CHICCO DI CAFFÈ / COFFEE BEAN
Ages 6 to 11 years
Lower primary school
Upper primary school
directed by: Bruno Cappagli and Valeria Frabetti
by: Bruno Cappagli e Roberto Frabetti
with: Bruno Cappagli
lights: Luciano Cendou
other info: Video direction by Roberto Passuti and Maria Ellero / Shots by Franco Ferioli / drawings and images by Enrico Montalbani, Roberto Passuti and the kids of the Alemania school of Pantasma (Nicaragua)
The region of Pantasma is a mountainous area of Nicaragua, between Managua and the border with Honduras: it is the poorest area, but the one with the best coffee. Here, we found the images and suggestions to create the show.
“Coffee bean” speaks to the children about other children. It tells them about workers, childhood, games and dreams: coffee beans represent something really small, delicate, important; something that wants to grow up.
Exploitation of workers in coffee plantations is a serious issue in many countries.
Although based on the Nicaraguan situation, “Coffee bean” witnesses the drama of all the countries affected by this form of exploitation, combining the themes of the show with other topics, such as fairtrade.
“Coffee bean” is a show produced in the framework of the project Ambasciatore (Ambassador), promoted by La Baracca – Testoni Ragazzi, a cultural project for bringing theatre to developing countries or countries at war. But the project also aims at producing shows that deal with the conditions – often forgotten or hushed up – of children in many countries of the world.
This show is the result of the collaboration between the Ambassador project of La Baracca – Testoni Ragazzi and the non-profit organisation GVG (Group of Civil Volunteers) on the “fair” production of coffee in Nicaragua.duration: 50'First-prize winner at the 7th International Festival of Theatre for young People “City of Aosta”.
Performance already shown in:
Auditorium Comunale, Medolla (MO) - Italy - 2013
Teatro Testoni Ragazzi, Sala A, - 2015
Biblioteca di Vado, Vado - Italy - 2015
Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna (BO) - Italy - 2015
Expo, Teatro della Terra, Milano - Italy - 2015
Auditorium F. Abbiati, Verdello - Italy - 2016
Auditorium Casa della Musica, Trieste - Italy - 2016
Teatro Pedrazzoli, Fabbrico - Italy - 2016
Auditorium Polivalente Primo Maggio, Crevalcore (BO) - Italy - 2017
Teatro Testoni Ragazzi, Sala A, - 2018