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United States – Teatro delle Albe protagonist in New York

Stories, readings, and reflections with Marco Martinelli and Ermanna Montanari. On December 13th and 14th at La MaMa and at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò - NYU

The Italian Playwrights Project, created and curated by Valeria Orani (Umanism NYC - 369gradi) and Frank Hentschker (Martin E. Segal Theatre Center - Graduate Center CUNY), aims at disseminating Italian contemporary writing for the theater in the USA and vice-versa.
This second edition, realized in co-operation with the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, is dedicated to playwright and director, Marco Martinelli, who founded the Teatro delle Albe together with Ermanna Montanari, a company considered as one of the best in Emilia-Romagna and in Italian contemporary theatre.

On December 13th, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club presents the conversation moderated by Frank Hentschker and Valeria Orani 'Teatro delle Albe: Artist Talk with the author Marco Martinelli'.

Actor Rocco Sisto opens the evening with a short reading from Martinelli’s play Rumore di acque (Noise in the Waters), intense monologue on the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis, translated in English by Thomas Simpson and staged in many Countries in Europe and South America, besides the United States.

The conversation with Marco Martinelli will focus on his writing and on his latest work:  fedeli d’Amore, un polittico in sette quadri per Dante Alighieri (a Polyptych in Seven Panels for Dante Alighieri) – a reflection “around” Dante and the contemporary world, in which Ermanna Montanari’s “voices” talk about Dante as a refugee, fled from Florence when sentenced to death by burning at the stake, and now on his deathbed, exiled in Ravenna.
Ermanna Montanari will close the evening with a short excerpt of the play.

On December 14th, once more the Teatro delle Albe’s work on Dante at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò – NYU with the meeting 'Cantiere Dante' (building Dante), with the participation of journalist and writer Federico Rampini.

Marco and Ermanna will share with the audience the experience of Inferno, performed in Ravenna with the participatory support of its citizens, and Divina Commedia, the experimental piece directed by Marco Montanari performed by 140 children and teenagers in Kibera, one of Africa’s largest slums on the outskirts of Nairobi.

To close, Ermanna Montanari will read Canto XXXIII from Inferno and, from fedeli d’Amore, the poem “Ahi serva Italia” with the dramaturgy by Marco Martinelli.


Teatro delle Albe

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò – NYU

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