Guest Speaker: Marsha De Salvatore (Feb. 17, 2015) 12:30PM Auriana Auditorium

711679_10151412310326210_1471165067_n Marsha is from Ohio. If you don’t where that is, don’t worry, you are not alone. To make things even more interesting, her parents are both from Calabria. This combination has led to her zaniness. She came to Italy in 2000 to find herself and somehow is still searching. In the meantime, while she has been paying off her fashion debt as an English teacher, she stumbled into acting. She has worked the stage in Italian and for the past 6 years she has been a part of Gaby Ford’s English Theater of Rome. She finally got it together and brought her crazy life experiences to the stage. As a wise friend once told her (Matthew Reynolds), if you want to perform it, then create it! Thus, Rome’s Comedy Club was born!

Rome’s Comedy Club is in its 5th season and keeps on growing. Since then, Marsha has gone to Second City in Chicago to improve her improv and writing skills. She performs with Rome’s Comedy Club but also for various university and corporate events in Rome. Additionally, she is actively involved in the world of medicine. Periodically she is organizing blood drives to help the never-ending issue of blood shortages in Rome. Drawing from the work of Patch Adams, she has been formally trained in comedy therapy and has volunteered in the cancer ward of Bambino Gesu of Rome with La Carovanna dei Sorrisi.

At the moment, she is celebrating her successful collaboration with Kissy Dugan (American comic/writer) on her recent sold-out one-woman show DM55 -Because You Can’t Get Blood From a Stone

Til’ then, she loves bringing Eternal Laughs to the Eternal City!

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