Ad Est del Mondo, in partnership with the IAB (Sitges (Barcelona), Spain): This other thing

  • watch: 4th July 2019 at 1pm UTC
  • duration: 10min

This other thing A micro-theatre monologue by Armando Rotondi with Jonathan Floyd Inspired by the memories of Heinz Heger, Pierre Seel, Rudolf Brazda and other gay people survived “Anyone who even thinks of homosexual love is our enemy. We reject anything that turns our people around and makes our men object of fun for our enemies”. (Heinrich Himmler) The man is sitting in a chair. He stares straight ahead, hands folded on his knees. He is like sitting in front of a court during a trial. But he is not a witness. He is like a defendant, a perennial accused who has the chance to speak but who already knows he will be considered guilty…

BIO: ARMANDO ROTONDI (Author) – Armando Rotondi is a scholar, academic, journalist and playwright/writer. He is currently Associate Professor in Performance Theory, History, and Criticism at the Institute of Arts Barcelona/Liverpool John Moores University, where he is also director of the MA Programme in Acting. He has worked at universities in Italy (Naples and Verona), UK (Strathclyde), Poland (Torun), Romania (Bucharest),Slovakia (Bratislava). He is a founding member of INIT – International Network of Italian Theatre, Editor for “Theatre and Adaptation” at The Theatre Times (New York) and co-director on the international journal “Mise en Abyme”. As a theatre practitioner he works internationally as a consultant, writer and dramaturg, and he is artistic director of “Ad Est del Mondo. Teatri e Storie da Orizzonti Vicini”. As a playwright, his recent production has been focussed on documentary, memorial and political theatre, having investigated topics such as the Ceausescu’s trial or the Porrajmos. As a consultant, he has worked with international artists such as Andy Arnold, Giovanni Meola, Lorand Janos, Jasmin Vardimon, Trevor Carlson. JONATHAN FLOYD (Actor) – Jonathan was born and raised in South Wales and he trained with the National Youth Theatre of Wales and at the Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. As an actor his stage credits include the role of Judd in John Godber’s BOUNCERS (Mumbai, Dubai and Middle East Tour), Michel in DJ Britton’s WAVES IN THE CHATROOM (Sherman Cymru), Jesus in Tom Walker’s (of ‘Jonathan Pie’ fame) RHONA’S PANTRY (Canal Cafe Theatre / Landor) and as the juvenile lead in Gary Owen’s multi award winning play GHOST CITY (Sgript Cymru) which toured the UK and also ran at the 59E59 Theater in New York. His television appearances include both leading and guest roles in DREAM TEAM (Sky One), HOLBY CITY (BBC), DOCTORS (BBC), COWBOIS AC INJANS (S4C), as a regular in the groundbreaking Welsh language drama CAERDYDD (also for S4C) and as Eddie Powell in the popular BBC mini-series HEARTS OF GOLD directed by Richard Laxton. He has also appeared in a number of commercials, voice-overs and dozens of Radio Dramas (BBC Afternoon Plays). Jonathan spent several years teaching in Africa before returning to the UK to take up a post as a Lecturer in Acting at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts and as Senior Lecturer in Acting at the London Studio Centre. He is currently Lecturer in Acting at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona.