IO MI CANTO DA SOLA
Storie di donne mai arrese
( I SING MY OWN SONG - Stories of Women who never surrendered )
The show is a series of monologues about historical Italian women who were victims of violence, abuse and patriarchy.
“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
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
The show premiered at the Boston Playwrights' Theatre on June 9th, 2023.
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