Laura Forti – “Theatre and Collective Memory: Italy, Europe and the Shoah”
A playwright, journalist and translator, Laura Forti’s works have been translated and distributed in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, England and Chile. She is a recognized expert and scholaron the European history of the Holocaust. She has collaborated with the Parma Theater of Parma, which produced some of her works. Forti has also written for radio (working with Radio Swiss for some time as an author withFrancesca Giorzi).Her editing includes two works by dramatist George Tabori, Cannibali and Mein Kampf, for the publishing house Einaudi. She isoften called to hold conferences on Tabori at conferences all over the world. She was an invited scholar at UGA during the Tabori Symposium in 2015.She is a life-long teacher and currently serves as the Cultural Managerof the Jewish Community of Florence, Italy.A reception and refreshments will immediately follow Forti’s talk.The Department of Theatre & Film Studies will be producing Forti’s play, Pesach, in the Fine Arts Building, January 4-7, 2018.
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Balcony Theatre (Room 400), Fine Arts Building