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Happy Mary Creative Team

QL3 Theater Company

Lorenza Pieri – Playwright

Author, translator, editor. Her novel Isole minori (2016) won the Premio Internazionale Capalbio, the XXX Premio Massarose, the Premio PEA and the Carlo Marincovich awards, and it’s currently being published in Germany, Spain, Israel and France. After a long professional career working in Italian publishing as a rights manager, editor of foreign fiction and literary translator from French to Italian, she currently lives and works in Washington D.C. She collaborates with numerous publications including the magazine Linus where she writes a monthly column. Happy Mary is her first play.

Roberta Lena – Director

Creator and director of the pieces Lo straniero – An Impossible Interview with Fabrizio Gifuni (winner “Le maschere del teatro italiano” 2016 award); Variazioni di stile, La conquista della felicità with Toni Servillo and Vinicio Capossela; La buona novella with Stefano Benni, and Vinicio Capossela, among others. She has appeared in leading roles in numerous films and has worked with Marco Bellocchio, Giuseppe Tornatore, and Paolo Virzì, among others. She has directed numerous festivals in Italy and created events on interreligious and interracial themes.

Laura Magni – Actress

After her theatrical training, Laura continued training with Johnny Melville, Mamadou Dioume, Marcello Magni, and Michael Margotta, among others. In 2000 she worked with the theater-dance company “Ersilia Danza” in Verona, and began attending workshops conducted by Zelig cabaret. She has appeared on television, both as a stand-up comedian and as a sketch actress, for “Colorado,” Italia 1, “Palco e contropalco,” “La cena dei cretini,” Comedy Central, “Via Massena 3,” Dj Tv, Rai 2, “Cynderella 2,” La5. Until 2010 she collaborated with MTv as a comedic actress and TV writer, and currently collaborates with some of the most prestigious film production companies.