Gli Amici di Luca

The Project

a project by Casa dei Risvegli Luca De Nigris / Gli amici di Luca
in collaboration with Teatro dell'Argine
with support from Emilia Romagna Region, Bologna Province and Department of Music and Performing Arts of Bologna University
from 2012 - 2013
The theatre company Gli amici di Luca (Luca’s friends), founded in May 2003, is composed by people (persone e non ragazzi, anche in italiano) who awoke after long periods of coma, actors, volunteers and workers of the Casa dei Risvegli (House of Awakenings) in Bologna. The company aims at social integration and rehabilitation of people awaken from coma and raising social awareness on this issue. The path starts from the use of theatre in the therapeutic contexts but aims to get to artistic productions bearing a very specific poetical content, which arises from the group members and their peculiarities. Over the years, the company has produced several plays, which premiered in Bologna and after that toured Italy.


Support and promotion of social cohesion are among the main project objectives. The creative process – which is typical of theatrical activities – is very effective in stimulating relationships between individuals involved. This allows people awaken from coma and the social workers who are sharing the experience with them, to live a social life outside the family context and the limits of a usual therapeutical relationship.

Gli amici di Luca website


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