The second half of A Better World Radio is with Italian-born writer, director & playwright Franco Moschetti who recently staged his latest theater piece off-off Broadway, When Yellow Were the Stars on Earth, a WWII drama in which two heroic women, a female Jewish Resistance fighter and a German cabaret singer, transcend their positions as enemies by sacrificing their lives for one another. The play debuted in Manhattan Repertory Theater’s 2011 summer theater festival to a run of sold out performances and is currently being considered for a larger stage.
Franco is a veteran at organizing theatrical events in Europe and the U.S. In Ghent, Belgium, and New York City, from 2001 to 2005, Franco organized live performances featuring a long list of entertainers from various artistic backgrounds. Franco is currently developing the screenplay of When Yellow Were the Stars on Earth and has also co-written a script for a feature-length film We Were One to Begin, which he will co-direct and start shooting this coming fall. He is currently busy co-writing a book of short stories about Jewish Americans in modern-day New York.
Interview with Mitchell Jay Rabin on A Better World Radio