Antoinette LaVecchia is an award winning actress and playwright. Born in southern Italy, her parents emigrated to the U.S. when she was still a young girl. After receiving her B.A. in English Literature from Cornell University, she pursued her MFA at NYU's Tisch Graduate Acting Program, and while there, was sent to study Chekhov at the Moscow Art Theater. Awarded a Fox Fellowship after graduation, she chose to study with the world-renowned Clown/Bouffon teacher, Philippe Gaulier as well as members of the theatre company, Complicité in London. She also received the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant to help further her development as a writer/performer.
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MORE ABOUT ME
I imagine telling stories in ALL settings, not only in formal theaters, but ANYWHERE people can sit and listen for at least an hour - that may require microphones for better sound, but other than that technical aspect, I want to be able to bring stories to all communities and spread love, compassion and humor.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
Currently working on VILLAGE STORIES: a collage of characters and stories from her Italian ancestry. The piece was presented in multiple workshops produced by Parity Productions and directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser. Collaborating with the extraordinary musician, John T. La Barbera, the piece weaves music and storytelling to tell the universal story of how the past informs our present and future.
Immigrant, Family, Comedy, fable/folktales, immersive/site-specific, biography, radio plays, musical, Equality, Fantasy
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