Presented as part of the inaugural In Scena! Italian Thater Festival NY, "Voices in the Desert" is a concert of voices from the past, made in several languages, to recycle memory and understand that what is true now was true and important decades, even centuries ago. Born from an idea by Italian author Marco Melloni, "Voices in the Desert" aims to collect fragments of thinking from the past in order to recycle memory. Fragments from literature, theater and public speeches of important international figures which hold deep resonance with current events are performed as a "concert of voices." All references to the authors and the time period of origin are given only after the reading of each fragment. The surprise is that what appears to have been written today might have been written decades if not centuries ago. The performance is multi-lingual. Fragments are read in their original languages and sometimes in the languages they have been translated to.