A theatre group affiliated with Pazzi Lazzi LLC under the artistic direction of Chiara Durazzini and Eleonora Francesca Cordovani. The group performs in Italian and specializes in staging shows by Italian playwrights. The actors are mostly Italian or fluent Italian speakers. Some of them are theater professionals while others come from widely different backgrounds, such as medical science, computer science, arts and humanities. To all of them, theatre is an exciting way to express their creativity and love for Italian culture and language.
The company consists of theater labs where participants learn and practice acting through drama exercises and games, improvisation, and experimenting with theatrical plays, as well as a repertoire of shows in Italian.
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We gratefully accept donations to support our work and numerous expenses. Grazie!
Theater Classes for Italian Students
This theater lab is geared towards students of the Italian language (intermediate and advanced), and it's led by Eleonora Cordovani and Chiara Durazzini.
Classes are in Italian only, so an appropriate level of Italian is recommended. There will be focus on the language, vocabulary and pronunciation. All levels of theatrical experience are welcome.
The lab takes place every other Wednesday, 7-9 PM at SOMart at the Armory. Somerville, MA.
Registration for the 2023 Fall Session is open. Limited spots!
Laboratorio di Teatro per Madrelingua
Questo laboratorio teatrale e' rivolto a madrelingua ed e' un corso condotto da Chiara Durazzini e Eleonora Cordovani. Il lab e’ esclusivamente in italiano e non si insegna la lingua. Sono benvenuti tutti i livelli di esperienza teatrale.
Il corso si svolge a mercoledi' alterni dalle 7 PM alle 9 PM nella sala SOMart at the Armory. a Somerville, MA. Registrazioni aperte per la Sessione Autunnale 2023. Posti limitati!
What Students say about our Labs:
It's a really good way to practice Italian, improve one's poise, bolster confidence, and have fun - this has been a really fun class. Thank you!
Complimenti vivissimi per il laboratorio. Non solo ho potuto esprimere la mia necessità creativa in uno spazio positivo e incoraggiante, ma mi ha pure aiutato psicologicamente. Mi ha aiutato a ritrovare l’allegria e la determinazione di mantenermi in equilibrio, mentale e fisico.
I enjoyed the camaraderie. It's a really good atmosphere where everyone is supportive and encouraging.
Durante il ritorno a casa, mi sono resa conto che nelle regole che ci avete spiegato, ci sono importanti lezioni di vita. Ecco come il vostro lab di teatro ispira pensieri filosofici dentro di me, chi se lo sarebbe immaginato?
Grazie grazie grazie! Avete reso Boston una nuova casa per me.
Il laboratorio mi ha aiutato ad avere piú confidenza in me e negli altri. Mi ha aiutato a far uscire un lato creativo che non sapevo di avere.
Shows in Italian
(The Oil Jar)
by Luigi Pirandello
A One Act Play
with Live Southern Italian Music
Performed in Italian
with English subtitles
Directed by Chiara Durazzini
STORIE DI DONNE MAI ARRESE
(I sing my own song.
Stories of Women who never surrendered)
directed by Eleonora Francesca Cordovani. It is a collection of monologues by historical women victims of violence. The show debuted in June 2023. All the revenues were donated to a local organization that works to end all kinds of gender-based violence.
Thursday March 7th, 2024 at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo' in NYC!
FAVOLE AL TELEFONO
by GIANNI RODARI
Celebrating the beloved children author with dramatized readings of selected short stories.
Directed by Eleonora Francesca Cordovani.
In collaboration with I AM Books Boston.
CELEBRATING THE DIALECTS AND LANGUAGES OF ITALY
Explore the richness of Italian regional languages with a presentation and enjoy a "degustazione" of readings of literary pieces in various dialects by the actors of All'italiana.
Finally the audience is invited to share their experiences with the Italian language and dialects.
Directed by Alex Sucheck
The event is organized by the Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts in collaboration with DAS - Michigan and is under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Boston and the Consulate General of Italy in Detroit.