Chicago (US) - International Voices Project - On May 14, 2019 two readings from the Italian and American Playwrights Project

Armando Pirozzi

Armando Pirozzi

Elisa Casseri

Elisa Casseri


Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 6:00p.m.

The International Voices Project 

Spotlight on Italy:

Two readings of  Italian new plays 

"A Notebook for Winter" (Un quaderno per l’Inverno)

by Armando Pirozzi

directed by John Green 

"Events Horizon" (l’Orizzonte degli Eventi)

by Elisa Casseri

directed Matt Masino

translations by Adriana Rossetto

In collaboration with
The Italian & American Playwrights Project

Join the conversation immediately before the performance between Patrizia Acerra, Director of the International Voices Project, Valeria Orani, curator of the Italian and American Playwrights Project and the translator of the plays Adriana Rossetto.

The performance is followed by a reception.


The panel and reception are supported by



A Notebook for Winter - "Best playwrighting" Ubu Award 2017 - is a two-actor-piece which is in three acts and tells the story of an introvert professor of literature who finds a burglar on his way back home. The knife-wielding burglar wants something unexpected from him: it is a question of life or death. During the entire night the two characters talk, exchange ideas, feelings, ask painful questions out of hope and desperation, in a completely new and unexpected atmosphere. They will meet again years later, both affected by that night.  Although their personal memory of that night is different, it may have triggered a change in both of them, by offering a further comprehension and awareness of each other.

Events Horizon – "Best new play" Riccione Award 2016 - tells the story of Olga who is stuck in a studio apartment, which has a wall with many doors and cupboards, a front door which doesn’t open and no windows: she cannot figure out what has happened, she only knows that she cannot escape. When she tries to open one of the doors on the wall, she immediately comes back from another one and continues to stay there. At some point, however, she realizes that time is messed up and that every time she leaves, she enters a different time of her life.

The translation of Events Horizon would not have been possible without the involvement and support of Premio Riccione.