I AM SO MUCH BETTER IN PERSON
DAL VIVO SONO MOLTO MEGLIO
By Paola Minaccioni and Alberto Caviglia
With Paola Minaccioni
Directed by Paola Rota
Music by DJ Coco
Produced by Teatro Stabile d’Abruzzo in collaboration with Stefano Francioni Produzioni
Running Time 60’
Paola Minaccioni’s characters first appeared on Italian TV, cinema, and radio, offering an insight into our times. Her show is a surreal sequence of characters that embody the doubts, fears and neuroses of today’s world. Dal vivo sono molto meglio (I am so much better in person) is a show that invites us to reflect on ourselves, while highlighting the absurdity of the society in which we live. Unwitting racists, improbable telephone assistants, refined poetesses, untouchable managers, and her most famous imitations: from political leader Giorgia Meloni to pop icon Loredana Bertè, to Roman actress Sabrina Ferilli. Paola Minaccioni both hides and reveals herself behind all these incredible masks, guided by the notes of DJ Lady Coco, a melodic counterpoint to a unique theatrical experience.
Paola Minaccioni Her career began in the theater, and she later made her screen debut in 1993 with the feature film Le donne non vogliono piu’. In the 1990s, she split her time between theater and cabaret, appearing in numerous high-profile projects, collaborating with Federica Cifola and Lillo & Greg, among others. She returned to cinema in 2003 with the feature film Cuore Sacro directed by Ferzan Ozpetek. She then appeared in movies including Fascisti su Marte (2006), Notte prima degli esami – oggi (2006), Cemento armato (2007), Un’estate al mare (2008), Ex (2009), Mine Vaganti (2010), Faccio un salto all’Avana (2011). Her performance in Magnifica presenza (2012) won her a Globo d’Oro award, and a nomination at the Nastri d’Argento awards. She later won a Nastro d’Argento award in 2014 as Best Supporting Actress for Allacciate le cinture. Other films include Confusi e felici (2014), Un Natale stupefacente (2014), Torno indietro e cambio vita (2015), Alice non lo sa and in Benedetta Follia by Carlo Verdone (2017), Tutta un’altra vita (2018) by Alessandro Pondi and Ma cosa ci dice il cervello (2019) by Riccardo Milani.