Meet the founders and partners of umanism.
Adriana Rossetto (Artistic Associate and Translator - The Italian and American Playwrights Project)
Adriana is a New York based international actress with a predilection for raw, socially involved work with avant-garde esthetic. Her favorite credit is “nowhere/now-here”, a devised play about the role of the immigrant artist which she created and produced (TheaterLab, NowHere Collective). She graduated from the conservatory program at the Stella Adler Studio, class of 2014. Before coming to New York, she attended Bocconi University, in Milan, where she was a permanent member of the Bocconi Theatre company, and where she co-founded the Bocconi International Theatre Group and produced its first season debuting with Neil Simon’s Rumors. Recent credits include A Doll’s House (Dorset Theatre Festival reading series), There's Something About America (a stage reading at The Actors Studio), Uniform Justice at The Fringe Festival. Adriana is a resident actress and Director of Development at John Gould Rubin’s The Private Theatre and resident actress and board member at Vieve Price's TEA Creativ. Past training include the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London) and NIDA (Sydney). Adriana is honored to be on board with Valeria Orani's Umanism.
Tiziana Marcuccio (Business Associate and Translator - Event Strategy and Business Services)
Born in Milan, Italy Tiziana has spent most of her professional life helping Italian companies access international markets.
She worked 14 years at the UK Department for International Trade where she focused on Italian investment projects in the UK.
She has worked alongside companies in all sectors and of all sizes supporting them in their startup phase and subsequently helping them expand.
Her expertise is in project management, business analysis, market and sector intelligence, lead generation, PR and event planning and management.
In her role as Head of Investment she organized many succesful events for the British Government such as the UK-Italy Business Awards and the Best Innovative Budget Award at Venice International Film Festival. Tiziana is passionate about innovation and startups and in 2010 she launched the UK-Italy Springboard, a business plan competition and acceleration program aimed at selected Italian high growth to help them grow in the UK and internationally.
Her experience in international trade and investment has now taken her to New York City where she focuses on Italian SMEs interested in accessing the US market.