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Original Plays and Pieces

Here you can read about some of my creative projects! I am a playwright and write for the company TheatreTurnings and other actors. I have also been part of collaborative, devised projects in collaboration with performers, dancers and videographers. 

 

Playwrighting feels to me like a free and exciting game to play with words.  I love working with the infinite possibilities of this millenary media and trying to evoke sensations with my choices of words and grammatical structures. It is incredible for me to hear other actors’ take on the lines I wrote: I am enthusiastic about how collaborative theatre can be in all of its aspects

                        

I am one of the founding members of the theatre company “Theatre Turnings” with three other artists (Sara Grassi, Alessia Seclí e Luca Villa). We have worked both in New York and in Europe. We are a young multidisciplinary company that uses dance, theatre and music to tell compelling and meaningful stories. We believe that different arts can enhance each other. We create theatre that reaches a wide audience while maintaining artistic integrity. We want to blur the lines between lyricism and comedy to create engaging and well-rounded performances. We seek to create a new aesthetic that enriches the dreamlike and symbolic language of dance theatre with compelling stories that focus on new texts and characters.  You can find more about TheatreTurnings at https://theater-turnings.jimdosite.com/ or find us on Instagram at @theatre.turnings

CONTACT ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ THE FULL SCRIPT OF ANY OF THESE PLAYS OR  RECEIVE ANY MATERIAL FROM THE PRODUCTIONS! YOU CAN EMAIL theatre.turnings@gmail.com 

 

Check out the trailer!!

Always in Rimini

THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY WHO CAME AND CONTRIBUTED TO THE VERY SUCCESSFUL FIRST PRODUCTION OF ALWAYS IN RIMINI! MORE THAN HALF OF THE PERFORMANCES COMPLETELY SOLD OUT

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HOSTING "ALWAYS IN RIMINI"IN YOUR THEATRE, SPACE OR FESTIVAL CONTACT theatre.turnings@gmail.com

After the workshop in 2023 Always in Rimini ran at PuntoZero theatre in Milan from the 23 to the 29th of February 2024. The story is set in Rimini during the 1970s, in the world of vileggiatura. Within a frame seemingly characterized by idleness and frivolity, a young woman named Teresa is grappling with the challenging transition from adolescence to adulthood. We meet her alongside her friend Marta, exuberant and determined, with whom Teresa is planning to move to America to seek fortune. Not only does she not know if leaving Rimini is what she truly wants, but she also can no longer recognize and understand herself. Teresa is confused and lost in the intricacies of her own identity. We follow the growth of the young woman who, accompanied by an unlikely replica of Mina as a fairy godmother, will learn to know herself through the world.

 

The performance uses dance, language, and music to explore, in an alternating mix of comedic, lyrical, and dramatic moments, themes such as autonomy, the complexity of the American dream, identity, and the power of desires.

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to watch "Zapping", the film adaptation of one scene from "One Night it Happens"

One Night It Happens

Co-written with Luca Villa

An absurd, high-paced, exuberant tale of what happens to the members of one family during a very special night. It is funny until it is not anymore and then it is funny again. You never know what will come next, like in life (but we take it to the extreme!).

 

 “Good morning ladies and gentlemen, we start our morning news with our correspondent at the city fair (change channel) You are about to see how the mating season of the Armadillo brings a breath of vitality to the group (change channel) Cats! They are invading our homes. If you witness any suspicious cat activity contact the number on the screen (raises number. Change channel) Do you find it impossible...

The Witch and Galileo

Co-written with the members of Theatre Turnings

The Witch and Galileo is an immersive play about the dangers of fanatism and the absurdities of organized religion. Even more than that, it is a play about the search for meaning in life and how we explain our existence. In a surrealistic, anachronistic Middle Ages setting we meet four characters: a nun, a woman accused of witchcraft (or maybe a real witch?) a philosopher ostracized by his town and Galileo. Each of them represents a way in which humans have approached life, a vision of the world: religion, spiritualism, humanism, and science. However, these characters aren't only embodiments of ideas: they are also people with fears, weaknesses, hopes and most of all relationships with each other and the world. The strict unforgiving rules of the society they live in will put them in front of impossible choices and the pursuit of hope will strengthen and destroy connections.

The smell of Hollyhocks

A monologue

Child marriage is a reality in many parts of the world (including the U.S.A.). After coming across the interview of a woman who had escaped her past of abuse as a child bride, I decided to research the topic. I was horrified and enraged by all the stories I found and at the same time inspired by the women and activists who bravely raised their voices against this practice. It is a very present evil in society and I am surprised at how little we hear about it. I am a firm believer that there are no religions or traditions that justify such horrors. This monologue is a fictional account of a child bride's wedding and her life after it. I wanted to make it uplifting and hopeful, but not shy away from the terrible truths of child marriage and the dangers of religious fundamentalism

I got also used to walking by bridal shops without wanting to cry, walking by churches without feeling nauseated, to coping with anger till it washed away; but when I smell that perfume I am once again there and I am small.

So forgive me, or rather understand me, for filling this room with hollyhocks knowing you'd come, I know we are not about to marry. I did it because they deserve justice and the memory of your kind eyes, of your frenetic hands, of your lips running to catch up with your thoughts is much more suitable for the smell of hollyhocks. 

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Eco and Narcissus

My take on the ancient myth from The Metamorphoses, with a little spin on the ending because sometimes I cannot keep myself from adding some more joy! I built the story around the theme of communication and communicability instead of vanity. This play is written to incorporate a lot of plot-developing dance and music.

“ In the ground where you are sitting, in the air above your head, below your eyelashes, tangled in your hair, on your lips, on your breasts, in your arms, in your legs, in your feet, in your hands. Nowhere and in the place you are now, nowhere and in the place you are now”.

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Crowded - A Story with Remains

Co-written with Luca Villa

The story of a couple from the moment they meet till a tragic conclusion. The play deals with themes of grief, addiction, time and memory. The main structural characteristic of the play is that even though the two characters are always the same, the actors playing them change in every scene. The actors of the previous 
scenes remain on stage and interac
t with the set and each other, influencing the actions and the plot physically. The bodies remain on stage, like present memories, maybe unseen but certainly felt. 

Her: So basically everybody is using it now and you can, like, post pictures, tag your friends, which is saying that they are in that picture, and like stuff that you ... like I guess and tell everybody what you think. It’s the most unuseful thing but is addictive I think. (pause) Sorry, I did not mean that.

Him: It’s okay. It does sound interesting. (pause) Listen. about that thing…

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