Mario Fratti Award reading "Mater Familias"
"Mater Familias" tells the story of three generations trying to help each other through increasingly difficult times. "I was born in Naples, I work in Rome, I love Venice." This is how Pier Lorenzo Pisano likes to introduce himself. His career spans from theater to cinema, from directing to writing.
According to the MARIO FRATTI, "Mater Familias" is "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."
As part of the MARIO FRATTI AWARD, "Mater Familias" will be translated into English by KIT's Carlotta Brentan. The Award's namesake, Mario Fratti, will also present the winning playwright with an especially created painting by Victora Febrer, a Spanish visual artist who uses wine to create her paintings.
IN SCENA! ITALIAN THEATER FESTIVAL NY 2015 is a 17-day festival that will offer 8 fully staged productions from Italy, among other events and activities. Shows will be presented in all five boroughs of New York. Each show will have at least two performances, one in Manhattan and one in one of the outer boroughs. Performances will run May 4 - 20, 2015. Venues, a calendar of performances and ticketing information will be announced later this week.
IN SCENA! ITALIAN THEATER FESTIVAL NY was founded in 2013. That year, it was chosen as an official event representing Italian culture in the US under the auspices of the President of the Italian Republic with the Patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C. For more information on IN SCENA! ITALIAN THEATER FESTIVAL NY visit www.inscenany.com.
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