Issue #22

Mario Fratti

L'Artista

Mario Fratti was born in Italy, but lives in new york since 1963. He is a playwrightanda drama critic he had a long run on Broadway with his musical NINE (his adaptation of his play “six passionate women -Fellini in Venice).
Some of his plays have ben translated and performed in at least 600 theaters. (CAGE, VICTIM, SUICIDE, BRIDGE, CHE GUEVARA,PINOCHET CHILE ’73, SIX PASSIONATE WOMEN, ACADEMY, REFRIGERATORS,SEDUCERS)

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What do you do in your life (work and fun)?

My fun in New York is seeing almost every play; then I walk home and enjoy my terrace withy friends.

What made you leave Italy and chose NYC?

I left Italy because they do not accept Italian playwrights they prefer foreign play so they can have foreign royalties I got 33 theatre awards and only three professional productions It was time to go to New York where they love good dramas.

Please share your best memory in the City.

My best memory ? I have so many ! Always connected with great plays and great actors.

What made you choose this specific location and outfit?

I chose the central location of Broadway and 55th St. I can walk to┬áthe best theatres I enjoyed your photo shoot I was proud of your initiative – Italian artists know how to create the best!

Your thought about this project, ITALIANY.US

The project ITALIANY is excellent it reminds the Americans that we exist and are very active a project to be praised and helped.

How would you describe being an ambassador of the italian style/culture abroad?

Ambassador of Italian culture ? We must always try to be the best is our duty as children of a great country : our beloved Italy.

  • Shots

    99

  • Time

    120 mins

  • City

    New York

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