In Italy, there are male and female rivers. The River Trebbia is female. Carolina Migli wants you to know.
This week Migli, an international theatre practitioner presents Nymph of the River, a piece about her beloved river which runs near the small town where she grew up in Northern Italy. It is presented as a part of Climate Change Theatre Action, at Pride Arts Center Nov 14-16.
Migli was kind enough to tell me a little about her piece and share some pictures of the River Trebbia.
“I live in Piacenza, a small beautiful City in the northern west of Italy. It is set in the big river Po and we have four main rivers that run through the province. This year in the summer the weather was so dry that we had no water.
It did not rain for two months and a half. One of these rivers is the River Trebbia, that almost dried up. I love this river because it runs near the place where I grew up and as I love her so much I decided to write about her.”
“This summer, going to the river was painful. You could see her suffering, fish were dead and the drought was awful for everybody, especially for our agriculture.
Farmers entered a major economical crisis.”