We live in a society where drugs are often experienced and perceived not as dangerous or harmful, but as a simple consumer goods. Ragazzi Permale deals with this issue, in an eclectic show similar to inquiry, theater, talk show and television program. Telling true stories the show discusses risky behavior and many facets related to youth problems and to drug use.
Ragazzi Permale is a chat between guys, it’s songs and words, it’s a show and talk show. It is a simple way to talk about drugs with a different and unusual perspective: the one of those who knew him living it firsthand. Ragazzi Permale is not a professors’ or masters’ lesson of life but only a tell of life stories.
The main characters’ are young people between 18 and 25, all from the community of San Patrignano. All of them have experienced and overcome the problem of drug addiction and they can offer to the public the true reasons that pushed them to take drugs and the effort of returning, once recovered, in society.
Spazio Francesco Apolloni
Francesco Apolloni is a writer, director and actor who has always stood out in the Italian art scene (and beyond), for its extreme versatility. He graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts Silvio d’Amico, from where he begins to weave his career very young. Francesco was assistant director in Gianni Amelio’s ‘Stolen Children’ (1992) and Franco Grimaldi’s ‘A life at stake’, he was artistic director of the Theatre Workshop ‘Cyber Days’ for STET, and consultant for the “Youth Project” of Telecom Italy.
In 1997 he published his first novel “Passo e chiudo” with Minimum Fax as editor. Later, the tale “La Signora Fernanda”, published by La Repubblica, became the hint to his movie debut “La verità vi prego sull’amore” in 2000 awarded with the Fellini Award for Best Director. While the tale “Fate come noi”, published by Donelli Editor, in 2002 turned in to a namesake movie awarded with the foreign Press Association Golden Globe.
In Berlin, at the Institute of Italian Culture, he held internships in creative writing, while in Rome he did seminars for actors of film school and was a movie direction professor at the NUCT. Francesco was also a co-star in “Ma il cielo è sempre più blu”, Rai Fiction, and “Scusa ma ti chiamo amore”, adapted from the novel by Federico Moccia. He currently works as a journalist for ‘The Messenger’ and ‘Il Sole 24 Ore’.
Bring the show to your house
If you would like to organize a show at your school or city, contact us and discover just how simple it is:
WeFree organizing Secretary
Via San Patrignano, 53 – 47853 Coriano (RN) Italy
tel: 0541 362111
cell: 335 1026852
fax: 0541 759799