This theatrical piece that sheds light to the tragedy of death that hundreds of African migrants found at sea, trying to reach the coast of Italy escaping hunger, war and all sorts of exploitation in their countries. In the past 20 years, there have been more than 20,000 people who have drowned in that sea.
La MaMa will present Teatro delle Albe of Ravenna, Italy in the American premiere of
Noise in the Waters (Rumore di acque). The play is a dark, intense melologue (short work for voice and music) written by Marco Martinelli on the tragedy of migrants in the Mediterranean, based on true stories collected and conceived by Martinelli and Ermanna Montanari. Supported by Amnesty International and lionized by Italian critics, the piece protests the indifference of Fortress Europe to the everyday tragedy of refugees from Africa, who have perished for years in the Strait of Sicily on fruitless sea voyages to escape massacres and starvation in their homelands.