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Storie di donne mai arrese

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

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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” (1979) 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

The show premiered at the Boston Playwrights' Theatre on June 9th, 2023.

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

Gabriel Weiner, sound engineer 

Sarah Netsky, subtitles coordinator

On this occasion, all ticket revenue was 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.

The show debuted in June 2023, supported by:
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