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Celebrating the members of the League of Professional Theatre Women

Carolyn Feleppa Balducci

Carolyn Balducci, member of League of Professional Theatre WomenWriter, Lyricist
Montauk, New York USA

Where do you look for inspiration?
… I don’t really look. Ideas seem to find me.

What’s your favorite book / movie / play ?
I’m an ominivore. If I actually had one single most favorite book, movie or play,
I probably would never admit it.

Favorite quotes –
“Yes, I did see Mr. Peabody, but I didn’t see him. That is, I didn’t see him really. Yes, I spoke to him twice, but I didn’t talk to him.”  — Bringing Up Baby

‘That is the case with us all, papa. One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.’ – Emma

Guilty pleasures?
…The New York Times’ Metropolitan Diary on Mondays. Croissants. Coffee with cream.

What play or production changed your life?
Arlecchino, il servitore di due padroni by Carlo Goldoni. Directed by Giorgio Strehler at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano.

Is there anything you still dream of doing?
…Re-reading the books on my shelves.

Upcoming Event – for the LPTW 30 plays in 30 years celebration —
GIOVANNI THE FEARLESS a commedia dell’arte folk opera (Music by Mira J. Spektor; my book & lyrics). SYMPHONY SPACE – Thalia/Nimoy Theatre – June 7th at 7:30.

I feel most like myself when I ….
…hear people laughing. Especially if they’re laughing at my jokes.

What is your best escape?
…the beach

What’s the one thing nobody knows about you?
…. that once upon a time I met the King of Sweden.

Carolyn Feleppa Balducci: Author of novels, biographies, poetry, screenplays & plays. Creative Writing faculty, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1977-2002). Translator/adaptor of contemporary and classical comedies such as Lysistrata, La Calandra, La Veniexiana. Screenplays & plays: Otto of the Silver Hand, Best Interest, Hamptons Quartet, Old Rat’s Promise, Giovanni the Fearless.

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