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Marco Calvani

Writer / Director

Chris Stack

A Better Half

(US 2022)

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Melissa Leo

The View From Up Here

(US/France 2017)

 
 

FILMS

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TESTIMONIALS

I admire Marco’s ability to craft smart, visceral characters: he is a tireless technician but always works with a sense of supreme confidence due to an innate trust of his instinctual talent.

NEIL LABUTE 

PLAYWRIGHT

With his work, Marco reaches across culture and society into humanity, and changes the way we look at ourselves.

ANDRÉA FERRÉOL 

ACTOR

Marco’s work has provided a unique contribution to the modern interpretation of what theatre means today.

BRUCE WEBER

PHOTOGRAPHER/FILMMAKER

Un dramaturgo dotado de talento, rigor y espíritu de riesgo, capaz de generar e impulsar proyectos teatrales propios de amplia resonancia social.

JOSÉ SANCHIS SINISTERRA

PLAYWRIGHT

Marco creates theater that shows us ourselves the only way an artist can: with a fierce dedication to the truth and with courageous originality. 

ESTELLE PARSONS
ACTOR/DIRECTOR

A courageous and

powerful playwright.

He explores with vivid starkness some of the most violent

and painful conflicts

of our contemporary society.

FRANCESCA DE SAPIO 

ACTOR/WRITER/COACH

 

PRESS

La Vanguardia (2010)
The Jakarta Post (2009)
El pais (2007)
The New York times (2012)
Time Out New York (2012)
Il Secolo XIX (2006)
L'Uomo Vogue Italy (2015)
El Punt (2007)
D di Repubblica (2006)
Garuda magazine Indonesia (2009)
El pais (2012)
Corriere della Sera (2010)
Time Out Barcelona (2007)
New York Post (2012)
La Repubblica (2012)
Il Tirreno (2013)
La Nazione (2015)
La Marseillaise (2010)
La Repubblica (2006)
Panorama (2006)
Il Corriere (2012)
La Repubblica (2012)
La Voce di New York (2016)
Il Corriere (2005)
La Repubblica (2013)
Il Tempo (2003)
The New York times (2017)
 

BIO

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Marco is an Italian born award-winning playwright and director,

proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the

Playwrights/Directors Unit at The Actors Studio.

 

Trained as an actor, since he was a teenager, Marco made his debut as a playwright in 2002 with Quasi, commissioned by the European Social Forum. Strong Hands was his first play to be performed to great acclaim

throughout Europe. Commissions from Todi Art Festival, Phoenix Theatre of London, Teatro di Roma, Théâtre de la Ville of Paris, La MaMa Theatre

of New York and Grec Fundaciò of Barcelone followed. 

 

In 2012 Marco created with Neil LaBute the international project

AdA – Author directing Author which had 4 installments in 3 different countries over the course of six years (Spoleto Festival, Fringe Festival

Madrid, La MaMa Theatre, Biennale Venice, Grec Festival Barcelone.)

 

In 2013 the Teatro Metastasio Stabile della Toscana organized a

retrospective of his work for which he wrote and directed I am Dracula

In 2019 he served as dramaturg for the broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo directed by Obie winner Trip cullman and starring Oscar winner Marisa Tomei.

 

He is the winner of the 2011 S.I.A.E. Prize for Best Playwright, of the 2013 Outstanding Playwright for his play Oil (Planet Connections Theatre

Festivity Awards) and of the 2015 Calcante Prize for The Second Time.

He’s also the recipient of the 2011 Cité Internationale des Arts Grant (Paris)

and of the 2015 Writer Fellowship at the Edward F. Albee Foundation.

He’s a permanent artist-in-residence at La MaMa Theatre. 

His cinema debut The View from Up Here - based on his eponymous play commissioned by The Actors Studio and directed by Estelle Parsons -

stars Oscar winner Melissa Leo and César winner Leïla Bekhti. 

 

Marco currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.

His work has been translated and produced extensively across the six continents. 

 

GALLERY

SHOWS
I am Dracula
I am Dracula

directed by Marco Calvani Teatro Fabbricone, Prato (Italy) photo by Emiliano Pona

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Oil
Oil

Monica Scattini, Michael Schermi and Mauro Marino directed by Marco Calvani Teatro Out Off, Milan photo by Emiliano Pona

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285OE_16

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I am Dracula
I am Dracula

directed by Marco Calvani Teatro Fabbricone, Prato (Italy) photo by Emiliano Pona

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On set of The View from Up Here.
On set of The View from Up Here.

Photo by Henny Garfunkel.

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Marco Calvani
Marco Calvani

directing Neil LaBute's "I don't know what I can save you from" at Sala Beckett July, 2016 photo by Nani Pujol

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Tri-Boo Company
Tri-Boo Company

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On set of The View from Up Here.
On set of The View from Up Here.

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BACKSTAGE
EVENTS
World Premiere The View from Up Here.
World Premiere The View from Up Here.

Savannah Film Festival 2017

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La MaMa Gala, 2013
La MaMa Gala, 2013

Estelle Parsons and Marco Calvani

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Playwrights for a Cause, 2015
Playwrights for a Cause, 2015

Shira-Lee Shalit and Marco Calvani New York Theatre Workshop

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World Premiere The View from Up Here.
World Premiere The View from Up Here.

Savannah Film Festival 2017

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photo by Bruce Weber

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photo by Anna Leitenstorfer

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photo by Massimiliano De Persio

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photo by Bruce Weber

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HEADSHOTS
 
 

MEDIA

Penelope in Groznyj
interview Napoli Teatro festival 2010
Fringe Festival madrid 2012
LaBute & Calvani press conference
La MaMa Theatre NYC
AdA project - 2nd edition
Fringe Festival Madrid 2012
interview Calvani
Spoleto Festival 2012
AdA project - 1st edition 
Fringe Festival Madrid 2012
interview Nestor Saied (NAILS)
Biennale Venice 2014
interview LaBute/Fillion/Calvani
NAILS
teaser of the Italian production
Penelope in Groznyj
trailer of the German production
OIL
trailer of the Italian production
Penelope in Groznyj
TG News Lombardia, Rai3 (Italy, 2011)
OIL
teaser of the Italian production
Marco Calvani, guest of the tv show 'Chi e' di scena' (Italy, 2013)
I am Dracula
Teaser of the Italian Production (2013)
Stockholm by Bryony Lavery
translated and directed by Calvani
Trailer (2013)
Strong Hands
trailer of the Catalan production (2007)
Strong Hands
trailer of the Italian Production (2006)
Penelope in Groznyj (full show)
Teatro Vascello Rome (2012)
 OIL
Original Score composed by Diego Buongiorno
Marco Calvani guest of the conference on contemporary dramaturgy 'La Mia Poetica', Teatro india, Rome 2011
La MaMa Theatre NYC
AdA project -3rd edition
Penelope in Groznyj
Original Score composed by Diego Buongiorno
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My Heart is a Forest
RomaEuropa Festival 2013
interview Calvani
AdA Power 2017 promo
La MaMa Theatre NYC
I am Dracula
Original Score composed by Diego Buongiorno
feat. Dorian Wood
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Grec Festival Barcelona 2016
AdA Project - 3rd Edition
Marco Calvani & monica Scattini 
guests of the tv show 'Cominciamo bene'
Rai3 Italy
Oil
Original Score composed by Diego Buongiorno
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CONTACT

For any professional inquiries, please contact: 

Jamie Kaye-Phillips, UTA (USA)                               Gregory Weill, Adequat (France)

jamie.kayephillips@unitedtalent.com                          g.weill@agence-adequat.com

Adam Kersh, Fusion Entertainment Management

adam@fusion-entertainment.com

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marco@marcocalvani.com

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