Natasha Lardera is a writer, translator and journalist from Milan who is based in New York. She specializes in translations for the theater and has collaborated on several shows including Accattone in Jazz, a play with Italian celebrity Valerio Mastandrea, based on Pasolini's film Accattone, which was performed at Lincoln Center.
Crossing Barriers, Bridging CulturesBy Natasha Lardera
Seven years ago, it began: with three shows, three staged readings, five boroughs, loads of talent, and even a pinch of insanity, In Scena!, a festival of contemporary theater imported directly from Italy to NYC, was born. This year's festival (April 29May 13) boasts twelve full productions, two theatrical readings of Italian plays in translation, a prestigious award that will be presented to an up and coming playwright, and the return of an inspiring poetry workshop.