All’italiana – Boston Italian Theatre Company is a theater group founded in 2019 and affiliated with Pazzi Lazzi Troupe LLC, under the artistic direction of Chiara Durazzini and Eleonora Cordovani. The only Italian theater company in New England, the group performs primarily in Italian and specializes in staging shows by Italian playwrights and authors. We are Italian expats or fluent Italian speakers: some of us are professional performers, while others come from widely different backgrounds, such as medical science, computer science, arts and humanities.
We offer acting labs in Italian to both native and non-native speakers. With our students, we staged the following shows: La Giara – A One Act Play by Luigi Pirandello with Folk Italian Southern Music directed by Chiara Durazzini (2019 at the Dante Alighieri Society, 2023 at Bentley University); Io Mi Canto Da Sola – Storie di Donne Mai Arrese directed by Eleonora Cordovani (2023 at Boston Playwrights Theatre, 2024 at NYU); Favole al Telefono directed by Eleonora Cordovani (2023 at I AM Books); Celebrating the Dialect and Languages of Italy (2020, virtual); All'italiana supports BLM (2020, virtual).
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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
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.