Klimax theatre company was born on 16th February, 2011, because its founders felt the need to express themselves through dancing, singing and acting in English.
This professional acting company is made up of bilingual and native speaker actors.
The word Klimax comes from the Greek and it litterally means “Ladder”. The ladder metaphor, since time immemorial, has meant continuity, graduality, sacrifice, the obstacle to overcome, the goal to achieve. Through the process of story telling on stage, we discover the meaning of life. By climbing stairs, we gradually go from simple to complex, from unfinished to finished, from imperfect to perfect, from lies to the truth. To climb down or to go back would be pointless. Our goal is to tell honest emotions trough investigation, confrontation, listening, debate, and respect. Our priority is performing contemporary and original dramas that tell the stories of our times. In order to do that, our very audience are teenagers.
Italians seem to have the lowest interest in Europe when it comes to English and going to the theatre. These allarming statistics reveal how much this country is not fond of this two worlds that we consider to be really important. And, in order to change the current situation we think it is necessary to take action with young people, and it is for them that we developed a brand new language that could make fruition easier while leaving its mark at the same time.
In our view, the theatre industry is required to cope with the influence of a new digital generation, and to find the right balance between tradition and innovation. Only in this way new generations will become interested in it again and discover that such a foreign and misterious language is much easier than they thought.
In Klimax company we constantly investigate new languages, new narrative techniques, with the aim of modernizing some traditional standards. New generations see stage shows as something ancient, outdated, not funny at all, they think about it as a difficult and boring lesson they are forced to attend until the end.
We have chosen to tell them stories regarding their daily lives, in order to amuse them. Only in this way, the young audience can imprint a positive memory in their brain an be more inclined to repeat the experience.