Steel Skin – A Made In Italy Performance

Mar 26, 2021 317

Another great presentation from the Sicilian actress Sebina Montagno, on the virtual stage with a new theatrical performance at the REDCAT ROY AND EDNA DISNEY/CALARTS THEATER in Los Angeles, a performance that has been sold out. A wonderful rendition that played from March 7th to 20th. Sebina performed the role of Lisa, in the recital "Steel Skin" directed by American director Leslie Small.

We asked Sebina who her Lisa is. In her words: "Lisa is an Italian-Tunisian girl suffering from anorexia, who immigrated with her family to the United States after the Second World War, in search of fortune. My Lisa is a fragile girl, affected by a serious eating disorder that disturbs her intellectual abilities, causing serious consequences. But, at the same time, Lisa also preserves that vitality and the ability to be reborn, typical and concrete elements of Mediterranean women.”

On working with the prominent Leslie Small, Sebina had some great words to say: “To have been directed by an all-around artist like Leslie Small was a great privilege for me. Leslie is one of those sensitive souls, very attentive and scrupulous towards the most current and perilous topics of socio- anthropological nature; Leslie wanted the role to be played by a truly European or North African actress; his care and attention, turned to the construction of a creative process that was deeply real, sincere and honest towards this topic. It left me wonderfully moved and impressed. Working with Leslie was a journey of deep discovery, searching for the inner motivations, anxieties and hidden fears that often characterize people with these serious disorders. The work has been complex and challenging, but the results have been amazing and exciting to say the least. Filling the stage, for two entire weeks, in a prestigious theatre like RedCat Roy in Los Angeles, even if virtually, make me feel full of pride and joy.”

We couldn’t agree more with her. Steel Skin, along with being a spectacular exhibition of a sensitive topic shows the resilience of some of the most amazing artists during these testing times. Sebina shows exemplary versatility and really brings to life Leslie Small’s vision online.

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