Lampedusa Beach is the first of three works which make up the Shipwreck trilogy by Lina Prosa. Written in 2003, it was produced and staged in 2013, in Paris, by the Comédie-Fran.aise.
It is an intense monologue on clandestine immigration, the poetic and dramatic testimony of Shauba, a young African woman shipwrecked off the shores of Lampedusa.
Swallowed by the sea, Shauba recounts her own experience: the dream of a better life and the injustices of the world, but also her primordial bond with water, with her Mediterranean identity.
“The drowned words of Shauba - explains Lina Prosa - give life to an underwater odyssey in which the end, the arrival on the sea bed, is a long breath which tells a story”.