After having accomplished most of her primary and secondary studies abroad, Maddalena Fallucchi graduated from Rome University in american literature, then obtained 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 theater company, Il carro dell’Orsa, with the aim of giving particular attention to contemporary drama by both Italian and foreign authors.
Fallucchi works with her own company and other companies. She has staged more than 30 plays, many from American authors unknown in Italy (for example, Albert Innaurato and Wendy Kesselmann). She has directed many 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 translated many plays, all of which have been staged, and won a prize for translating Wendy Kesselman’s My Sister in this House. As an author, she won the Inner Wheel’s Prize for Drama twice, for Elenatango! (Helentango!) and for Sex, Sax ‘n Love; and the Premio Fondi La Pastora, as best author and best director for Ricamo in Nero (Black Lace).
Fallucchi staged Insieme per non Dimenticare (Together, Not To Forget) to remember a tragedy that had recently occurred in Rome and to honor Italian firefighters. The event involved the most notorious theater and cinema personalities, including Rome’s Mayor.