L’ITALIA S’E’ DESTA

L’ITALIA S’E’ DESTA

“L’Italia s’è desta” – Italy has Arisen (In Scena! 2014) Written and directed by Rosario Mastrota and performed by Dalila Desirée Cozzolino – 70 minutes Performed in Italian and Calabrese Dialect with English Supertitles   “L’Italia s’è desta” tells the story of Carletta, a Shakespearean village fool, who witnesses the kidnapping by the Calabrese mafia – ‘ndrangheta – of the Italian national soccer team. The army, politicians and journalists, too busy creating a media storm around the event, and blinded by the magnitude of the news, don’t notice her. She’s the only person who knows where the team is hidden – but nobody believes her. The show’s title is a quote from the Italian national hymn.   “L’Italia s’è desta” has been awarded numerous prizes in Italy, including the Teatropia 2012 award (Mafia & Politics themes), the Restart Award at the Politically Incorrect Festival 2013, and Antimafie Dirittinscena Award 2013. It was also a finalist for the prestigious Hystrio Stage Writing award 2012. “L’Italia s’è desta” is the first play in an original trilogy about mafia by the Compagnia Ragli. The last play of the trilogy, “Ficcasoldi”, had its debut in Rome in January 2015.     Compagnia Ragli The show is presented by Compagnia Ragli theatre company. The company’s name identifies a starting point: the ‘raglio,’ meaning a donkey’s bray, as an evocative sound that represents meaning that begins from noise. Founded by author and director Rosario Mastrota, who trained and worked with famous Italian theater personalities (Motus and Emma Dante among others) and actress Dalila Desirée Cozzolino, who trained at the Centro Internazionale Formazione delle Arti in Cosenza,... Read more
NIUIORC NIUIORC

NIUIORC NIUIORC

  Synopsis – A journey across the Big Apple, based on a true travel diary. A ‘young’ 40-year-old ‘boy’ finds himself disoriented in the big city. He gets lost in the streets, avenues and parks of Manhattan while meeting a unique collection of characters. A funny, tender and original story about finding yourself in a foreign city.       Francesco Foti – After training at the Accademia d’Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi in Milan, Francesco Foti worked in the theater for many years as a member of the famous Italian company Cavalli Marci Company (which debuted on Italian TV in 1996), where he was an actor and a playwright. He also appeared in several movies such as “Baaria” by Oscar-winner Giuseppe Tornatore and is very well known for his work in Italian TV series as well as in cinema. The play debuted in Catania, Italy, in 2011 and is being touring in Italy since then. In December 2015 NUOIRC NUIORC enjoyed sold out shows at the Palco Off Festival in Milan.     PRESS REVIEW “Foti showed an amazingly involving performance throughout which he never lost energy, even though he had problems with the music which didn’t start or stopped when it was supposed to. This made the audience laugh with him even more. […] Francesco Foti is fascination in acting out all of the chapters of his journey while involving the audience, which laughs and follows him through it. Throughout the play he successfully manages to determine what is so particular about a journey to New York for Italians.” Ludovica Martella – I-Italy... Read more
TVAC Surtitles for Theater

TVAC Surtitles for Theater

What is the role of surtitling in today’s landscape of global communication, and what are the technical and artistic models it employs in connecting translation to live performance? This workshop will address these questions by focusing on select materials produced within the 2015 “Titling Voices Across Continents” project (see VIDEO), in which Montclair State students surtitled prominent plays for the EXPO 2015 calendar of performances at the Piccolo Teatro of Milan, Italy. On Dec. 11, international and local guest speakers will talk about the techniques and technologies used in translating and titling for theater, the importance of these tools for the fruition of live performances, and their use from different points of view (the production, the mise-en-scène, the actors). This is an ideal program for students, professors, and experts infields such as world languages, communication and media, linguistics, theater, and opera, among others. Program Introductory remarks: Dr. Teresa Fiore (Inserra Chair, MSU) Speakers: Annalisa Rossini (Producer, International Projects, Piccolo Teatro, Milan – via videoconference): “TVAC at Expo 2015 from the Piccolo Teatro’s Perspective”; Mauro Conti (Prescott Studio Surtitling Agency, Florence, Italy): “Titling for the Piccolo Teatro Calendar at Expo 2015, Milan, Italy”; Laura Caparrotti (Kairos Italy Theater, Artistic Director) and Carlotta Brentan (Kairos Italy Theater, actress): “Surtitles and Independent Theater Productions” Moderator: Dr. Marisa Trubiano (Associate Professor of Italian, MSU) Respondent: Dr. Laurence Jay-Rayon Ibrahim Aibo (Center for Translation and Interpreting, MSU, Director) Video: Translating Voices Across Continents: Surtitles for... Read more
Auction on line

Auction on line

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Dealers of Souls PRESS

FINAL PERFORMANCE THIS AFTERNOON(NOV. 29TH AT3PM): KRISTIN HARDWICK REVIEWS “DEALERS OF SOULS” Written by Alberto… Posted by Hi! Drama on Sunday, November 29,... Read more