Laura Caparrotti

Laura Caparrotti
New York City, NY
Fiction, Non-Fiction, Playwriting, Memoir, Creative Non-Fiction, Dance/Movement, Acting, Storytelling
English, French, Italian, Spanish
Adult Day Care, After School Program, College/University, Community Center, Independent Living, Library
Founding Artistic Director, In Scena!

NO ESCAPE by Dino Buzzati, Cherry Lane Theatre VATICAN FALLS by Frank J. Avella, Impetus Ensamble THE WOMAN IN THE WARDROBE by Ennio Flaiano, Casa Italiana Zerilli- Marimo’ at NYU SISTER, COUSIN, AUNT by Dave Johnson, KIT production, Italian tour JUGGLERS ON THE ROOF by Scott Gerschwer, Hudson Guild Theatre LE MATTINE ALLE QUATTRO by Luca De Bei, The Tank GOMORRAH, THE PLAY (READING) by Roberto Saviano and Mario Gelardi The Flea Theater TRILOGIA DELLA VILLEGGIATURA by Goldoni (Dir: Toni Servillo-NY Assistant), Lincoln Center Festival TOSCA E LE ALTRE DUE by Franca Valeri, KIT + the cell production KITCAFFE’ Literary Salon – Various Authors, KIT Production SOULS OF NAPLES by E. De Filippo (Ass. to the Dir. R. Paska), Theater for a New Audience

2013/14 Commedia dell'Arte workshop, Intergenerational/Seniors/Children, Goddard Riverside Community Center, The Bernie Wohl Center (dates to be determined) 2010 to present Dialect Coach (HBO Boardwalk Empire), Italian language consultant, monitor. 2004 to present Theatre & Storytelling for Children and adults. Italian&Theater classes for children and adults, Italian classes for adults, , Italian Language Private Tutor. 2005 to present Theater & Storytelling Workshop, Every Little Movement, Hoboken, NJ. 2005 Theatre Workshop with Children, Scuola Fantasia, Montclair, NJ. 2004-2005 Theatre Workshop with children, La Scuola Guglielmo Marconi, NY.
Listening and understanding who I am working with, this is my main approach. I think of teaching as sharing something I love with individuals who are trusting me with their time, attention and passion. Individuals who are going to share with me their talent, art and being. It's a dialogue, basically. The first one/two lessons I work on making everyone at ease with lots of laughs; while working with the students, I observe how they move, how they touch, how they walk, how they relate to others and to themselves. I know that the first few hours are crucial to establish trust and communication. In the next classes, I work with each participant like I work with my actors. I treat them as artists. In my years of teaching I found out that by believing in their art, they open up and create a lot. My skills as an actor, director and teacher allow me to switch from one role to another to better serve the participants and to help them according to the needs. At the end, they love it, because they build their own show, and because they discover sides of themselves they have never seen before.