I love what the Village Voice just wrote about the Festival:  Several of the productions have toured extensively and won awards overseas; together, they reveal a rich and multifaceted Italian theater scene and represent several regions of the country. (check the entire presentation here)

We start showing off the multifaceted Italian theatre scene 
on MAY 4TH with a 40th anniversary of his death. Director Marco Calvani has created a beautiful ride in Pasolini's world featuring Rocco Sisto, Jacopo Rampini and Carlotta Brentanreading dedicated to  Pier Paolo Pasolini. 

We continue with Viola di Mare, WEBulli, Angiulina, Cingomma, Le Beatrici... 

All shows are presented in English or with English supertitles. 
Tickets for most full productions are $15 and readings are $5
(pay only $15 if you attend a reading and a show on the same day).  
An All-Access Pass is available for $75. 

The Opening Night is free for all! Come and celebrate with us Italian Theater!
Ciao, Laura&KIT&InScena!

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Irene Turri
Interviews, comments, reports and adventures at In Scena 
by the fabulous Irene Turri.

WEEK N. 1: MAY 4-9




Monday, May 4 - Free Admission

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo at NYU (24 W 12 St, Manhattan).

6:00pm - Homage to Pasolini - staged reading

7:30pm - Viola di Mare


Tuesday, May 5

Etcetera Etcetera (352 W 44th St, Manhattan).
5:30PM - Be International: Producing International Theater in NY

7:30PM - Swing & Tomato


Wednesday, May 6 - Free Admission

Center of the Arts at College of Staten Island
(2800 Victory Boulevard, bldg. 1, Rm. 116, Staten Island).

3:30pm - WEBulli


Thursday, May 7

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo at NYU (24 W 12th St, Manhattan).

6:00pm - Angiulina the Mule

7:30pm -  Cingomma

Both performances are free for Casa Italiana Members


Friday, May 8

Bernie Wohl Center at Goddard Riverside
(647 Columbus Ave, Manhattan).

7.30pm - WEBulli


Saturday, May 9

The Secret Theater (44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, Queens).

3:30pm - Le Beatrici - Staged Reading


FULL  PRODUCTIONS - With English Supertitles

Viola di Mare

by and with Isabella Carloni, based on the novel Minchia di re by Giacomo Pilati Rovine Circolari Company (Ancona/Marche).

Viola di Mare is a salt-water fish that is born female but then turns into a male after laying its eggs. The true story of a 19th century girl who dresses like a man to escape her father's fury and the bigotry of her island village.


by Ermanno Nardi / Elea Teatro and Industria Scenica Company (Milan/Lombardy).


Bullying on social networks is the subject of this dark comedy that explores the digital exchange of explicit materials.


by and with Jessica Leonello (Brescia/Lombardy).

A story of migrants returning home to their roots, traveling backwards through the history of Italy and its changing customs. 2012 Petroni Award winner, 2014 Offerta creative/teatrinrete Award winner.

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Angiulina La Mula
by and with Rossella Raimondi / Teatro degli Incontri (Milan / Lombardy) 

When a country girl moves to the city she is cursed to become a mule -- a servant to her depressed husband and an anorexic daughter.
In the dialect  from Mantova.
Ninetta and the others

by Damiana Leone / Errare Persona Company (Frosinone/Lazio).

A drama about the theme of rape as an instrument of war. Based on a mass rape that happened during WWII near Roma. 

Winner of Amnesty International's Chimere Award.

Chez Dimi
by Giuseppe Sinatra / DimiDimitri Company (Novara/Piedmont).

A butler tries to lift the spirits of an old lady on her birthday with sketches, jokes and circus-like stunts. Produced by an award-winning, clowning-based company. 
by Luana Rondinelli / Accura Teatro Company (Trapani/Sicily).

Three sisters find the courage - and sarcasm - to talk about incidences of domestic violence. Winner of the 2014 Rome International Fringe Festival Award.

Broken Dances
by Benedetta Capanna / Excursus Company (Rome/Lazio).

A stroll through the contradictions of Roman daily life punctuated by echoes of Pier Paolo Pasolini - to whom In Scena! 2015 is dedicated. 

In collaboration with IDaCO NYC, the Italian Dance Connection.
MArio Fratti Award Victoria Febrer
Mario Fratti Award
Second Edition
Mater Familias
by Pier Lorenzo Pisano.
Directed by Jay Stern

"A powerful drama on the desperate need to commit a crime to let your family survive." - Mario Fratti. 

READINGS - in English
Giuseppe Musolino: 
A drama in acts
by Giuseppe Morabito
directed by Evan T. Cummings
Translated by Francesco Meola and Evan T. Cummings

A very special world premiere of a play discovered by Evan T. Cummings in his attic and written by his great-grandfather, a reporter from Calabria. In association with the Calandra Institute.
Le Beatrici 
by Stefano Benni
directed by 
Margherita Peluso

A series of monologues that explore our complex and troubled society through the eyes of contemporary women, titled after Dante's muse. 

L'Alibi di Dio
by Francesco Randazzo
Directed by Laura Caparrotti

During a dark night, a priest faces the ghost of a young man whom he loved passionately.  Presented at Garofano Verde, the LGTB theater festival in Rome.
Our friend Ornella Fado at Brindiamo! presents SWING AND TOMATO by Cesare Vangeli, a show where food and tap dancing unite. According to Ornella, this is the first theater production that will awake all of your five senses with home-made Italian food prepared just FOR YOU on stage LIVE! 
In Scena! is delighted to partner with Brindiamo! in promoting such delicious show. 
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