About Us & The Radio 2017-03-23T16:37:31+00:00

The Radio



faraway voices

sometimes  screamed

sometimes   whispered

voices that loose themselves

in an infinite distance

between distant realities



the scream of a mother

who lost her son

the sigh of the one

who doesn’t know

if he will live tomorrow


in an endless war

Teatro di Nascosto


Teatro di Nascosto – Hidden Theatre has used theatre as medium of journalism for 18 years, telling true stories of people and communities without a voice who are living through oppression, war and its aftermath by developing a new way of working: Theatre Reportage

The work is undertaken principally in and between Europe and the Middle East.

Who We Are

International actors and collaborations of Teatro di Nascosto, who live in Iraq, Palestine, Kurdistan, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, England, Denmark, Germany, Italia, Canada, and who regularly meet in Volterra.

Annet Henneman Ali Kareem, Abeer Awat, Mahmoud Balawi, Fidaa Ataya, Sophie Barclay, Rhiannon Kelly, Mahmoud Badr, Gabrielle Prince-Guérard, Cinzia Cacace, Tammam Qasim Alwan, Asaad Hail, Alex Etchart, Mk Jood, Paola Stellato …

Annet Henneman – Director

Annet Henneman - DirectorOriginally from Holland, qualified (BA) as a drama teacher, Annet subsequently trained and practised theatre in Holland, Poland, Germany and Italy under internationally renowned theatre practitioners including Jerzy Grotowski and Riszard Cieslak. With Armando Punzo she founded the Carte Blanche cultural association and worked with the Compagnia della Fortezza in Italy for eight years. In 1998 she founded Teatro di Nascosto with Gianni Calastri and has since been developing theatre reportage, a hybrid of art and journalism, using theatre as a vehicle to tell the true stories of people who do not have a voice, who are living out the consequences of war, oppression or desperate poverty. Travelling to live beside and among those people whose stories she tells, her work has taken her to Kurdistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, India, Egypt, Jordan and Palestine. Working to support refugees and asylum seekers in Italy, Teatro di Nascosto set up the Academy of Theatre Reportage for Refugees and Asylum-seekers in Volterra. In 2007 students trained as actors, telling their stories through theatre and producing performances such as Rifugia-ti, played before the European Parliament with a cast of refugees, politicians and actors. Since the end of this project, Annet continues to travel between Europe and the Middle East, aiming to serve as a channel for the voices and true stories she hears. She has created a new international group of Theatre Reportage and run Incontri Meetings bringing together young actors and artists from the various places she has travelled.

Ali Raheem

I’m Ali Raheem from Baghdad. I have a bachelor degree from the fine arts college in directing cinema. I came to Teatro di Nascosto in Volterra to screen my movie Balanga. Nowadays I’m collaborating with “The Radio” to amplify voices from areas of conflict, in addition I’m preparing a documentary film about the launch of “The Radio”.

Hannah Hussein

My name is Hannah Hussein, from Karballah in Iraq. I’m working with Teatro Di Nascosto on The Radio to speak about the situation of Iraqi women drawing on my life experience. For example, in the 70s we used to have the freedom to work, the freedom of talking about women rights, of dressing as we liked, but now women in Iraq have less freedom than before. I will talk about it on the radio.

Munthadr Hanoon

I’m Munthadr Hanoon, I am a war reporter for Iraqi television, I was invited to participate in theatre reportage in the launch of “The Radio” of Teatro di Nascosto in Volterra, Italy. My dream is to deliver the news of my suffering people to the world. I want to tell about war, about the desperate fight against ISIS by those who care about human rights. I want to give voice to the people who live in the territories in conflict.

Karim Obaid

My name is Karim Obaid, a lawyer from Karballah in Iraq. I am working with Teatro di Nascosto in Italy on The Radio to tell about my life experience in the Army during the Iran-Iraq war and the Iraq-Kuwait war during Saddam’s dictatorship. At present I work as a lawyer for women who divorce because of economic and social reasons, often caused by the culture of marrying early in Iraq.

Asaad Hail

I’m Asaad Hail from Basra, Iraq. I have a Masters in Theatre Arts, I am a member of Teatro di Nascosto’s international group, giving voice from the regions in conflict on “The Radio”. I’m writing research on the history of Teatro di Nascosto and the Theatre Reportage method.

Tammam Qasim

I’m Tammam Qasim from Basra, a city in the south of Iraq. I am a journalist and filmmaker. I have been working with Teatro di Nascosto for several years. At present I’m working with “The Radio” to brings voices from the areas of conflict. My job at home is to cover my people’s news.


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