Selected authors Italian Playwrights Project 1st edition (2015/17)



Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini are two performers, writer and directors who, alongside their own personal works, have embarked on an intense and regular collaboration since 2008. Inspired by their common stage performance background they continually explore and research other modes of representation and alternative audience-performer alliances. Their first such collaborative work was Rewind, A Tribute to Café Muller by Pina Bausch created in 2008. 

In 2009 they co-wrote, directed and acted in their own production called From A to D and back again, loosely based on Andy Warhol’s similarly titled book. Since 2011 they have worked on Progetto Reality (‘Project Reality’) which has morphed into two works: czeczy/cose (‘things’), an installation/performance and Reality, Ubu Award 2012 for Best Italian Actress. 

In November 2013 they presented Ce ne andiamo per non darvi altre preoccupazioni (We decided to go because we don’t want to be a burden to you), where they were joined on stage by two other performers Monica Piseddu and Valentino Villa. This play won the Ubu Award 2014 for Best New Italian Dramaturgical Research and the Quebec-Canadian Awards 2016 for the best foreign show. 

Their latest project, Il cielo non è un fondale (‘The Sky Is Not a Backdrop’), where they were joined on stage by two other performers Monica Demuru e Francesco Alberici, was presented in Autumn 2016. From Autumn 2015 Daria and Antonio presented their shows at the Festival d’Automne in Paris. This also marked the beginning of an international tour through France, Swiss, Germany, Canada and Brasil. 

Rewind, a Tribute to Café Muller, czeczy/cose, Reality and Ce ne andiamo per non darvi altre preoccupazioni were published by Titivillus 2014 in one edition called Trilogia dell’invisibile (Trilogy of the Invisible). Il cielo non è un fondale was published by Cue Press 2017.