Because it was him because it was me – Metamorphisis of the city in the theatre space

Place:Governor's palace


from 26 September to 26 November 2020
from Tuesday to Friday from 3pm to 7pm; Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 7pm.
Closed on Monday.


Free entrance


The photographer Luca Stoppini took an anthropological trip with over 100 people, actors of Teatro Due and less noticeable residents of Parma, to take back the less spectacular body of the city. This is how the photo exhibition was born, produced by Fondazione Teatro Due in collaboration with Reggio Parma Festival.

A research to discover places and humanity that could, through the Ensemble Teatro Due actors’ point of view, regain possession of the less spectacular Body of the city, spaces in which time is suspended: places in town that are heartfelt theatre for the actors, Spaces of the theatre as magnifying glass for figures usually hidden in the everyday life, often powerful protagonists but invisible in the daily technological life.

The Abbey of San Giovanni, the Annunciata church with the Soup kitchen, the Bookstore at the Centro Torri mall, Bar Gianni, where Parma soccer team supporters hang out, the Railway station, the National gallery, the Botanical garden, Osteria Artaj, the Temple of Arcadia in the Ducal park, the Art Institute P. Toschi are just a few of the places that became theatre of un unexpected visual dialogue between the artists and their usual residents, invited to be portraited in the spaces of the Foundation on Viale Basetti.

The exhibition is organized by Fondazione Teatro Due with Comune di Parma, at Palazzo del Governatore.