A big thank you to the jury and the public for the exciting day on June 14 at Palazzo Reale.

The winners: were:

Best play in Italian:

“Zeus in Texas” by Sergio Casesi.

Special mentions:

“Gazali per l’emiro”by Ana Fernandez Valbuena

“The odds of the asterisk (*)” by Lisa Capaccioli.

“Gino, Monday rest” by Gianni Clementi.

Best play in English:

“Mark in Venice” by Mark Erson.


The winning play “Zeus in Texas” will be on stage,

in the form of “mise en espace”, at the Lecite/Visioni Festival at the Filodrammatici Theater of Milan on

October 28th, 2018 At 6 PM


The award ceremony evening was a great success with the public (more than 200 people) who celebrated the prize for playwrights dedicated to love.

The authors’ personalities impressed the audience with the presence of playwrights like the Lutheran pastor Mark Erson of New York, who has his church in Christhopher street, home of the Stonewall riots, and the musician and writer Sergio Casesi, and the fresh author of The odds of the asterisk (*) Lisa Capaccioli and Ana Fernandez Valbuena with her refined culture, and Gianni Clementi with his originality.

Ferdinando Bruni has enchanted the audience with the theatrical reading of passages from the winning play.

We were all happily impressed by the response of the public proving that the Carlo Annoni Prize has great potential.

The 2019 edition will be followed much more closely by the Municipality and by the patronizing theaters (Elfo Puccini, Filodrammatici, Teatro della Ringhiera, Outis Tramedautore) and there are already a lot of development ideas (openings to playwrights of repressive countries, prizes for young playwrights, and partnership with the Italian Theater Festival in New York).