Calendar 2016


All shows presented in Italian and English or with English supertitles.


Ocean Terminal

May 13, Time 7:30pm, Bernie Wohl Center at Goddard Riverside

May 15, Time 7:30pm, Bernie Wohl Center at Goddard Riverside

Written by Francesco Lioce and Emanuele Vezzoli. Based on the autobiography of Piergiorgio Welby. Directed and performed by Emanuele Vezzoli. Produced by Associazione Culturale Teatri e Culture. Lazio region.
The life story of celebrated Italian end-of-life rights pioneer Piergiorgio Welby. Afflicted with muscular dystrophy, in 2006 Welby publicly declared his wish to refuse the medical treatment that kept him alive. This is the portrait of a passionate and vital artist engaged in a conflict between the loss of hope and the celebration of life.


Diary of a Serbian Housewife

May 6, Time 7:30pm, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’

May 9, Time 8pm, Triskelion Arts

Based on the novel by Mirjana Bobic Mojsilovic. Directed by Fiona Sansone, starring Ksenija Martinovic. Produced by CSS Teatro Stabile di Innovazione of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Friuli Venezia Giulia region.
Andjelka is a young woman whose urge to relive her memories leads her to retrace the steps of her life: her childhood spent in Tito’s Yugoslavia, her adolescence and adulthood spent in Milosevic’s Serbia. This moving piece tells the story of an entire generation of young people living in war-torn regions who weren’t ready to become adults so soon.


Adam & Eve

May 3, 7.30pm, Bernie Wohl Center at Goddard Riverside

May 5, Time 8pm, Triskelion Arts

Written and directed by Mauro Santopietro. Starring Mauro Santopietro and Alessia Giangiuliani. Abruzzo region.
Adam & Eve is a symbolic journey in seven scenes. Moving through historical eras to arrive at present day, the play explores the endless dynamics between man and woman: lovers or rivals, together or hopelessly distant, but forever in search of a joint identity.


Pinocchio Fellini

May 4, 8pm, Center of the Arts at College of Staten Island

May 7, 3pm, Bernie Wohl Center at Goddard Riverside

Based on Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio. Written and directed by Titta Ceccano. Starring Elena Alfonsi, Alessandro Balestrieri, Titta Ceccano, Julia Borretti, Danilo Sarego e Andrea Zaccheo. Produced by Matutateatro. Lazio region.
The story of the world’s most famous wooden puppet is reimagined inside a Felliniesque world with all its essential moments: the belly of the whale, the field of miracles, the land of toys, and the fairy with turquoise hair. Honoring Carlo Collodi’s 190th birthday, this youth theater production blends live music, choreographed dance, and shadow puppetry to illustrate the transformation of an impertinent wooden puppet into a sensible flesh-and-bone boy.


Cuoca Primavera

May 11, Time 6pm, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’

May 13, Time 2pm, NYPL in the Bronx

May 14, Time 3pm, Bernie Wohl Center at Goddard Riverside

Written and directed by Chiara Cervati. Starring Chiara Cervati and Elena Trombini. Produced by Centopercentoteatro. Lombardia region.

A youth theater presentation. Cuoca Primavera is a chef on a desperate quest to find the best ingredients for her dishes. Through many unforeseen hiccups – and a lot of laughter – Chef Cuoca and her assistant Chy teach children to pay attention to what we eat and to how the earth is treated, as well as to respect those who work the land to grow our food.



Opening Night

May 2, Time 7pm, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

Dedicated to Luigi Pirandello on the 80th anniversary of his death. New York-based theater companies pay homage to the 1934 Nobel Prize winner. Admission TBA


Free Verse Meets In Scena!

May 5 and 12, 12pm – NeON Center

Led by Dave Johnson. A cultural exchange between In Scena! Italian artists and emerging writers from the South Bronx community. In English, Spanish and Italian. Free Admission.


Immigration Stories

May 10, 6pm – Calandra Institute

A different Vision on immigration: immigration stories in Cinema and Theater, from Italian and U.S. artists.


Mario Fratti Award Ceremony and Closing Night

May 16, Time 6pm, Italian Institute of Culture

Reading of the winning play of the 2016 Mario Fratti Award for emerging Italian playwrights. In English. Free Admission



$15 General Admission/$12 Students and Seniors for most shows. For info call 646-850-7056. Get your tickets at Brown Paper Tickets.




Bernie Wohl Center at Goddard Riverside

647 Columbus Ave, Manhattan, NY 10024


Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’

22 W 12th St, Manhattan, NY 10011


Calandra Italian American Institute

25 West 43rd Street – Manhattan, NY


Center of the Arts, College of Staten Island

2800 Victory Boulevard, bldg, 1P. Rm 116, Staten Island, NY 10314


Italian Institute of Culture

686 Park Ave, Manhattan, NY 10021


NeON Center

198 East 161st, Bronx, NY 10451


Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center
610 E 186th Street at Hughes Ave., Bronx, NY –


Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre

38 Commerce St, Manhattan, NY 10014


Triskelion Arts

106 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222