Part of Franca Valeri at 100
2020 marks the 100th birthday of Franca Valeri, the legendary Italian playwright and actress, the first to make a name for herself by writing and doing comedy in Italy. KIT – Kairos Italy Theater – and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò are celebrating women in comedy with three events: Women in Comedy in Italian Theater (February 11), Women in Comedy in Italian-American Theater (March 10), Women in Comedy: KIT International 10-minute Play Series (April 6).
Women in Comedy in Italian American Theater
Introductory Remarks by Rebecca R. Falkoff
Special Guest: Gina Barreca
GINA BARRECA: Author of ten books, including the bestselling They Used to Call Me Snow White, But I Drifted: Women’s Strategic Use of Humor, Babes in Boyland, Perfect Husbands (and Other Fairy Tales) and It’s Not That I’m Bitter, as well as editor of eighteen others, Gina Barreca is a syndicated weekly columnist for The Hartford Courant whose columns are published worldwide. Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at The University of Connecticut, Gina has written for The New York Times, The Harvard Business Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Cosmopolitan. Her blog at Psychology Today has over 6.5 million views.