Admission to all shows and events in the festival is FREE. All shows will be performed in Italian with English subtitles.
We, Puppets: Story of a life shattered by racism
(Noi, Pupazzi Storia di una vita sconvolta dal razzismo)
Written & Performed by Marco De Simone
Presented by Associazione Campania Danza
May 2 @ 6 PM & May 5 @ 10:30 AM at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo at NYU (24 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011)
The puppeteer Saul makes the inhabitants of his town dream with the fairy tales he invents and stages for them. The advent of the racial laws of '38 upsets his life and the lives of thousands of people, but his puppets continue to tell his stories to the people who flee and hide with him, offering them the opportunity to distract themselves, be moved, and smile. Despite the unacceptable reality that surrounds them.
Only Mozart is Mission (Manca Solo Mozart)
Based on a true story by Marco Simeoli’s grandfather
Written & Directed by Antonio Grosso, Performed by Marco Simeoli
Presented by Altra Scena and Viola Produzioni
May 2 @ 8 PM @ Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo at NYU (24 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011)
May 3 @ 7 PM at Center for Italian Modern Art (421 Broome St 4th floor, New York, NY 10013)
Marco Simeoli brings to the stage, with words and music, the many stories from his grandfather, founder of the most important, still open, music store in Naples, Italy, Musica Simeoli. Memories of the Belle Époque, the Second World War, the economic boom of the Sixties and the great illusion of the Eighties come alive together with the many famous clients of Musica Simeoli, such as Totò, Roberto Murolo, Renato Carosone, Riccardo Muti, Pino Daniele and Massimo Troisi.
Written & Performed by Bruna Braidotti
Presented by Compagnia di Arti e Mestieri
May 4 @ 6 PM at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo at NYU (24 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011)
May 9 @ 8 PM at Theaterlab (357 W 36th St. 3rd floor, New York, NY 10018)
Luisa is a lonely woman in a bathroom, standing alone on a stool in front of a mirror. She retraces her life and her childhood appears in flashes of memory. The sexual violence by her own father. The ghost of the past in every man she meets. Only the memory of her mother will bring her some relief.
Mubarak's Niece (La Nipote de Mubarak)
Written by Valentina Diana, Directed by Vinicio Marchioni
Performed by Marco Vergani
Presented by Anton
May 4 @ 8 PM at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo at NYU (24 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011)
May 9 @ 6 PM at Theaterlab (357 W 36th St. 3rd floor, New York, NY 10018)
Egypt: a country quite far for politics and traditions from the Western ones. An ordinary person, "invisible to the world", who works as a radio speaker becomes friends with Abdul, an Egyptian who prepares and sells kebabs in his shop full of postcards from his country. In the background is the Tahrir Square Revolution. Slowly their friendship and the events following will show many possible versions of each story. Where is the truth?
I Am So Much Better Live (Dal Vivo Sono Molto Meglio)
Performed by Paola Minaccioni, Music by DJ Lady Coco, Directed by Paola Rota
Presented by Stefano Francioni Produzione and Teatro Stabile d’Abruzzo
May 5 @ 7 PM at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo at NYU (24 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011)
TV, cinema, radio and theater icon actress Paola Minaccioni’s characters appeared first on Italian media, offering an insight into our times. Her show is a surreal sequence of those characters that embody doubts, fears and neuroses of today’s world. Paola Minaccioni hides and reveals herself in these characters, guided by the notes of DJ Lady Coco. And yet, describing such a show is truly impossible as she is so much better in person.
The Gummy Bears' Great War
(La Grande Guerra Degli Orsetti Gommosi)
Written & Directed by Angelo Trofa
Performed by Valentina Fadda & Leonardo Tomasi
Presented by Batisfera
May 10 @ 6 PM, 7 PM & 8 PM at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo at NYU (24 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011)
“Theater on a table” for just 25 audience members per show. The nation of the Gummy Bears starts a war without hope as they attack the neighboring nation of the Dinosaurs. The winner will easily be the Dinosaurs, and the army of the Gummy Bears, and its nation, will be permanently erased. Written in 2018, this show coincidently echoes some of today's worldwide events.
Little Funerals (Piccoli Funerali)
Written by Maurizio Rippa
Performed by Maurizio Rippa (voice) and Amedeo Monda (guitar)
Presented by 369gradi
May 11 @ 7 PM at BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (2474 Westchester Ave, The Bronx, NY 10461)
May 12 @ 8 PM at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo at NYU (24 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011)
May 13 @ 3 PM at Snug Harbor Cultural Center (1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301)
A dramatic and musical score alternating a small funeral rite with a song dedicated to those who have left. A dedication that is an act of love, a present and a goodbye, an intimate and personal moment, which finds strength in music. Each song brings back a memory. Each funeral is told by those who have left by taking a journey in the life they lived. Little Funerals is a moving and sweet show capable of welcoming pain and turning it into a rebirth.
D.D.D! Donne Donnette Donnacce
Written, Directed and Choreographed by Tiziana Troja
Performed by Tiziana Troja, Michela Sale Musio, Angelo Trofa, Valentina Fadda, Michele Sarti with original music and arrangement by Davide Sardo
Presented by Lucidosottile
May 12 @ 6 PM at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo at NYU (24 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011)
May 14 @ 6:30 PM at Vino Theater (274 Morgan Ave Suite 201, Brooklyn, NY 11211)
Two actresses, a comic duo, are on the verge of a nervous breakdown. To save themselves, they audition for the same show as sisters. Secrets, rivalries, hypocrisy, clichés and low blows typical of the entertainment world will lead to a surprising and unpredictable end.
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