When I write, I put in row small symbols of various sizes. They are the same symbols that I used to draw on the paper when I was a child, meaningless scribbles, who in a certain order have the power to create images. The joints are infinite, but every time I dive into this sea of possibilities in the desperate attempt to extract a sense, a little teatrino of doodles that tell something new and beautiful.
Pier Lorenzo Pisano was born in Naples in 1991. He studies in Venice, graduating in Cultural Heritage Conservation. He starts an acting career specializing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London). He deepens his interest in playwriting and receives positive responses in the major Italian drama and screenplay awards (Premio Tondelli, Premio Hystrio, Solinas Prize). Meanwhile, he works as actor and assistant director for cinema and theater, and as editor on various projects including the documentary Torn – Strappati, winner of a Nastro d’Argento and presented at Venice International Film Festival.
He combines his interest in acting and writing graduating as director at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia di Roma.
Characters: 2 men – available in Italian
Two brothers share their story of growth and loss through monologues and dialogues. Their words retrace and foreshadow their past and future lives, overlapping in order to piece together their relationship, their conflicts with the outside world and their mother.
The quickest way to create an emotional bond is by sharing a powerful experience. It doesn’t matter whether it is a roller coaster ride or a car accident; every little thing produces the invisible threads that connect those who love each other. Brothers share rooms, schools, clothes, grains of sand underneath their feet during beach trips; they share parents.
In short, they have all the ingredients for a deep bond. Despite this, it’s often hard to see the love of the ones we love. Not because that feeling is taken for granted, quite the opposite: the stronger the bond, the more it must be tested, stressed the need to be proven over and over again, waiting for the day when, reassured by that torn and weary love, we finally are ready to show how deeply we care.
And often, that day is one too late.
FOR YOUR OWN GOOD
Characters: 2 women, 3 men – available in Italian
A brother comes back home and his arrival triggers family mechanisms that have always been jammed, expounded through dialogues in the guts and humour that only the family know.
Mother, father, grandparent, uncle, are all part of a criminal conspiracy based on the blackmail. The blackmail of love.
What family really is?
How does it relate to strangers?
And above all, can you survive it?