Emanuele Aldrovandi

Emanuele Aldrovandi (Reggio Emilia, 1985) is a theatre author, scriptwriter, translator and director. A graduate in Philosophy in Parma and in Literature in Bologna, he graduated from the Civica Scuola
d’Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi in Milan.
In 2013, with Homicide House he won the most important Italian award for new
dramaturgy, the ‘Pier Vittorio Tondelli’ Riccione Prize, and his texts began to be staged
staged by various companies in major Italian theatres.
In the following years, he also won the Luigi Pirandello National Prize, the Hystrio Prize, the
Fersen Award and the Mario Fratti Award, and is a finalist for the Premio Testori, the Premio Scenario, the
In-Box Award and twice again at the Riccione Award.
He is founder and artistic director of the Associazione Teatrale Autori Vivi, works with the Teatro Elfo
Puccini in Milan, with national theatres such as ERT – Emilia Romagna Teatro and Teatro Stabile di
Turin and with independent companies such as MaMiMò and ATIR. He collaborates in projects
international projects with Peking Opera, LAC in Lugano and The Tank Theater in New York. He is one of the authors selected by the Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe programme and his texts are translated, staged and published in English, German, French, Spanish, Polish, Slovenian, Czech, Catalan and Arabic.

He is also involved in site-specific events and museum installations, such as writing texts for
the ‘Musei a cielo aperto’ event during EXPO 2015 or curating the ‘Rossini Experience’ exhibition
at the Musei Civici di Pesaro in 2018.
He teaches playwriting at the Civica Scuola d’Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi in Milan and holds various workshops in Italy and abroad.

In 2018 he also starts working as a screenwriter and film director. In 2019, his second short film, Un tipico nome da bambino povero (A typical poor child’s name), is presented in competition at the Giffoni Film Festival and subsequently participates in numerous national and
international festivals, winning several awards including the Unicef Award. In 2020 his third
short film, Bataclan, is presented in competition at “Alice nella città” within the Rome Film Festival, where it wins the Rai Cinema special prize.

2010 – Il generale (Premio Fersen 2013)
2011 – Il presidente 
2011 – Felicità (Premio Pirandello 2012)
2012 – Funziona meglio l’odio
2013 – Homicide House (Premio Riccione-Tondelli 2013)
2013 – Farfalle (Premio Hystrio 2015, Mario Fratti Award 2016)
2015 – Scusate se non siamo morti in mare (Finalista Premio Riccione 2015 e Premio Scenario 2015)
2015 – Allarmi! (Finalista Premio Testori 2016)
2016 – Nessuna pietà per l’arbitro
2017 – Isabel Green
2017 – Robert e Patti
2018 – Assocerò sempre la tua faccia alle cose che esplodono
2018 – La donna più grassa del mondo
2019 – Tentativi di sconfiggere la morte (Finalista Premio Riccione 2019)
2021 – L’estinzione della razza umana