Laura at BMCC

BMCC 199 Chambers Street, New York, NY, United States

Join us as we celebrate Italian Heritage Month! Tuesday, 10/24/23 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Richard Harris Terrace, 199 Chambers Street 11:00 am: Welcome by Dean Zummo 11:10 a.m.: Talk by acclaimed theater director, Laura Caparrotti and actor, Massimo Zordan 11:30 a.m.: Live music by singer/songwriter, Mario Giacalone 11:50 a.m.: A Quick Trip to...

In Scena! Fall 2023

In Scena! Fall 2023 brings back three theater companies from Italy who took part of the Festival in the past. The performances will be in San Diego (October 27), Santa Rosa (October 29, 30 and November 1), in Calgary (November 3 and 5) and Lethbridge (November 4). In ITALIAN with ENGLISH supertitles. October 27, San...

On The Italian Stage: Italo Calvino A Storyteller for the Stage


The final encounter of On the Italian Stage for 2023 is dedicated to author Italo Calvino (1923-1985) on the centenary of his birth. Calvino’s immensely creative mind provided extraordinary stories that were so theatrical in nature that they were often put on stage as solo shows, plays, and story-telling presentations. From Il barone rampante to...

Only Italians in the Building

The Brick Aux 628 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, United States

After only 7 classes, the students of Act Italian! La Classe di Teatro in Italiano will show you what they did in the past almost two months. Come and Meet Lucilla (Annalisa Vancini), Maria (Ivana Di Giacomo), Giovanni (Ilaria Ceglia), La signora del terzo piano (Flavia Caroppo), Jessica (Ilaria Vitucci), La cartomante (Jerylin Sackler), A...

The Most Learned Woman

Theaterlab 357 W 36 street 4th Floor, New York, NY, United States

Conceived by Laura Caparrotti, in collaboration with Tess Howsam and Ludovica Burtone, with Laura Caparrotti and Ludovica Burtone. A violin and a narrator in an improvised dialogue to tell the story of Elena Cornaro Piscopia, the first woman in the world to receive a doctorate, in 1678, from the University of Padua. L'Atelier at Theaterlab,...


Civica Scuola Paolo Grassi Via Salasco, 4,, Milano, MI, Italy

Screening and post show talk for the students and guests of one of the most important acting school in Italy.


Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo' at NYU 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY, United States, New York, NY, United States

A panel discussion and reading of excerpts of plays by Italians of African Descent, with Nalini Vidoolah Mootoosamy (Playwright, The Foreigner’s Smile), Margherita Laera (Translator & Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre, University of Kent, Canterbury), Elena Bellina (Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Italian Studies, NYU) Isabella Livorni (Faculty Fellow, Department of Italian Studies,...

Reading of the play The Foreigner’s Smile

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo' at NYU 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY, United States, New York, NY, United States

Discovering Contemporary Theater By Italians of African Descent/ Reading of The Foreigner's Smile by Nalini Vidoolah Mootoosamy, translated into English by Margherita Laera. Directed by Phillip Christian Smith. With Purva Bedi, Camron Chapple, Giulia Cowie, DJ Davis, Nasser Metcalfe. A family of Indo-Mauritian immigrants is grappling with a crucial event: the Father has to go...

The Mandrake Root

The Tank 312 W 36TH ST, New York, NY, United States

Directed by Laura Caparrotti With Stefano Carannante, Laura Caparrotti, Giulia Cowie, Matthew A. J. Gregory*, Laura Lamberti, Alice Lussiana Parente, Brandon Salerno. The Mandrake Root is a satirical play by the author of The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli. Although the five-act comedy was published in 1524 and first performed in the carnival season of 1526, Machiavelli...