Odin Teatret - Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium remembers Fabrizio Persico, president of the La Fenice and Diaforà Cooperative in Albino, Italy, who died on May 3rd after fighting the corona virus for two months. Fabrizio, together with his collaborators, has allowed us to realise various utopian projects. In 2016, after a ten-year break, he welcomed a ten-day ISTA session with one hundred participants from all over the world at the Ripa Convent in Albino, where we returned in 2018 to present the performance THE TREE and give a cohabitation-workshop on actor's dramaturgy.
We remember the pride with which Fabrizio showed us the Convent’s rooms on the day we met him. He described the work that still had to be done with a, at the same time, visionary and practical spirit. He responded to all our requests with an accomplice smile and with the severity of his economic responsibility.
We are committed to making sure that Fabrizio Persico can continue to live in everyone's memory and in the realisation of his still unfulfilled dreams. We are grateful to have known him and to have shared time with him. Fabrizio remains alive and smiling and with a fighting spirit in us,
Julia Varley and Eugenio Barba