A Bench on the Road is the result of research commissioned in 2013 by the University of Edinburgh under the Italian-Scottish Research Cluster project (ISRC). The script, written by Laura Pasetti, is based on archival items held by the ISRC, such as recorded interviews and other personal documents, regarding and involving women.
The play tells the stories of six women from 1850 to 1950. This is the period of global Italian migration as 25 million Italians left their country between political unification and the post WWII economic boom, one of the largest human migrations to date.
The piece will be developed and presented at Summerhall on the 20th February 2015.