Winner of the Award 2022 SoHo Playhouse-Fringe Encore Series (NYC, USA)
Written, directed and performed by Monia Baldini
Devising consultant Giovanni Fusetti
Produced by Giuseppina Di Gesaro
Be My Guest is an interactive, metatheatrical solo show where, in the space of one hour, Monia Baldini and her six characters bring to life the magical worlds of clown, bouffon, tragedy, improvisation, cabaret and physical theater.
The Hostess, The Artist, Venus, Shelion, Tragic Actress, Herself.
Those are the author’s guests trying to make their own show. Six different roles or masks, each with their own physicality, voice, gestures, motivations, fighting for your attention.
The author examines, with the audience, the doubts and the struggle of making a show and the artistic process behind it. Themes are hot and urgent: poverty, failure, isolation, dreams, motherhood, and taboo. Language is bold and satirical. Through the lightness of the game, the audience is constantly driven to be part of this passionate mad journey.
Monia Baldini says: “Making a show on my own made me realize that I’m never really alone in this process. If I listen carefully my artistic body is full of voices, so I’ve decided to play them all.”
“I loved it. So much life, so much humor, so much ferocity. I think that the show will have a beautiful future. Shea Wojtus
– Honestly it was the best show! I must admit I wasn’t sure how it would be to do a one person show with several characters, however Monia kept the audience completely enraptured. She totally smashed it! Nettie Hall
– The show has awakened the beast inside me and now she doesn’t want to go back. Martina Bartolozzi
It’s a metaphysical investigation of the soul! (actor and writer Tim Crouch)