Nalini Vidoolah Mootoosamy


Nalini Vidoolah Mootoosamy is an Italian playwright and writer of Mauritian origin. She got a PhD in French Studies at the University of Milan, where she taught French Literature and Culture for ten years. In the theatrical field, she trained and specialized in dramaturgical writing, attending workshops and internships with V. Trevisan, G. Vacis, R. Gabrielli and C.M. Alsina. In 2018, together with the director Alberto Cavalleri, she founded the Ananke Arts Association, which organizes theatrical training projects and performing events on contemporary themes. For two years she has been involved in the project “Teatro Utile” of the Accademia dei Filodrammatici in Milan, working in La danza del Kabootar (2019) on the themes of migration and social inclusion. In 2020 she wrote Il sorriso della scimmia, which has been selected and translated by PAV & Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe for the project Fabulamundi Playground.