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Literature, Theater & Dance

Women in Comedy in Italian Theater

Special Guest: Lella Costa

February 11, 2020
6:30 pm

2020 marks the 100th birthday of Franca Valeri, the legendary Italian playwright and actress, the first to make a name for herself by writing and doing comedy in Italy. KIT – Kairos Italy Theater – and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò are celebrating women in comedy with three events: Women in Comedy in Italian Theater (February 11), Women in Comedy in Italian-American Theater (March 10), Women in Comedy: KIT International 10-minute Play Series (April 6).

Women in Comedy in Italian Theater
Introductory remarks by Laura Caparrotti, KIT
Special Guest: Lella Costa

Lella Costa is an actress, author and writer. Some of her most recent theatrical performances are Human with Marco Baliani, Traviata L’intelligenza del cuore directed by Gabriele Vacis, and Questioni di cuore based on writer Natalia Aspesi correspondence with her readers. Most of her theatrical monologues have been published by Feltrinelli: La daga nel loden (1992), Che faccia fare (1998), In tournée (2004), Amleto, Alice e la Traviata (2008). She also published Come una specie di sorriso (2012) e Che bello essere noi (2014 – Piemme publisher), Ciò che possiamo fare (2019 – Solferino publisher). In 2017 she hosted the TV program Mariangela! (Rai Cultura) dedicated to the life and career of legendary actress Mariangela Melato. She is a member of the CDA of the University of Pollenzo for Gastronomic Sciences. In January 2020 she is debuting in Se non posso ballare…, directed by Serena Sinigaglia, inspired by Serena Dandini’s Catalogo delle donne valorose and in La Vedova Socrate by Franca Valeri at the Greek theater in Siracusa.