The imaginative story of Espérer returns in 2024

2024 is the year of the return of the imaginative story of Espérer.


Esperer Island began to take shape in 2015, when Antonio Damasco, playwright, actor and director of the Italian Network of Popular Culture found himself having to explain to his two little girls what was happening on the rocks of Ventimiglia. Starting in June of that year, people from the poorest countries of the African continent, in transit through Italy on their way to France, stopped at the border line, sheltering on the rocks for over four months. From that experience, an allegorical fable was born, transferred into a book illustrated by Alice Tortoroglio: ‘The Imaginative Story of Espérer’ and a theatre play that looks towards the Europe of 2050.