ISABELLA RAGONESE “On a solitary beach” - Viaggio emozionale tra letteratura e teatro

Isabella Ragonese (PHOTO BY Fabio Lovino ©)

Isabella Ragonese (PHOTO BY Fabio Lovino ©)

On Wednesday, October 23rd, 6:30PM, at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, Umanism NYC and the I&APP (The Italian & American Playwrights Project), is pleased to present:

”On a solitary beach”
Viaggio emozionale tra letteratura e teatro

This special performance wants to celebrate the XIX Settimana della Lingua Italia nel Mondo. L’Italiano sul palcoscenico - the week of the Italian Language in the world.

An emotional journey in between literature and theater featuring some of the greatest Italian authors like - Andrea CamilleriElsa MoranteGoffredo PariseNicola Ammaniti, Pier Vittorio Tondelli, and others.

In Italy, the shore, the sea, the beach, are a condition and a place that characterizes the way of living, the society, the thoughts and the actions of its inhabitants. Literature had often placed by the sea, existential fragments inspired by the division in between the accessible and the inaccessible. Isabella Ragonese will take us on an emotional journey guided by the words of wisdom of some of the most prominent Italian authors of literature and theater, who through their unique vision, will give us back a portrait of the ever-changing Italian contemporary society. 

Italian Cultural Institute of New York
686 Park Ave
Wednesday, October 23rd, 6:30PM
(Follow the booking instructions at the bottom of the page)
(light refreshment to follow)

Special thanks to Journalist and Theater Critic Graziano Graziani, for the help with the selection of the readings.

Our shout-out to BINDI - fantasia nel dessert for the sweet support and for the coordination of the refreshments.


About Isabella Ragonese:

Actress and playwright, she debuted on the silver screen in Italy with Nuovomondo by Emanuele Crialese. She then played the lead role in Paolo Virzì’s movie Tutta la vita davanti, for which she won the Nastro d’Argentoaward for best actress. She has been directed by Silvio Muccino, Daniele Lucchetti (she won another Nastro d’Argento for her interpretation in his film La nostra vita– 2010), Giorgia Cecere, Carlo Mazzacurati, Fabio Volo, Mario Martone, Sergio Rubini, and Daniele Vicari. Isabella Ragone’s professional path has been always intertwined withtheatre, both as an actress and an author. Among her most prominent shows are Lady Greyby Will Eno (2010), La commedia di Orlandoby Emanuela Giordano (2012), Taking care of baby by Dennis Kelly (2013), African Requiemby Stefano Massini (2014) and Louise e Renée by Sonia Bergamasco (2017), performed at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano. She wrote, directed and starred in many of her original pieces, such as Che male vi fo e Bestino. She won many competitions for emerging artists. In 1998 she ranked 1stin the national competiton - INDA (Istituto Nazionale Dramma Antico). As an actress shealso works for many TV series projects.