Ateliersi is an organisation that works in the field of performing and theatrical arts, dealing with artistic creation and curating the cultural programming of Atelier Sì in Bologna. Ateliersi’s artistic creation consists of theatrical works with original dramaturgy and artistic interventions in which the performative gesture enters into organic dialogue with anthropology, literature, musical production and the visual arts. An anthropological approach to art characterised by an attraction for otherness, a predilection for cultural evolution as an object of study, the development of the contextual dimension and the experimentation of interdisciplinary practices.
Fiorenza Menni is an actress and theatre author. Her writing is aimed at creating an original dramaturgy, the result of constant research into content and form on the basis of philosophical studies and reflections in the field of art. Together with Andrea Mochi Sismondi, he creates plays for Ateliersi. She is involved in actor training by proposing work paths that tend to train the contextual and sentimental precision of interpretation using the materials of her own path and research.
Porpora Marcasciano is a militant activist in liberation movements from the 1970s to the present. Among the founders of the MIT (Trans Identity Movement) of which she is Honorary President. Sociologist, writer, storyteller. She has published Tra le rose e le viole, la storia e le storie di travestiti e transessuali, Manifestolibri (2002) and reprinted with Alegre Ed. 2020; Favolose Narranti, storie di transessuali, Manifestolibri (2008); Elementi di Critica Trans, Manifestolibri (2010); Antologaia, vivere sognando e non sognare di vivere, i miei anni settanta, Alegre (2016); L’aurora delle trans cattive storie sguardi e vissuti della mia generazione transgender, Alegre Ed. (2018). She has also participated in several collective publications on the topic of gender identity.