LAMPEDUSA BEACHLina Prosa
Lampedusa Beach is the first part of the Trilogy on Shipwreck by the Italian author Lina Prosa. The text was written in the year 2003 and had its premiere in Paris in La Comédie Franҫaise. It has been translated into French, Portuguese and English. The intensive monologue on immigration is a poetic and dramatic testimony of Shauba, a young African woman who experienced a shipwreck on the coast of Lampedusa, one of the most beautiful summer resorts of Europe that despite all its associations becomes a traumatic spot of Europe. Shauba tells of her own experience, namely, her dream of a better life, of injustice in the world, but also her primordial connection with the water, with her Mediterranean identity. The words of the drowned Shauna, explains the author, give life to an underwater odyssey in which the end, sinking to the bottom of the sea, is a long breath that tells the story.
Nina Violić, the renowned theatre and film actress from Rijeka plays in this deeply moving, topical and powerful monodrama.