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BellaLuna is a Vancouver-based theatre company that creates physical, comic, socially poignant theatre. Drawing inspiration from current and historical events and with a performance style informed by the traditional masked Italian theatre of Commedia Dell' Arte, our mandate is to produce entertaining work that transcends language barriers and challenges the audience to engage in the performance.


Current Live Offering:

JUNE 5th, 2013  at 7pm - FREE at Vancouver's Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street.

(part of Italian Heritage Month at the ICC)
BellaLuna brings to the community a staged reading of Pirandello’s

Right You Are! (If you Think You Are!)

Italian Title:  Cosi e, se vi pare!

About Luigi Pirandello:
One of the greatest playwrights of all times is the Italian writer Luigi Pirandello (1837 – 1936). His greatest achievement was the surrealist tragedy Six Characters in Search of an Author which took Europe and America by storm, but it was his first play Cosi e, se vi pare! (Right You Are! (If you Think You Are!)) in 1921 that gave him international recognition as a playwright and in 1934 he was awarded the Nobel Prize.
Pirandello had a gift of mixing up illusion and reality onstage so that characters and audiences alike could ponder the deeper questions of existence and justice.

Recent Production:


-High Res Promo Photo
-Media Kit
-Media Clippings
-Audience Feedback


(available for touring)

Current Workshop:

TWO DAY Mask and Commedia Dell'Arte Intensive with BellaLuna's Susan Bertoia.

JUNE 11 & 13, 2013 from 10am to 2pm at Vancouver's Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street.

Workshop fee: $150
(Discount available to CAEA and ICC members) Class size is limited.
No previous experience necessary. Participants must be at least 16 years of age.

For more information, please contact Susan Bertoia, Artistic Director at

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Famous Commedia Proverb: "A Company That Eats Together, Stays Together"