Trinacria Theatre Company's inaugural production began as a month-long cross-cultural residency in which founding members created an original ensemble-based performance to tour around the Messina region of Sicily as well as Boston and New York City. Through hands-on research on the island, La Storia di Colapesce was created by incorporating elements from several different versions of the local folk-tale into a full-length show performed entirely in Sicilian and Italian. In addition to using physical theatre techniques to tell the story, ensemble members used shadow puppetry and employed their instruments and found objects to provide live underscoring and foley effects.
Created & performed by Mariagrazia LaFauci (Artistic Director), Josephine Cooper, Sean Devare, Kathleen Lewis, Quinton Kappel, Elena Kritter, Dario Ladani Sanchez, & Max Sklar
Alive in a beautiful and mysterious way...packed a powerful emotional punch."
-- Travis Manni, New England Theatre Geek
Long ago there lived a fisherman's son who spent so long at sea the people called him a "half boy, half fish". But there are stranger things lurking in the waters of the Strait of Messina: ancient myths and terrible dangers…
Featuring an ensemble of eight actors and musicians, Colapesce: An Audio Adventure is an enchanting storytelling album that brings the Sicilian folktale of Colapesce to life with original music, perfect for listeners of all ages. In this time of distance, we are thrilled to present this adaptation of our original stage production to share this powerful tale of courage and community with audiences all over the world.