We are Back!

After two years, we are back! The 2022 edition is a VERY special coming back edition where we combine New York productions of plays winners of the Mario Fratti Award with plays coming from Italy. Join us in welcoming back In Scena! Italian Theater festival NY. See you around NY (and in Boston!)

We are sorry to inform you that Little Funerals has been canceled due to Covid positivity of one of the cast members. Be assured that the show will be back in 2023. 

The show before Little Funerals, EXILE, is confirmed and will take place at 6Pm at St John’s Lutheran Church and at 7Pm at BAAD.

SHOWS Made in NY

In English
HIDE AND SEEK
by Tobia Rossi, Translated by Carlotta Brentan
Directed by Carlotta Brentan
MAY 5-15 Various Times THE TANK NYC

THE LAND OF SWOLLEN FACES
Directed by Laura Caparrotti and Jay Stern
MAY 5-15 Various Times THE TANK NYC

SHOWS Made in Italy

In English with Italian Supertitles

THE BAREFOOT WIDOW (LA VEDOVA SCALZA)
Written & Directed by Maria Virginia Siriu
Based on the book by Salvatore Niffoi (Campiello Award 2006)
Starring Carla Orrù, Fabrizio Congia & Andrea Vargiu
Presented by Theandric
MAY 14 @3PMBernie Wohl Center at Goddard Riverside. Manhattan
MAY 18 @8PM Greek Cultural Center, Queens

EXILE (CONFINO)
Written & Performed by Alessandro Tampieri
MAY 15 St. John Lutheran Church, Manhattan
MAY 16
Center for Italian Modern Art, Manhattan
MAY 17 BAAD, Bronx

LITTLE FUNERALS (PICCOLI FUNERALI)
Written by Maurizio Rippa
Starring Maurizio Rippa (voice) & Amedeo Monda (guitar)
Presented by 369gradi
MAY 15 St. John Lutheran Church, Manhattan
MAY 17 BAAD, Bronx

 

READINGS

HIDE AND SEEK by Tobia Rossi, Translated by Carlotta Brentan
Directed by Chiara Durazzini
MAY 5 @7PM I AM BOOKS, BOSTON, MA

CRUMBS OF JOY by Giorgia Brusco, Translated by
Directed by Caterina Nonis
MAY 9 @6PM ST JOHN LUTHERAN CURCH

APARTMENT 2B by Andrea Cioffi, Translated by Caterina Nonis
Directed by Tess Howsam
May 10 @7PM CULTURE LAB LIC

WHEN MEN WERE MEN by Luca Garello, Translated by Carlotta Brentan
Directed by Annie G. Levy
May 18 TBA

SPECIAL EVENTS

THEATER AND IDENTITY: A DISCUSSION AMONG ITALIAN AND ITALIAN AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS
Moderator: Laura Caparrotti – Guests: Tobia Rossi (Winner, Mario Fratti Award 2019), Luca Garello (Mario Fratti Award 2021), Frank J. Avella (playwright and screenwriter), Franco D’Alessandro (Playwright), Joey Merlo (Playwright), Francesca Spedalieri (Translator and Dramaturg) with presentation of the BOOK
mPalermu, Dancers, and Other Plays (Swan Isle Press, January 30, 2020)
Written by Emma Dante, Translated by Francesca Spedalieri
MAY 3 @6PM Calandra Institute for Italian American Studies

MARIO FRATTI AWARD CEREMONY AND OPENING  NIGHT
Award Ceremony with Readings of the winners of the Mario Fratti Award for emerging Italian playwrights in 2020 (Crumbs of Joy by Giorgia Brusco), 2021 (When men were men by Luca Garello) and 2022 (Apartment 2B by Andrea Cioffi) . In English.
MAY 4 @6pm Italian Cultural Institute in NY

HOW EVERYTHING STARTED… IT WAS 2013, THE YEAR OF ITALIAN CULTURE IN THE STATES…

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