The Legacy of an Italian Renaissance Woman
One Actress, Ten Characters. One Musician, Ten Instruments
In 1589, The Madness of Isabella was a triumph at the De' Medici court in Florence. The protagonist was Isabella Andreini, a poet, a mother and one of the first theater professional female performers. A true Renaissance Woman. This show is a tribute to her and her legacy: all women working in the arts today. Also available in Italian with the title LE BRAVURE DI ISABELLA
Masks Unlimited! is all about masks. This all-ages program recognizes and celebrates our many selves and shows how masks provide access to diverse experiences. Eric Bornstein and Chiara Durazzini showcase about thirty different original hand-made masks and interact in most of them: animals, emotions, ages, theater styles, and pop culture characters. They also showcase several multicultural mask traditions: African, Japanese, Javanese, Tibetan, European, and Puerto Rican.
This family-friendly program is funny, informative, and entertaining.
Aria Di Commedia
An Evening of Commedia dell'Arte and Italian Renaissance Music
A fun container of two or three original scenarios with Italian Renaissance music and dancing - In English
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. MORE INFO HERE
The Master of Two Servants
Great for for schools!
A 30 minutes scenario with three actors and one musician
Usually paired with workshop and/or teaching a dance
Pinocchio - A Commedia Adventure
by Carlo Collodi
Adapted by Chiara Durazzini and Elena Benazzi
Told in the style of commedia dell’arte, a classical Italian style of physical comedy, this energetic production is sure to be fun for the whole family!