Biography

I was born in Trieste, Italy, March 19th 1969. I graduated from classical high-school and took a law degree. In the meantime I began my theatrical career as actor and director in small local companies, directing several shows followed by regional tours (I staged, among other authors, Friedrich Durrenmatt and Aldo De Benedetti). I hosted and directed a tv program featuring a series of studio live-recorded theatrical plays. I started my professional activity at “La Contrada Teatro Stabile di Trieste” as assistant director of Mario Licalsi (plays by Pirandello and others) and Francesco Macedonio, in plays starring Italian theatrical icons such as Paolo Ferrari, Piero Mazzarella, Isa Barzizza and more. I directed short subjects, nominated in two national festivals, “Premio Massimo Troisi” and “Festival del Cortometraggio di Bolzano”. In 2001 I moved to Paris, where I started writing. In 2003 the publishing company “Progetto Cultura” publishes five short stories, one of which “Il sondaggio” is aired by RAI, the Italian broadcasting corporation. I adapted for stage Melville’s “Bartleby the Scrivener”. In 2004 I directed the play “Open Call”, at Le théâtre des Déchargeurs, Paris. In 2005 I directed Zijah Sokolović’s “An actor… is an actor… is an actor…”, starring Franko Korošec. In the same year my Italian translation of the successful French play “Une heure et demie de rétard” was brought to stage by international movie star Stefania Sandrelli. In 2006 Teatro Stabile di Verona produces my stage adaptation of Dino Buzzati’s short story “Sette Piani”, starring Ugo Pagliai and Paola Gassman. The play was also aired twice on the TV channel IRIS. My last novel “Banditi” was just released in November, available now in bookstores.