Maddalena A. Fallucchi
After completing most of her primary and secondary studies abroad, Maddalena Fallucchi graduated from Rome University in American literature and went on to obtain a Ph.D. in cultural events management and organization.
In 1983 Fallucchi settled in Milan, where she became assistant director at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano. In 1987 she founded her own theatre company, Il carro dell’Orsa, which showcases contemporary drama by both Italian and foreign authors.
Fallucchi also works with other companies throughout Italy. She has staged more than 30 plays, many written by previously unknown American authors, like Albert Innaurato and Wendy Kesselmann. She has directed plays for the Italian State Radio and written and conducted many radio programs. She currently works as a consultant for the Italian State Television.
Fallucchi has translated many plays, all of which have been staged, and she won a prize for translating Wendy Kesselman’s My Sister in This House. As an author, she has twice received the Inner Wheel’s Prize for Drama, first in 2000 for Elenatango!, and again in 2001 for Sex, Sax ‘n Love. In addition, she was awarded the Premio Fondi La Pastora for both Best Author and Best Director for Ricamo in Nero.
To commemorate a recent tragedy, Fallucchi staged Insieme per non Dimenticare (Together, Not To Forget) for the Municipality of Rome. Held in honor of the Italian firefighters, the event involved many well known political, theatre and cinema personalities.