Linguistic Consultant for Crozza – Cindy Columbus

Cindy_CrozzaCindy Columbus (BCSP 2012-13, Bryn Mawr College) helped famous Italian political satirist and comedian, Maurizio Crozza, prepare his imitation of Donald Trump in English for the episode of Crozza nel Paese delle Meraviglie that aired on March 11, 2016, on channel La7.

Cindy lived in Milan and taught high school English classes through the SITE program. Friends employed on set called her when Maurizio Crozza decided to interpret Donald Trump. They rehearsed together behind the scenes to perfect pronunciation and the skit’s grammar and punch lines. The photo to the left was taken minutes before the show went live.

Cindy commented on the experience: “I was very happy to have this unique opportunity. It was amazing to see the actors, artists and writers at work. They are extremely talented and friendly!”

Just four years ago Cindy was studying in Bologna. She had enrolled for the Fall semester, but fortunately decided to stay for the academic year. BCSP is proud to see an alumna seamlessly integrated into Italian society utilizing her bilingual skills to full extent!