Mario Fratti Award 2015
PIER LORENZO PISANO
A director, playwright, actor (cinema and theater), Lorenzo was born in Naples, works in Rome, loves Venice. After being trained a san actor (Accademia Teatrale Veneta, Guildhall School of Music and Drama), he developed an interest for contemporary Italian literature working with names such as Stafano Massini, Michele Santeramo, Beppe Severgnini, Gianrico Carofiglio. He also creates short films, winning the Mywall International Film Ccontest – Goethe Institut Award. In 2014-2015 he toured all over Italy as Assistant Director to Alessandro Gassmann with “7 minuntes” by Stefano Massini.
The play tells the story of three generations through increasingly difficult times, as they sometimes help each other, and sometimes clash in order to survive. A powerful drama with exact dialogue and sharply drawn relationships, the play begins with a mother and son’s desperate need to commit a crime in order to let their family survive. From there, it moves backwards through the decades, as three generations come into focus: their dreams, regrets, and what might have been.
Honorary President, Mario Fratti
Antonia Chiodi (director of Scuola di Teatro della Accademia dei Filodrammatici in Milan)
Marco Calvani (playwright and director)
Dalila Cozzolino (actress)
Simone Nebbia (theater critic, TeatroeCritica)
Valeria Orani (artistic director, theater producer)
Tiziano Panici (artistic director Teatro Argot, Rome)
A powerful drama on the desperate need to commit a crime to let your family survive. Clear dialogue, perfect Italian language not contaminated by modern vulgarities.