by the Commedia dell’Arte troupe Pazzi Lazzi
and the Italian improv group ImproNati
Introduction about Commedia dell’Arte, its stock characters and its level of improvisation. Demonstration scene “Law and Order – The Trial of Arlecchino” with Chiara Durazzini and Marco Zanelli. Music by John Tyson. In English.
Introduction and presentation of the Italian Improv group “ImproNati” with improv games and scenes. In Italian.
Pazzi Lazzi is a professional Commedia dell'Arte troupe, native to the Boston area. Its main goal is to bring Commedia dell'Arte, one of the most ancient forms of theatre of the Western World, to the American audience.
The company performs original scenarios based on classic Commedia scenarios of the early 1600s with a few modern twists. The actors interpret famous Commedia stock characters such as Arlecchino, Pulcinella, Balanzone and Colombina with their comedic troubles that result from typical human weaknesses such as fear, envy, jealousy and greed.
The troupe has had the pleasure to perform and teach workshops, lectures and demonstrations for numerous schools, universities and cultural organizations such as Northeastern University, NYU, Brandeis University, University of Vermont, Indiana University, Skidmore College, The Italian Cultural Institute in Washington DC, Dante Alighieri Society, and the Boston Public Library, among the others. www.pazzilazzitroupe.com