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Maria Grazia Affinito @ UCB - Eating Pasta off the Floor

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B-4 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley

South Dr, Berkeley

Berkeley, California 94720

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EATING PASTA OFF THE FLOOR

A solo play written and performed by Maria Grazia Affinito

Maria hopes a trip to her mom’s hometown in Italy will shed some light on their volatile relationship.

Maybe singing arias at full voice in the supermarket and offering to sell your daughter are just quaint Old World traditions? But even old friends in Italy are astonished when mom starts flinging pasta and bad poetry.

The event is FREE and organized in collaboration with Mark Kaiser of the Berkeley Language Center and Annamaria Bellezza of the Department of Italian Studies at UC Berkeley, with the technical assistance of Keith Hernandez.



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Maria Grazia Affinito is a member of Actors’ Equity Association from the San Francisco Bay Area. She has performed with various companies in the Bay Area and in several independent films.

A sampling of her stage credits includes Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival), Ana in Displaced (Marin Theater Company), and Nancy in Gaslight (California Conservatory Theater). She has also worked with Willows theater Company, Solano Repertory Company, Napa Valley Repertory Company, and Pacific Alliance Stage Company.

Eating Pasta Off The Floor was developed with David Ford at The Marsh. Excerpts from Eating Pasta Off The Floor have been seen at Solo Sundays, Monday Night Marsh, Tell It On Tuesday at The Marsh, Words First, and DIVAs Tell All. Eating Pasta Off The Floor has performed for sold-out audiences at Orlando, Santa Cruz, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Vancouver, and San Francisco Fringe Festivals. It was also one of the top selling shows at the Santa Cruz Fringe Festival. It has received critical reviews and awards including Sold Out Awards, Patron’s Pick Award, and Best of Fringe Award at the San Francisco Fringe Festival 2013. Eating Pasta Off The Floor was also invited to perform in the prestigious United Solo Theater Festival in New York 2014.

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B-4 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley

South Dr, Berkeley

Berkeley, California 94720

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