Dalla testimonianza al teatro: la storia pubblica e la messa in scena del trauma – Laboratorio Lapsus e Cristina Spinetti – Stratagemmi 40


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One of the focal points of the Gent Manifesto states that «at least one production per season should be performed in a war zone, without any cultural infrastructure». This paper reflects on Hate Radio, a production in which the director deals with the complexities of the genocide in Rwanda through the reconstruction of a radio broadcast aired on RTLM / Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines — the Rwandan radio station that was instrumental in the terrible genocide of the Tutsi minority in 1994. The show is analyzed through the tools of contemporary historiography: public history, the management of difficult heritage and the reconciliation of collective memory. In this way, Milo Rau’s theater becomes a mirror of history but also an instrument of analysis of contemporary reality