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Full Name: Dr Emelise F Aleandri Ph.D.
Biography:
Emelise Aleandri is an actress, writer, and producer. She is Artistic Director of Frizzi & Lazzi The Olde Time Italian-American Music & Theatre Company, which revives the turn-of-Italian immigrant entertainments. She has a Ph.D. from CUNY in Theatre. She also produced the documentaries, "Teatro," "Festa" and "Circo Rois." Her numerous articles and interviews have been published in many magazines as well as scholarly journals. Dr. Aleandri was the creator, host and producer of Italics, a nationally syndicated cable TV program. She currently stars in the title role of Paisan Films' production, Sister Italy. She starred in Italian journalist Etta Cascini's new play SHHHHH! at the Miranda Theatre in New York City and received the ETTA Award for her work in the theatre. She adapted the play into a musical, HUSHHH, in which she also stars. She created the starring film roles of the famous 19th century Italian actress, Eleonora Duse, in Penguins and Peacocks and Sister Italy. She has appeared in over 50 feature films, in numerous theatre and television productions, among them Spike Lee's films Summer of Sam and Crooklyn, the Walnut Street Theatre production of Italian Funerals And Other Festive Occasions, in Philadelphia, and the 1999 Off-Broadway production of the play, Sweatshop, favorably reviewed in the NY Times.
Circuit Writer Information:
Category: N.Y.S.
Travel Range: Writer is willing to travel to New York City and in tri-state region (NY, NJ, CT) surrounding New York City.
Transportation: Public.
Dates Available: Writer is available any time.
Fees: Negotiable but absolute minimum fee is $100-$150 plus travel, lodging, and meals.
Contact Information: NY
Email: ealeandri@aol.com
Website (click here)
Author's Timeline:
1999 New York County
The Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City
(Pub: Arcadia Publishing, an imprint of Tempus Publishing, 2 Cumberland Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401. phone: 843-853-2070 fax: 843 853 0044; email: arcadia@charleston.net Book delivery can be discussed when contact is made. ISBN: 0-7385-0097-6 paper)
About which she was interviewed for the PBS production, The Italian Passion for Life. 
2002 New York County
Little Italy
(Pub: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN: 0-7385-1062-9.)
Separated from other immigrants because of their language, Italians who arrived in New York City in the 1880s often formed communities apart from their new neighbors. Collectively, they perceived themselves as a small Italian colony: La Colonia. In each of the five boroughs, Italians formed close-knit neighborhoods. Several of these neighborhoods dotted Manhattan - in East Harlem, the West Village, what is now SoHo, and the downtown area of the Lower East Side, straddling Canal Street. The Lower East Side neighborhood is still identified as Manhattan's Little Italy, and is the best-known Italian neighborhood in America. Little Italy is made up of stunning photographs culled from numerous private and public collections. The story begins with the first phase of immigrants to Lower Manhattan in the early 1800s, including political and religious refugees such as Lorenzo Da Ponte and Giuseppe Garibaldi. Then, in the 1870s, there was a surge in Italian immigration, and New York's first "Little Italy" emerged. The tumultuous history of the Five Points area, the "Bloody Ole Sixth Ward," and many faces and memories from the Italian newspapers L'Eco d'Italia and Il Progresso Italo-Americano are all included in this long-awaited pictorial history.  
2006 New York County
The Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City, Volume I, Book 1 (1746-1899)
(Pub: Edwin Mellen Press. ISBN: 13-978-0-7734-5692-1, 10-0-7734-5692-9.)
 
2010 New York County
The Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City, Volume I, Book 2 Colonial Times (1746-1807)
(Pub: Edwin Mellen Press ISBN: 13-978-0-7734-1510-2, 10-0-7734--1510-6)
 
2011 New York County
The Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City, Volume I, Book 3 The Early Da Ponte Era (1808-1828)
(Pub: Edwin Mellen Press ISBN: 13-978-0-7734-1554-6, 10-0-7734--1554-8)
 
2011 New York County
The Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City, Volume I, Book 4 The Era of Da Ponte (1829-1837)
(Pub: Edwin Mellen Press ISBN: 13-978-0-7734-1529-4, 10-0-7734--1529-7)
 
2011 New York County
The Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City, Volume I, Book 5 Early Opera and Vaudeville (1838-1844)
(Pub: Edwin Mellen Press ISBN: 13-978-0-7734-1588-1, 10-0-7734--1588-2)
 
2011 New York County
The Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City, Volume I, Book 6 Italian Opera Invasion and Early Vaudeville (1845-1849
(Pub: Edwin Mellen Press ISBN: 13-978-0-7734-3928-3, 10-0-7734--3928-5)
 
2012 New York County
La Piccola Italia
(Pub: Arcadia Publishing, an imprint of Tempus Publishing, 2 Cumberland Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401. Phone: 843-853-2070 Fax: 843-853-0044; Email: arcadia@charleston.net ISBN: 978-0-7385-9270-1)
Italian translation of Little Italy by the same author.  

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