Girish Mahajan

Schooling Giacomo

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Schooling Giacomo is a play by award-winning American playwright Rich Knipe. Knipe is the founder of The New York Dramadies Company and the Artistic Director of The Aery Theatre Company. Schooling Giacomo is about a boy named Giacomo, or Jake, growing up in the Bronx in the 1970s. The play switches between Jake at 14 years old and Jake in the present day. Present day Jake learns that it was the schooling he got not from his teachers, but from his family that teaches him how to deal with a medical crisis concerning his 16-year-old daughter.

After a sold-out run in Garrison, New York, in February/March 2008, Schooling Giacomo moved to an off-Broadway run at the American Theater of Actors in March/April 2009. It received positive reviews from and Associated Press, the latter describing it as a "wonderfully realized memory play that reminds us how family imprints itself on our lives."

The original cast included Jordan Adelson, Dominique Alvarado, Rick Apicella, Alanna Linayre, Andrew Lionetti, Kevin Nagle, Robin Peck, George Petkanas, Hugh Scully, and Kevin Trotta.


  • Giacomo (aged 14)
  • Jake (present day)
  • Irene
  • Abbey
  • Dominic
  • Charlie
  • Joe
  • Pete Murphy
  • Vukey Fanuchi
  • References

    Schooling Giacomo Wikipedia

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