Umanism llc

New York


422 East 89th Street
New York, NY, 10128
United States

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


present and past projects, special events and evenings supported by umanism

Be an Angel of The Italian and American Playwrights Project and enjoy one week in Rome to see the best of Italian Contemporary Theatre*

Umanism LLC

From $15 to $5000+ every donation will allow us to present script-in-hand readings of the selected and translated plays across the US and Italy involving professional actors and directors.

DONATE NOW  and claim your reward! 


After the success of the first (2015/16) and second (2017/2018) edition of the Italian Playwrights Project and a special evening dedicated to the work of Stefano Massini (2016), Valeria Orani, Director of  Umanism NYC, with Frank Hentschker, Director of the Segal Center (Graduate Center – CUNY) forge forward their collaboration to present to the American audience a selection of the most rappresentative Italian dramaturgy.

Umanism and Martin Segal were both motivated by the collaboration with the italian production 369gradi since the very beginning. Thanks to the support of The American University of Rome the first edition of the American Playwrights Project started on December 2017 the first biennal edition to offer the same experience to American authors whose work has never been translated or performed in Italy.

The Italian and American Playwrights Project plays an important role in introducing contemporary writing between Italy and US restarting an artistic dialogue which has been sporadic over the last 30 years.

Italian and American Playwrights Project is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non­profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Italian and American Playwrights Project must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only. Any contribution above the value of the goods and services received by the donor is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

(*)ANGEL donors ($5000+)
- one week stay for two (bed and breakfast) at a beautiful Hotel**** with SPA in the superb location of ancient Rome in the heart of the Roman Forum a couple of steps away from the Coliseum
4 tickets for the most important Italian theatre productions
(accommodation in double-bedroom/valid between October 2018 - May 2019 - Christmas and Easter holidays excluded) 
- Personal copies of the books NEW PLAYS FROM ITALY (vol. 1-2) signed by the playwrights
- Mention in the acknowledgments page on the Italian Playwrights Project second edition book (New York 2019) and American Playwrights Project first edition book (Italy 2019)
- Mention as "Angel donor" on the web page of the Italian and American Playwrights Project in our website, and brochures of the events related to the project