The Heroine’s Journey of Mary Ferrara

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I’m a teacher, a playwright, journalist and director. This is Love. What else?

What is my idea of perfect happiness? I do not believe in perfect happiness. But I believe in the pursuit of happiness.

What is my greatest fear? Do not love as I would like

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Sensitivity. It can hurt.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? Firstly, my business partner Antonio Nobili. Secondly, all the people who try to live with humanity

What is my greatest extravagance? Well, have not had one till now

On what occasion would I lie? I can lie for love even if I do not like doing it

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Meet some person who believes creativity instead of mental disturbances

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? Every time I’m at the theater I’m happy

If I could, what would I change about myself? Sometimes I would like to be less empathetic

What is my greatest achievement in work? To make projects with people I believe in

Where would I most like to live? I would like to live for a while in New York and Los Angeles

What is my most treasured possession? I’m generous and kind.

What is my most marked characteristic? I am a determined and passionate woman. I believe in dreams that come true.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? I was born and I live in Rome. Every single street, every monument is an inspiration

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

The place where I love eating in Rome is ‘I Vitelloni’ near Piazza San Giovanni

What books influenced my life and how? Every book gave me something

Who are my favorite writers? Many authors have influenced my passions: Shakespeare, Arthur Miller, Anais Nin, Emily Bronte, William Blake, Virginia Woolf, Chuck Palahniuk

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Bon Jovi and Dead Can Dance

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? I love Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah in ‘Point Break’ or Kevin Kostner as John Dumbar in ‘Dances with Wolves’

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Who lives with courage

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? Der Himmel über Berlin directed by Wim Wenders

What role plays art in my life and work? Important role in my life. And in my work

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My business partner Antonio Nobili

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? In my dreams with Al Pacino

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? People similar to my art

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on?

I’m writing tand I will direct two shows, on Amy Winehouse and Caligola

Where can you see me or my work in 2018? The show on Amy will be staged in Rome in January 2019. I will be on stage as actress in Mariana Pineda directed by Antonio Nobili and Lo scopone scientifico directed by Alessio Chiodini

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Live with passion or do not live at all

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? I hope Susan Sarandon. She was arrested during Trump protest. She is my heroine now

How can you contact me?

You can follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FerraraMaryRome) Twitter (https://twitter.com/MaryDFerrara) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/maryferrarapubblico/)

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