Student Activities

Fall 2021!

Italian table poster
La Tavola Italiana
Italian Studies Program Presents :
La Tavola Italiana

Friday, October 29, 2021
4:00 p.m.
Upper Usdan

We will meet there and have our conversation at one of the tables towards the back of Upper Usdan, behind Louis’ Deli.

A presto!
Gli UDRs

***For those of you who are enrolled in either Italian 10 or Italian 30, two out of the three Italian Tables are mandatory. We will be holding three Italian Tables this semester and we highly encourage you all to attend! ***


movie posters of the 3 films in the series, with names and information as listed in the body of this page.

La felicità è un sistema complesso
Thursday, November 18, 2021
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Schwartz 112
Pizza will be provided!!!

This is a great opportunity to meet fellow students interested in Italian studies and engage with an Italian film together. Co-curricular actives like these are are a very important part of the Italian curriculum and we encourage you all to attend!

We hope to see you all there!

Grazie — and do not not hesitate to reach out to us with any comments or questions!

The Italian UDRs,
Nick, Bianca + Lola 

And, please save the dates for the next film in the series:

Thank you!

Previous films presented:

Screening of La kryptonite nella borsa (2011)
Thursday, September 23, 2021
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Schwartz 112

Thursday, October 21, 2021
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Schwartz 112


Your Sicilian Adventure Awaits  Trinacria Theatre Company  Develop your Italian language skills while learning about company management, community engagement, intercultural exchange, and so much more... all with a group of international artists in a small, rural Sicilian village.  We are particularly keen to provide this opportunity for BIPOC students and others belonging to groups that have been historically underrepresented in both Italian studies and the performing arts industry.  Virtual Info Session this fall!  Meet with Mariagrazia La Fauci (Trinacria Artistic Director) & Iyvon Edebiri (The Parsnip Ship Artistic Director, IIM in Italian Studies Brandeis '13) to learn more about the program. Dates & times TBA!  This is exciting collaboration between Brandeis University’s Interdepartmental Program in Italian Studies and Trinacria Theatre Company.  Goal: To help build the next generation of company managers, while offering an opportunity for Brandeis Italian students to experience Trinacria’s programs in Sicily. Trinacria Company Management Interns will develop a skill set that is applicable across a wide range of careers—organization, administration, management, hospitality, human resources, crisis or conflict resolution, communication, and more. They will have the opportunity to engage meaningfully with both professional international artists and also community-level social justice work and immerse themselves in Sicilian culture. And, by providing this opportunity to BIPOC Italian learners and company managers-in-training, we will be working towards increasing accessible opportunities for BIPOC both in the professional theatre industry and in the community of Italian speakers in America. With more routes available into the professional arts industry, we will see a more accessible playing field and a greater diversity across the industry, not just on stage.  The internship will equip one or two Brandeis students with the necessary skills for company management, a role they will then fill during the 2022 Trinacria Open Creative Residency and Trinacria Arts Festival. To learn more about this year 's Open Creative Residency artists, click here (not active link).
Trinacria Theatre Company Management Internship Info Session

Virtual Info Session
November 19, 2021
11:00 A.M. EST
Please register in advance.

Meet with Mariagrazia La Fauci (Trinacria Artistic Director) & Iyvon Edebiri (The Parsnip Ship Artistic Director, IIM in Italian Studies Brandeis '13) to learn about this exciting program for summer 2022.

In the meantime, for more information about the info session and the internship within the Italian Studies web pages, please visit Internship in Sicily.