro ONLUS”, a non-profit organisation committed, among other things, to fighting bullying, and La Baracca - Testoni Ragazzi, in its exploration of the uneasy, fragile and critical period of adolescence.
The project was created with the aim of bringing theatre into schools, as an educational instrument to promote the awareness of this issue in children, teenagers and teachers.
The protagonists are 3 teenagers, three different personalities that establish a rigid and dangerous relationship.
Acts that at the beginning look like jokes among young boys soon become real bullying acts.
An insane sort of game is then established, in which each of the three boys plays a part: the bully, the victim and the spectator-outsider.
It is impossible to change the rules of the game: the acts are repeated over and over again, and the dynamics among the three boys becomes a cage from which nobody knows how to get out.
“Off side” tells about bullying by displaying on stage the critical aspects of the relationships among young people, but without providing solutions to the problem or falling into easy moralism.
The main objective is to give rise to discussion in order to deal with this issue.

duration 50'

trailer: https://goo.gl/VZtYm9

Performance already shown in:

Teatro Don Bosco, Pergine Valsugana (TN) - Italy - 2012
Teatro Gustavo Modena, Mori - Italy - 2012
Teatro del Centro scolastico, Borgo Valsugana - Italy - 2012
Teatro Comunale Filodrammatici, Piacenza - Italy - 2013
Teatro Testoni Ragazzi, Sala B - 2013
Piccolo Teatro Verdi, Bonato Sopra (BG)-Italia - 2014
Cineteatro San Pietro, Ponte San Pietro (BG) - Italy - 2014
Auditorium - 2014
Teatro Paradiso - Folgaria - Italy - 2015
Teatro Testoni Ragazzi, Sala B - 2015
Teatro Comunale, Thiene - Italy - 2016
Teatro Comunale Luigi Russolo, Portogruaro - Italy - 2017
Teatro Giuditta Pasta, Saronno - Italy - 2017
Cinema Teatro Super, Valdagno - Italy - 2018
Teatro Testoni Ragazzi, Sala A - 2018
Teatro Elios Aldò, Scorzè - Italy - 2018
Teatro Comunale "Gonzaga Ilva - Ligabue", Bagnolo in Piano - Italy - 2018
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