The Embassy of Italy and the diplomatic-consular network in the USA commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on the centenary of Primo Levi’s birth, throughout the country, starting in the Capital. Ambassador Armando Varricchio underlined the leading role played by Italy in the defense of human rights and in the fight against racism,...

Fitto programma di commemorazioni a New York, in occasione della Giornata della Memoria. Organizzati dal Consolato generale e dall’Istituto Italiano di Cultura, insieme a Centro Primo Levi, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, John Calandra Italian American Institute at CUNY, Italian Academy at Columbia University e alla Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marc...

What do a dozen inmates at the MacDougall-Walker maximum-security prison in Connecticut; a dozen Yale theology students; 140 children from Kibera, a neighborhood on Nairobi’s periphery and the largest slum in Africa; and 1,000 residents of Ravenna; all have in common? The fact that they all were able to accomplish a feat bordering on the impossible...

Mi è capitato molte volte di andare a vedere un film italiano a New York. Ma è la prima volta che mi è capitato di andare a vedere un film che è anche un po’ mio. Lunedì 10 dicembre, alla Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò della New York University è stato presentato Easy – Un viaggio facile facile, film di chiusura del N.I.C.E. – New Italian Cinema Even...

Rendere continuativo un dialogo artistico fra Italia e Stati Uniti che negli ultimi trent’anni è stato frammentario e occasionale, diffondere la scrittura teatrale contemporanea fra i due paesi, questo è l’Italian Playwrights Project, iniziativa voluta da Valeria Orani, fondatrice di Umanism LLC e Frank Hentschker, direttore del Martin E. Segal The...

Italy’s premiere film festival, Italy on Screen Today, announces it will make New York and Miami its home this coming December. Bringing the best of Italian contemporary cinema to America, the Festival will feature American premieres, great authors, young up and comers of direction, and the most iconic faces of cinema. Starting on December 8th and...

A new play is coming to New York from Boston-based theater group Pazzi Lazzi. The play is called Isabella Unmasked, an 80-minute long foray into the practice of Commedia dell’Arte by only one actress, Chiara Durazzini, who will play ten different characters, and one musician, Renaissance instrumentalist Dan Meyers, who will play ten different instr...

The Italian Playwrights Project has been created and curated by Valeria Orani (Umanism NYC – 369gradi) and Frank Hentschker (Martin E. Segal Theatre Center – Graduate Center CUNY). The project’s goal is to disseminate Italian contemporary writing for the theater in the USA and vice versa. This second edition is dedicated to playwright and director,...

Last week, NYU’s Casa Italiana hosted a Q&A with one author of the book Assassins Against the Old Order: Italian Anarchist Violence in Fin de Siècle Europe(subsequently Assassins Against). The book, “in spite of the current state of things, is not a how to”, joked author Fraser M. Ottanelli at the beginning of the session; instead, the book present...

Let’s pretend we took a random poll through New York City streets, asking random individuals for an opinion about fascism. How many would have anything positive to say? Most likely very few, if any at all. That is because in 2018, more than half a century away from the fall of the greatest fascist regimes in history, fascism is generally (and right...