An Italian immigrant who arrived in Canada in 1958, Marco Micone writes bold plays that explore ethnic identity and define immigrant life in Canada. His first play, Voiceless People, portrays the exploitation of first-generation Italian immigrants, while Addolorata focuses more deeply on the role of authority in father/daughter and husband/wife relationships in the second generation. Through the theatrical device of a Brechtian narrator, the audience sees the expectations for material gain that are held so firmly within the Italian community tragically upset by low pay for hard labor. The presentation of Micone's work in English offers important lessons about a struggling community of immigrants.
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ACTOR Addolo ADDOLORATA AND LOLITA afraid ANNA Annunziata ANTONIO Yes anymore balloons boss CEGEP Chiuso Christ church Collina cousin culture Daphne Marlatt daughter door emigrate English school ethnic everything factory father feel four languages French friends Gens du Silence GINO going Guantanamera Guernica Editions heard husband immigrants Italian Italo-quebecois Italy Jean-Talon JOHNNY Christ JOHNNY Fuck kids laugh leave Leonard Leonard Forster Lighting live LOLITA AND ADDOLORATA look Marco Micone Mario married Micone's plays Montreal mother NANCY never Organ music Padre Pio Papa parents Pause poolroom Porcocane priests Quebec Quebecois RICKY ROCCO SCENE sewing machine sing sirtaki Spanish speak stay stop suitcase talk tell there's thing thirteenth floor tion tomato sauce Trans-Am trophy understand villaggio Voiceless wearing wedding What's wife woman women writing Yiddish