Francesca Garolla studied at the Faculty of Philosophy and graduated in directing at the Paolo Grassi Academy of Dramatic Arts in Milan.
A playwright, actress and author, Francesca Garolla is currently associate artist and co-artistic director at the Teatro i of Milan. At the same time, she is developing her writing, anchored in political reflection and characterized by a great attention to language. Her theatre draws from reality the poetic elements that question notions of individual and collective freedom and responsibilities.
Many of her plays have been translated into French with the help of the Maison Antoine Vitez and have been presented in France during staged readings.
Hosted three times in residence at La Chartreuse, two of her texts were selected for the Rencontres d'été during the Avignon Festival. Her latest project, Tu es libre, was a finalist in the Premio Riccione (2017), the highest distinction for Italian theatre, and selected by the reading office of the Comédie Française (2018). It is also translated into English and published by Cue Press in Italian and French. It is currently one of the ten Italian authors selected by the European Fabulamundi Playwriting project.