Gaspare Di Stefano is among the protagonists of the festival of censored arts, for freedom of expression and against anti-blasphemy laws. Art exhibitions, group shows, live performances, talks, screenings, stand-up comedies, on the theme of censorship for religious reasons and blasphemy.
Theatrical actor of Castelvetranese origins, Gaspare Di Stefano lives in Rome. He attended the acting school of the Teatro Biondo Stabile in Palermo and the Akkademia of the Selinus theater directed by Giacomo Bonagiuso. He moved to Rome in 2007, where his first professional experiences take place, including Warren Adler’s La guerra dei Roses with Giancarlo Zanetti and Laura Lattuada directed by Ugo Chiti, L’innesto di Pirandello directed by Monica Conti. In addition to some television appearances, for his training, the collaborations on stage with the company of Nicola Pistoia and Paolo Triestino are worth mentioning. Gaspare Di Stefano is gifted with a complete expressive talent. Siding publicly in favor of secularism, he made his brilliant art available to our cause by interpreting anticlerical passages for Ceci n’est pas un blaspheme.
Anti-blasphemy laws in Italy and around the world are used to suppress political opponents and dissidents, to censor artists, journalists and free thinking.
The application of a law that should protect an unidentified “religious sentiment” is highly subjective, completely arbitrary. There are countries where even a woman’s song can be considered blasphemous. A reality that moves large sums of money and votes but which cannot be satirized or criticized, becomes untouchable: an unnameable god becomes truly omnipotent even on the political and social level. This is why Ceci n’est pas un blasphème , the festival of censored arts, was born .
The festival enjoys the moral patronage of the Department of Culture of Naples, but to maintain independence and thus guarantee the quality of the curatorship we do not have access to public funds: we are professionals but we work on it as a team of volunteers, we believe in it a lot, if you share the message give us a hand to make it happen: together we can do something great, for art, for poetry, for freedom of expression, against any form of religious abuse!