giovedì 23 agosto 2018

IIC Londra, venerdì 24 agosto evento dedicato a "Un quaderno per l'inverno" di Armando Pirozzi

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A special evening dedicated to the play A Notebook for the Winter, by Armando Pirozzi, winner of the UBU Award 2017 for best Italian play.

Introduction by Valeria Orani, Director of Umanism LLC

Staged reading of an extract of the play, in English, by actors Stefano Patti and Marco Quaglia.

Followed by a conversation between the actors, Valeria Orani and Monica Capuani, curator of the theatre series Contemporary at the Italian Cultural Institute in London.

A Notebook for the Winter is a two-actor-piece which in three acts tells the story of an introvert professor of literature who finds a burglar on his way back home. During the entire night the two characters talk, exchange ideas, feelings, ask painful questions out of hope and desperation, in a completely new and unexpected atmosphere. They will meet again, years later, both affected by that night. Although their personal memory of that night is different, yet it may have triggered a change in both of them, by offering a further comprehension and awareness of each other. The key idea is based on the power of writing as a way to directly impact reality: the wonder resilience of poetry is not seen as a literary exercise, but rather as a vibrant force which affects life.

The Italian Playwrights Project, started in New York in 2017 thanks also to the support of the local Italian Cultural Institute, in the course of the first two editions has brought to NY some of the brightest, most innovative and engaging Italian playwrights, to develop their pieces through translation into English and public readings of the work. The project, also presented at the Teatro Vascello in Rome last year, is now coming to London with an event focussing on the award-winning new play by Armando Pirozzi.

Armando Pirozzi was born in Naples on the 4th of October 1973. He wrote and directed “Cronache da un Tempo Isterico” which obtained the special production award “Nuove Sensibilità 2008” and went onstage during the Turin Teatro a Corte Festival of 2009. His piece “La Prima della Sera” opened the Theatre Fringe Festival in Naples, Italy, in 2009. His following piece “Attraverso il Furore”, was written on Meister Eckhart and directed by Massimiliano Civica; it was premiered at the Armunia - Inequilibrio Festival of Castiglioncello in July 2011. “Soprattutto l’Anguria” was shortlisted at Premio Riccione of 2009 and then brought onstage by Massimiliano Civica during the Romaeuropa Festival. His 2013 work “Hard Times” was shortlisted at Premio Riccione. “Altamente Volatile” was written in 2015 for the school recital for the end of his third year at the Accademia d’Arte Drammatica Silvio D’Amico. It was directed by Massimiliano Civica. Pirozzi wrote “Il Cielo in una Stanza”, with Emanuele Valenti in 2016, who brought it onstage with the troupe Punta Corsara at the Theatre Festival in Naples, Italy. His latest piece “Un Quaderno per l’Inverno” premiered at the Fabbricone theatre in Prato, under the direction of Massimiliano Civica, in March 2017. His last play "Bestie" also directed by Civica had its premiere at Teatro Metastasio in Prato on April 2018.

Stefano Patti graduated in acting from the Academy of Dramatic Arts at the Teatro Quirino in Rome. He earned national attention for his portrayal of Ernest in Antonio Latella’s acclaimed production of The Importance of Being Earnest. Stefano will soon be seen in the lead role of Marco Cassini’s new film La Porta Sul Buio.

Marco Quaglia, after graduating from Italy’s national drama school (Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica Silvio D’Amico), Marco has enjoyed a varied career across theatre, television and film. Most recently, Marco can be seen in Tom Fontana’s TV series, Borgia, and Medici – Masters of Florence, directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan.

Valeria Orani founded in Italy 369gradi (2003) as a center for innovative services to promote and distribute Italian culture, par­ticularly contemporary art and the performing arts. In 2009, 369gradi turned to producing, working every year for about fifty Italian artists and technicians on productions staged throughout Italy and abroad. In 2014, Valeria Orani established a transoceanic pilot proj­ect which aimed to promote the work of professionals in the contemporary world of Italian arts and crafts in New York City. She founded Umanism LLC in 2015. “Umanism” is the crasis or com­bination of the Italian word “umanesimo” and the English word “humanism.” Valeria Orani is curator with Frank Hentschker, Director of The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the CUNY Graduate Center of The Italian Playwrights Project. This is an ambitious new translation , performance, and publishing initiative now at its second edition.On 2017 they also launched the American Playwrights Project, dedicated to promote American dramaturgy in Italy.

Monica Capuani is a freelance cultural journalist for important Italian magazines such as L’Espresso, L’Europeo, io Donna, Elle. She is also a literary translator from English and French, having translated more than seventy novels, and of English and American Drama, bringing several plays to the Italian stage, most recently The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell, directed and interpreted by Luca Zingaretti.

Data: Ven 24 Ago 2018

Orario: Dalle 19:00 alle 20:30

Organizzato da : ICI London

In collaborazione con : Italian Playwrights Project

Ingresso : Libero