Teatro Akropolis company, founded in 2001 and directed by Clemente Tafuri and David Beronio, conducts a research on the preletterary origins of theater, setting the role of the chorus to its original function and intending theater as an expression of unrepresentable wisdom, an art that makes a direct confrontation with the myth and its metamorphic essence. The Trilogy on Friedrich Nietzsche (2013), Death of Zarathustra (2016) and Pragma. Study on the myth of Demeter (2018) are the outcomes on the scene of this investigation, accompanied by studies and publications on the same topics. The research activity has been the subject of various degree theses. The shows are hosted in spaces and theaters throughout Italy and abroad.
In Genoa the company manages Teatro Akropolis, a place designed to welcome and promote research in performing arts, through the organization of festivals, creative residencies, workshops and various cultural activities. In 2017 the editorial activity of Teatro Akropolis, realized with the AkropolisLibri brand, received the Ubu Prize in the “special projects” category.
Testimonianze ricerca azioni (Testimonies research actions) is the main event of Teatro Akropolis, an international and multidisciplinary festival (the only multidisciplinary festival supported in Liguria by MiBAC) that annually brings together artists and intellectuals internationally in a cycle of shows, performances, conferences, seminars , workshop.