ORIGINAL PLAYS

ORIGINAL PLAYS

2018 - La donna più grassa del mondo / The fattest woman in the world

A man with his family lives in an crumbling building, but he can't repair it because the fattest woman in the world lives on the upper floor and she can't move.

-Play commissioned by MaMiMò.

-Premiered in 2018 at Teatro Piccolo Orologio, Reggio Emilia, directed by Angela Ruozzi, with Alice Giroldini, Marco Maccieri, Luca Cattani, produced by MaMiMò.

2018 - Assocerò sempre la tua faccia alle cose che esplodono / I will always associate your face with things that explodes

Nine apparently disconnected scenes about terrorism, third generation of migrants, European politicians, hope, fear and love.

-Presented as a partial stage reading in Catalan (translated by Carles Fernandez Giua), in 2017, at Sala Beckett, Barcelona, directed by Ferran Dordal Lalueza.

-Premiered in 2019 at Teatro Libero, Milan, directed by Vittorio Borsari, with Marzia Gallo, Petra Valentini, Paolo Bufalino, Massimo Scola, produced by Chronos3.

2017 - Robert & Patty

Patty Johnson is a Patti Smith's cover singer who constantly lives with the memory of her beloved boyfriend, Robert. One day she is told that she has to leave her Upper East Side apartment, but she doesn't want to move away from her memories.

-Play commissioned by Teatro Elfo Puccini.

-Premiered in 2018 at Teatro Elfo Puccini, Milan, directed by Francesco Frongia, with Ida Martinelli, Angelo Di Genio, Loris Fabiani, produced by Teatro Elfo Puccini.

2017 - Isabel Green

An Hollywood star wins the Oscar as “Best actress in a leading role”, but she gets crazy during the acceptation speech.

-Play commissioned by ATIR - Teatro Ringhiera.

-Premiered in 2018 at Teatro Elfo Puccini, Milan, directed by Serena Sinigaglia, with Maria Pilar Perez Aspa, produced by ATIR.

-Published in Italian, in 2018, by CUE Press, with an introduction by Serena Sinigaglia.

-Performerd in Italian with German surtitles, in 2018, at the Stuttgarter Europa Theater Treffen, Stuttgart.

2016 - Nessuna pietà per l'arbitro / No pity for the referee

A young basketball player accidentally kills a referee in his mother and stepfather living room: what should they do with the dead body?

-Play commissioned by MaMiMò.

-Premiered in 2016 at MXPX, Padova, directed by Marco Maccieri and Angela Ruozzi, with Luca Mammoli, Alessandro Vezzani, Federica Ombrato, Filippo Bedeschi, produced by MaMiMò.

-Finalist for 2018 In-Box Award.

2015 - Allarmi!/Alarms!

A far right terrorist group is planning an attack: they want to kill the president of the European Union, live stream the whole thing, and start a revolution. 

-Play commissioned by ERT Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione – National Theatre.

-Finalist for the 2015 Testori Award.

-Premiered in 2016 at the International VIE Festival in Bologna, Italy, directed by Davide Sacco, with Agata Tomsic, Giusto Cucchiarini, Luca Mammoli, Massimo Scola, Marco Cavicchioli, produced by ERT.

-Published in Italian, in 2016, by CUE Press, with an introduction by Carmelo Rifici.

-Performed and published in Spanish (translated by Laura Sanchis), in 2017, at “El drac d’Europa” Festival, Valencia.

-Performed and published in French (translated by Fredéric Sicamois), in 2018, at “Universcènes” Festival, Toulouse.

-Performed in Polish (translated by Kamila Straszyńska), in 2018, at Teatr Dramatyczny, Warsaw, in collaboration with Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe.

-Produced in Slovenian (translated by Gaspar Malej), in 2019 at Slovensko Ljudsko Gledališče, Celje, directed by Nina Ramsak.

2015 - Scusate se non siamo morti in mare / Sorry if we didn't die at sea

In a not-too-distant future, Europe has become a continent of emigrants. Two man and a woman tries to get out illegally into a shipping container, but after a shipwreck they end up in the middle of the Sea.

-Finalist for 2015 Riccione Award.

-Finalist for 2015 Scenario Award.

-Presented as a stage reading in Catalan (translated by Carles Fernandez Giua), in 2015, at “PIIGS Festival”, Barcelona, directed By Rocio Manzano.

-Premiered in 2016 at Teatro della Cooperativa, Milan, directed by Pablo Solari, with Matthieu Pastore, Marcello Mocchi, Daniele Pitari, Luz Beatriz Lattanzi, produced by Arte Combustibile and MaMiMò.

-Published in Italian, in 2016, by CUE Press, with an introduction by Davide Carnevali.

-Presented in French (translated by Federica Martucci and Olivier Favier, in collaboration with MAV Maison Antoine Vitez), in 2018, at “La mousson d’été festival”, Pont-à-Mousson, directed by Ivica Buljan, with Charlie Nelson, Alain Fromager, Didier Manuel, Johanna Nizard.

2013 - Farfalle / Butterflies

Two sisters have always been togheter since their mother committed suicide and their father abandoned them. Their first separation starts a series of strange and unpredictable events.

-2015 Hystrio Award.

-2016 Mario Fratti Award.

-Published in Italian, in 2016, by Hystrio.

-Presented as a stage reading in English (translated by Carlotta Brentan), in 2016, at the Italian Institute of culture of New York, directed by Jay Stern.

-Premiered in English, in 2019, at The Tank Theater, New York, directed by Jay Stern, with Annie Watkins and Dannielle Sacks, produced by KIT and The Tank Theater. 

2013 - Homicide House

A man full of debts is convinced to sell himself to an unknown killer who pays his debt and gives a lot of money to his family, in exchange of torturing and killing him.

-2013 Riccione/Tondelli Award.

-Presented as a stage reading in 2013 at Teatro Valle Occupato, Rome, directed by Carlotta Corradi.

-Premiered in 2014 at International Festival Castel dei Mondi, Andria, directed by Marco Maccieri, with Marco Maccieri, Deniz Ozdogan, Luca Cattani, Cecilia Di Donato,  produced by BAM and MaMiMò.

-Published in Italian, in 2014, by CUE Press, with an introduction by Fausto Paravidino.

-Presented as a stage reading in English (translated by Carlotta Brentan), in 2017, at the Italian Institute of culture of New York, directed by Jay Stern

2012 - Funziona meglio l'odio / The hate works better

A young man wants to rape as many girls as he can, because he wants to move public opinion against rapists.

-Finalist for 2012 Hystrio Award.

-Presented as a study in 2013 in Brescia, directed by Vittorio Borsari, with Marcello Mocchi, Isabella Nefar, produced by Chronos3.

2011 - Felicità / Happiness

In a few hours a man realizes all his dreams, but he doesn’t want to be happy. 

-2012 Pirandello National Award.

-2015 Mario Giusti "Teatro Stabile di Catania" Award.

-Presented as a stage reading in 2017 at "Shakespeare is now" Festival, Bergamo.

2011 - Il presidente / The president

A young journalist tries to infiltrate into a sexy private party of Italian prime minister, because she wants to force him to tell the truth about his illegal activities.

-The play has never been staged or read anywhere.

2010 - Il generale / The General

During a war, a general tries in any possible way to destroy his own army, because he's a pacifist.  

-2010 Tragos Award.

-2013 Fersen Award.

-Presented as a stage reading in 2015 in Padova, Verona and Venice during "Racconti di guerra e di pace" Festival, organized by Teatro Stabile del Veneto - National Theater, directed by Paolo Vaerio, with Filippo Bedeschi, Letizia Bravi, Marco Morellini.

-Premiered in 2017 at Teatro di Rifredi, Firenze, directed by Ciro Masella, with Ciro Masella, Eugenio Nocciolini, Giulia Eugeni,  produced by Teatro di Rifredi.

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TRANSLATIONS, ADAPTATIONS AND COLLABORATIONS

2018 - Lo strano caso del cane ucciso a mezzanotte

Translation of Simon Stephens's play based on Mark Haddon's novel "The courious incident of the Dog in the nigh-time".

-Translation commissioned by Teatro Elfo Puccini.

-Premiered in 2018 at Teatro Elfo Puccini, Milan, directed by Ferdinando Bruni e Elio De Capitani, with Corinna Agustoni, Cristina Crippa, Elena Russo Arman, Alice Redini, Debora Zuin, Nicola Stravalaci, Daniele Fedeli, Davide Lorino, Marco Bonadei, Alessandro Mor, produced by Teatro Elfo Puccini and Teatro Stabile di Torino - National Theater. 

2017 - Il libro di Giobbe

Original play written with Pietro Babina.

-Play commissioned by ERT Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione - National Theater.

-Premiered in 2017 at VIE International Festival, Arena del Sole, Bologna, directed by Pietro Babina, with Leonardo Capuano, Alessandro Bay Rossi, Barbara Chichiarelli, Fabrizio Croci, Andrea Sorrentino, Giuliana Vigogna, produced by ERT Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione - National Theater.

2017 - Tamburi nella notte

Translation and adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's play "Trommeln in der Nacht".

-Translation commissioned by Teatro Filodrammatici.

-Premiered in 2017 at Teatro Filodrammatici, Milan, directed by Francesco Frongia, with Luigi Aquilino, Edoardo Barbone, Denise Brambillasca, Gaia Carmagnani, Eugenio Fea, Ilaria Longo, Simone Previdi, Alessandro Savarese, Valentina Sichetti, Irene Urciuoli, Daniele Vagnozzi, produced by Teatro Filodrammatici.

 

2016 - Trainspotting

Translation and adaptation of Harry Gibson's play based on Irvine Welsh's novel "Trainspotting".

-Translation commissioned by Quartieri dell'Arte Festival. 

-Premiered in 2016 at Festival Quartieri dell'Arte, Viterbo, directed by Sandro Mabellini, with Marco Bellocchio, Valentina Cardinali, Michele Di Giacomo, Riccardo Festa, produced by a Quartieri dell’Arte Festival, Teatro della Limonaia and Intercity Festival.

2016 - Come il cane, sono anch'io un animale socievole

Collective play based on a project of Massimo Navone

-Premiered in 2016 at Teatro Piccolo Orologio, Reggio Emilia, directed by Massimo Navone, with Luca Cattani, Cecilia Di Donato, Marco Maccieri, Marco Merzi, produced by MaMiMò.

2015 - Jekyll e Hyde

Adaptation of R. L. Stevenson's novel "The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde".

-Play commissioned by MaMiMò.

-Premiered in 2015 at Teatro Piccolo Orologio, Reggio Emilia, directed by Marco Maccieri and Angela Ruozzi, with Luca Cattani, Cecilia Di Donato, Marco Maccieri, Marco Merzi, Marco Sforza, Alessandro Vezzani, produced by MaMiMò.

2014 - Mia mamma è una marchesa

Original play written with Ippolita Baldini. 

-Premiered in 2015 at Teatro Ambra Garbatella, Roma, directed by Roberto Rustioni, with Ippolita Baldini.

2014 - Casa di bambola

Adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's play "A doll's house".

-Play commissioned by Fondazione Sipario Toscana.

-Premiered in 2015 at Napoli Fringe Festival, Naples, directed by Sandro Mabellini, with Marco Bellocchio, Cecilia Campani, Valentina Cardinali, Fabrizio Martorelli, produced by Fondazione Sipario Toscana onlus / espaceouvert.

2014 - Scarpette rosse

Adaptation of H. C. Andersen's fairy tale "The red Shoes".

-Play commissioned by BiboTeatro.

-Premiered in 2018, directed by Andrea Chiodi, with Alessia Candido and Miriam Costamagna, produced by BiboTeatro.

2013 - Elvis e il Papa

Contemporary adaptation of Plato's dialogue "Euthyphro".

-Play commissioned by MaMiMò.

-Premiered in 2014 at Teatro Piccolo Orologio, Reggio Emilia, directed by Marco Maccieri and Mario D'Avino, with Luca Cattani, Marco Maccieri, Giovanni Rossi, produced by MaMiMò.

2013 - Viva Clara!

Historical play written for the bicentenary of Giuseppe Verdi's birth.

-Play commissioned by MaMiMò and Verdissime.

-Premiered in 2013 at Arena del Sole, Roccabianca, directed by Mario D'avino, with Luca Cattani, Sara Fenoglio, Fabio Ghidoni, Ivano La Rosa, Marco Merzi, Elena Rossi, Carla They, Fabrizio Cassi, produced by MaMiMò and Verdissime.

2012 - L'isola del tesoro

Adaptation of R. L. Stevenson's novel "The treasure Island".

-Play commissioned by MaMiMò.

-Premiere in 2012 at Teatro Piccolo Orologio, Reggio Emilia, directed by Marco Maccieri and Mario D'Avino, with Alberto Barbi, Sara Bellodi, Luca Cattani, Cecilia Di Donato, Marco Maccieri, Nathan Macchioni, Marco Merzi, Matteo Razzini, Giovanni Rossi, Alessandro Vezzani, Marco Sforza, produced by MaMiMò. 

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