2006-07 American Premiere

Staged Reading

An Evening with Contemporary Italian Playwright 
Roberto Cavosi
Readings from Maresciallo Butterfly, Bellissima Maria, and Notte d’Epifania

Directed by Jane House

PLUS, short video, slides, panel discussion with distinguished professor Paolo Valesio
Monday, May 7, 2007
Martin E. Segal Theatre
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, NYC

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Roberto Cavosi, actor, playwright, director, screen, radio, and television writer, has been writing plays and television and radio scripts for almost twenty years. His plays include Der Grosse Mausprozess von Glurus, a musical (1991); Luna di miele (1993); Rosanero (1994); Il Maresciallo Butterfly (1995, also translated into French for productions in Paris and throughout France, and for a production in Belgium, and recorded for Radio 2, Italy); Le Tentazioni di Erodiade (2000); Bellissima Maria (2002); La Passione secondo Maria, a contemporary opera with music by Alfredo Santoloci (2004); and Notte d'Epifania, produced in March 2007 at Teatro Piccolo Eliseo, Rome. Cavosi has also written for radio and television. His awards include the 1993 Concorso IDI and the 1996 Biglietto d'oro AGIS for Rosanero; the 1995 Giuseppe Fava Prize for Il Maresciallo Butterfly; the 2001 Hystrio prize for career achievements; the 2001 Riccione Teatro Prize for Bellissima Maria; the 2001 Diego Fabbri Prize for the expression of humanitarian values; and a Special Mention in the 2002 "Europeo di Varsavia" prize for Il pellegrino (The Pilgrim), a radio show he conceived that aired for over three years and for which he wrote over 200 scripts.

Playwrights John Guare, Roberto Cavosi, and Mario Fratti, at the post performance reception.

Photo: Cristina Pronzati

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