Maddalena Fallucchi has staged, translated, and directed more than 30 plays and has written and conducted radio programs for the Italian state radio. She entered the theater world in 1983 as assistant director of the Piccolo Teatro di Milano. In 1995 she founded her own theater company, Il Carro dell’Orsa, in Rome. As artistic director and general manager, she focuses on contemporary drama productions by Italian and foreign authors.
Plays Fallucchi created and staged include Helen and the Others (2000), a project based on Greek female archetypes, and The Mirror of Narcissus (2001), based on Greek male archetypes. In 2002 she staged The Jazz Age about the 1920s in the United States, and in 2003 she represented the Italian contemporary theater in Paris with The Knowledge of Love, a play she wrote and directed. She has won numerous awards for her work, including Inner Wheel’s Prize for Drama for Elentango! and the Premio Fondi La Pastora Award for Ricamo in Nero. She was also recently nominated as a member of the Governmental Commission for the funding of theater in Italy.
In 2006, Fallucchi staged a play based on Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express for an audience of over 5,000 at the Roman Central Railway Station. Also in 2006, she was appointed the director of the Tor Bella Monaca Theater that hosts major international and national productions as well as workshops, concerts, and other events.
From 2001 to 2006, she was a consultant for the Rome Board of Culture and Education and directed a creativity program for primary and secondary schools in Rome. Fallucchi graduated from the University of Rome in American literature and earned a PhD in the management and planning of cultural events.