Nerina Cocchi

inoutput’s cofounder and co-artistic director, Nerina Cocchi is an international theatre artist and translator, whose work often uses physical presence, site-specificity and poetry as tools to explore a cross-cultural practice and active citizenship.

An alumna of Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA (Swaziland), Middlebury College (United States) and l'Université de Paris 8 (France), Nerina currently lives in Brussels, where she has co-led CODE workshop at the Centre Culturel Le Senghor and co-directed “SHOCK! 1914” at the Royal Library of Belgium for the Museum Night Fever 2015.

As a theatre director, she has staged a monologue on violence against women “Ni una más” (Spoleto, Trieste and Verona, Italy), a participatory performance “POST•M” (Paris and Saint-Denis, France and Middlebury, USA), a five-actor adaptation of Alessandro Baricco's “Novecento”, “Manifesto for Another World” by Ariel Dorfman (Middlebury, USA), and “4.48 Psychosis” by Sarah Kane (Waterford, Swaziland).

Nerina also specializes in translation and interpretation in theatre and the arts (English-French-Italian). Among many others, she has worked for Italian company Motus since 2012, and she has translated “Wider Than the Sky” by Jessica Litwak into French and “Lampedusa Beach” and "Lampedusa Snow" by Lina Prosa into English (in collaboration with Allison Grimaldi Donahue). She has served as an interpreter for theatre artists, including Claudia Castellucci and Melanie Joseph, mask-maker Donato Sartori, and photographers Roberto Masotti and Silvia Lelli.

In addition, Nerina works as director's assistant to American theatre artist Karin Coonrod for Compagnia de' Colombari's projects in Italy, “Orfeo in Orvieto” and “The Merchant in Venice”.