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Storie di donne mai arrese

( I SING MY OWN SONG - Stories of Women who never surrendered )

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Boston Playwrights' Theatre

949 Commonwealth Ave., Boston MA 02215

Friday June 9 at 7:30 PM

Saturday June 10 at 7:30 PM

Sunday June 11 at 3:00 PM


The show is a series of monologues about historical Italian women who were victims of violence, abuse and patriarchy.


Texts from:
“Stai Zitta” (2021) by
Michela Murgia (b. 1972, writer, playwright and feminist activist);
“The Rape” (2009) by Franca Rame (1929 - 2013, theatre actress, playwright and feminist activist);
Court deposition of
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 - c.1656, Baroque painter);
Court deposition of
Gostanza da Libbiano (1535 - c. 1600, woman accused of witchcraft);
"Le Beatrici" (2011) by
Stefano Benni (b. 1947, writer, poet and journalist)
Music performed by Carmen Marsico on voice and Björn Wennås on guitar (recording).



The goal is to raise awareness about the condition of women, throughout history, in a mostly male-dominated society.


The performance is in Italian with English subtitles.

WARNING: Adult content and explicit language about violence


All ticket revenue will be donated to two charities:


Casa Myrna, Boston’s largest provider of shelter and support services to

survivors of domestic violence.


Mabel Center for Immigrant Justice, whose mission is to provide expert

pro-bono legal services to asylum-seeking families, women and children

that have survived unimaginable violence in pursuit of safety in the

United States.


Cast & Crew:

Eleonora Francesca Cordovani, director and actress

Chiara Durazzini, producer and actress

Rossella Mancullo, actress

Carmen Marsico, actress and singer

Björn Wennås, guitar player (recording)

Federica Ganzarolli Jancek, set designer

Marco Zanelli, light designer

Sarah Netsky, subtitles coordinator

Drive for Casa Myrna:

Please consider bringing to the theatre, when you are attending the show, one or more of the following items:


Body Wash



Hygiene Products

General Personal Care Items

Thanks to our generous Donors:

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Contact us if you would like to be one of our sponsors or donate HERE.

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