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Umanism is a NYC based company. Our mission is to build strategies to promote contemporary culture and talent between Italy and NYC

Italian Playwrights Project 2017

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THE MARTIN E. SEGAL THEATRE CENTER ANNOUNCES
THE FINAL SELECTION OF ITALIAN PLAYS FOR
THE 2017/19 ITALIAN PLAYWRIGHTS PROJECT
2nd edition 

A day dedicated to new Italian plays and
European theatre in New York in the new millennium.

 

Building strategies to facilitate the dissemination of Italian and American contemporary dramaturgy through the translation,
publication and promotion of contemporary plays in the US and Italy.


MONDAY, December 4th, 2017

Midday Roundtable

12:00pm: Roundtable and Networking Lunch

Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 686 Park Avenue, NYC 10065

 

Evening Presentation of Italian Plays

6:30pm: Excerpted play readings by a selection of the most rappresentative italian dramaturgy
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 5th Avenue, NYC 10016
Free and open to the public. First come, first served.

Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center CUNY 365 Fifth Ave. at 34th Street
 

After the success of the first edition of the Italian Playwrights Project (IPP, 2015/16) and a special evening dedicated to the work of Stefano Massini last year, once again Valeria Orani, Director of  Umanism NY, with Frank Hentschker, Director of the Segal Center (Graduate Center – CUNY) will collaborate to present to the american audience a selection of the most rappresentative italian dramaturgy.

The initiative will bring some of the brightest, innovative, and most engaging playwrights from Italy to New York to develop their pieces through translation into English and public readings of the work. The Italian Playwrights Project plays an important role in introducing contemporary writing from Italy to the US. The project restarted an artistic dialogue between the two countries which has been sporadic over the last 30 years.

Participants of 2015/16 IPP included Lucia Calamaro, Daria Deflorian & Antonio Tagliarini, Fausto Paravidino, and Michele Santeramo.

 

AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS PROJECT  the same project  dedicated to the US playwrights will also be presented in Rome, Italy on December 14th, 2017.

The final selection of the Italian playwrights by the American Advisory Board on the Italian Advisory Board suggestion included (in alphabetical order):

1.     The Horizon of the Events (L'ORIZZONTE DEGLI EVENTI) by Elisa Casseri

2.     My Hero (MIO EROE) by Giuliana Musso

3.     A Notebook for the Winter (UN QUADERNO PER INVERNO)by Armando Pirozzi

4.     The Great Walk (LA GRANDE PASSEGGIATA) by Fabrizio Sinisi

Supported by the Italian Cultural Institute of New York (Giorgio Van Straten, Director).
Media Partner Radio3 RAI.
The upcoming anthology of New Plays from Italy from the 2015 IPP has been translated thanks to a grant by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Opening Day of 2017/18 Italian Playwrights Project 

- AFTERNOON EVENT: 12:00 pm, December 4, 2017 - Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Building strategies to facilitate the dissemination of Italian and American contemporary dramaturgy through the translation, publication and promotion of contemporary plays in the US and Italy. 

ROUND-TABLE  and NETWORKING LUNCH with producers, artistic directors and playwrights

with Giorgio Van Straten, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute NY;

Frank Hentschker, Director of the Segal Center (Graduate Center – CUNY)

Valeria Orani, Director of  Umanism NY

 

EVENING PRESENTATION 6:30 pm, December 4, 2017 - Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center CUNY

Featuring excerpted readings with New York actors from:

The Horizon of the Events (L'ORIZZONTE DEGLI EVENTI) by Elisa Casseri

My Hero (MIO EROE) by Giuliana Musso

A Notebook for the Winter (UN QUADERNO PER INVERNO)by Armando Pirozzi

The Great Walk (LA GRANDE PASSEGGIATA) by Fabrizio Sinisi

Followed by a discussion with directors, curators and Italian author Elisa Casseri, who was invited to come to New York for the readings.