"It creates strong ties, good friendships, and sometimes can even lead to love." So says Carlo Maria Ferrero, a LUISS student in his fifth year of Law (Business Law and Economics) for several years in the cast of the theater workshop, which is one of the University’s cultural activities.
What Carlo appreciated most about this experience, which ended this year with the comedy The Deceived, were "the moments spent with everyone preparing for the show: Thursday nights became something we looked forward to, where we could forget all of our stress and academic commitments. We could really feel the team spirit."
"I found out about the workshop thanks to an email from LUISS’s Cultural Activities and I immediately made the most of it, having already had a long relationship with the stage."
Carlo’s passion for the theater began in the sixth grade: "My school offered the option of taking a course as an extracurricular activity. I didn’t even consider it. It was my mother who made me do it: I still distinctly remember the argument I had with my mother when she told me I had to do it, I desperately protested, imagining myself a laughingstock on stage. She wouldn’t give up and I ran away crying…a reaction worthy of a terrible disaster!"
Then everything changed. Carlo discovered the magic of the theater and continued to dedicate himself to it, even at LUISS.
Between art workshops, concerts and film festivals, “I don’t know what else there would be for LUISS cultural activities to offer.” What is important, says Carlo "is that if someone feels something is missing, they begin promoting it: this way what is offered is always dynamic, current and welcome."
For this reason, as a LUISS student, Carlo started doing the Monday Movie at the Don Mazza College – Trasone Dormitory, to show one film a week during the academic year: "From there, it was natural to take part in the English film festival at LUISS."
All events that, Carlo says, enrich students culturally.
And if it is really necessary to add another activity to the already extensive range offered for LUISS students, Carlo already has an idea: "You could organize outings with a guide to discover Rome, it would be much appreciated, especially by out-of-town students in their first year of university."