Marathon, by Edoardo Erba

Jan 03, 2020 426

Chiara / Valerio, a couple of international theatre makers, will stage “Marathon” by Edoardo Erba (translation by Francesca LoDico) on Wednesday January 15 2020 at 7:30PM at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey, Manhattan NY. Featuring Chiara Cimmino and Kimberly DiPersia. Directed by Valerio Vittorio Garaffa and stage-managed by Madeleine Joyce. “Marathon” is the story of two women training for the marathon of New York.

Running as a life or death challenge. While running, they go through their fears, their desires. Their need to feel alive. Despite their effort, despite their vulnerability. Two women running onstage from beginning to end is our way to explore how women have to face today’s world! You can order tickets here. General Admission tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door; Student tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door. 

The Dixon Place Lounge is open before and after the show, and you can bring your drink in the theatre! Bar proceeds directly support DP's artists and mission. 


Chiara Cimmino and Valerio Vittorio Garaffa are international theatre makers born in Italy and based in NYC. They founded the theatre company TeatroDelDisìo and the G. Grasso Acting School for Opera singers in Montreal. They developed “The Relationship Acting Method,” that they now teach in NYC. FB/IG @chiaravaleriomethod

Chiara Cimmino is an international actress based in NYC. She won the Chiavari Award for Best Actress (2005) and the “Plautus Theater Award” (2017). She performed in Ubu re, winner of the International Award Piccoli (2007). She starred in the female lead of the film Rimbalzello (N. Gharbi), winner of the Special Jury Prize at Maazzeni Film Festival (2014).
Acting credits include: ‘The seagull’, ‘The fan’, ‘Harlequin educated by love’, ‘Expoi’, ‘The play that goes wrong’.

Kimberly DiPersia is an actress, screenwriter, and film producer. Training includes NYU Tisch (BFA Drama – Stella Adler/Classical Studio), Maggie Flanigan Studio, UCB Improv, and HB Studio. Selected credits include: Off-Broadway: No Exit / Oedipus Cycle(Understudy), The Pearl Theatre. NY Theatre: Romeo & Juliet, Inwood Shakespeare; Julius Caesar, Hudson Shakespeare. Film/TV: The Egos, Crash & Burn, Junie & Frank.

Valerio Vittorio Garaffa is an international theatre director and acting teacher based in NYC. He has directed numerous theatre and Opera productions both in Italy and Canada. Highlights include: ‘Cymbeline,’ ‘The Bacchae,’ ‘The Assemblywomen,’ ‘Don Quixote,’ ‘Oscillazioni,’ ‘At the exit’, ‘The festival of our Lord of the Ship’, ‘The imbecile’, Donizetti’s ‘Don Pasquale’. Acting credits include: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘The Tempest’, Strauss’s ‘Ithaca’, Angeli’s ‘Welcome in California’.

Edoardo Erba is a playwright from Italy. His plays include ‘Marathon,’ ‘Utoya,’ ‘Rosalyn,’ ‘The Mistress of the B&B,’ ‘Nine,’ ‘Vera vuz,’ ‘Margarita and the Cock,’ ‘All the best,’ ‘Michelina,’ ‘Italian Drama,’ ‘All the best,’ ‘Travelling with Albert,’ ‘The trouts,’ ‘The Builders,’ ‘The Salesmen,’ ‘Dejavu,’ ‘Without Hitler,’ ‘The night of Picasso,’ ‘Smallpox.’ His work has been performed at some of Italy’s top festivals and theatres such as the Venice Biennale, the Taormina Festival, the Montepulciano Festival.


SOURCE: Chiara Cimmino

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