Teachers 2018

benedetti-michelangeli-18 Valeria Benedetti Michelangeli
Actress; she is charter member of the “Cometa” theatre school where she teaches Voice and Acting. She teaches also Voice at "Actingcreazionericerca" and at the "Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia" in Rome.
bersani-18 Chiara Bersani
Active in the fields of visual and performative arts, her training mainly takes place in the field of theatrical research with contaminations from contemporary dance and Performing Art. She has collaborated with Lenz Rifrazioni (IT), Alessandro Sciarroni / Corpoceleste_C.C.00 ( IT), La Tristura (E), Rodrigo Garcia (E), Jérôme Bel (FR), Babilonia Teatri (IT). Chiara started in 2016 a co-creation project with the choreographer Marco D'Agostin which has been supported by K3 | Kampnaghel (Hamburg) and European BeSpeectACTive! She received the 2011 Perspective Dance Award and the inclusion within NID Paltform 2014. With a medium-severe form of Osteogenesis Imperfetta she gets interested in the political significance of the bodies and starts in 2013 a research project that leads to: Tell Me More , Miracle Blade and Goodnight Peeping Tom. She is among the scholarship holders of the Higher Education School in Screenplay for Cinema FARE CINEMA directed by the director Marco Bellocchio.
biagiotti-18 Luca Biagiotti

Phd and post Phd in English Theatre and Shakespeare studies; he collaborates to the educational projects of the Teatro di Pisa since 1993.

cima-18 Annalisa Cima
Annalisa Cima is actress, movement director and trainer. She graduated from the École Internazionale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris where she also attended LEM - Laboratoire d'Étude du Mouvement. She is part of the Borgobonó company for which she curated the scenic movement of the show "In Ogni Caso Nessun Rimorso" winner of numerous awards and selections Selezione Scenario 2013 e Selezione In-box 2017. She works as a drama teacher and movement teacher for the Teatro Verdi of Pisa and for the Goldoni Theater of Livorno.
cuscuna-18 Marta Cuscunà

Actress, playwright and feminist activist, she trained in Prima del Teatro - Scuola Europea per l’Arte dell’Attore, where she met some great masters of contemporary theater including Joan Baixas, José Sanchis Sinisterra, Christian Burgess. In 2011, thanks to a scholarship, she participated in ...Think only this of me... a deviced project for actors and musicians of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She is an actress in Merma Neverdies, a show with puppets by Joan Miró and Zoé, Inocencia Criminal, directed by Joan Baixas for the Compañía Teatre de la Claca in Barcelona. Since 2009 she has been touring with the theatrical trilogy on the female Resistances of which she is the author and interpreter. In it she deals with gender issues, combining contemporary dramaturgy with visual theater techniques.

di-luca-18 Gabriele Di Luca

Gabriele Di Luca is playwright, actor, director and teacher in National Academies and private schools. He graduated at the Accademia d’Arte Drammatica “Nico Pepe”of Udine. In the same year he founded the company Carrozzeria Orfeo with Massimiliano Setti and Luisa Supino. In the company he is the author of all the texts, director and interpreter. Together with Carrozzeria Orfeo he received various prizes including: special mention at the Premio Tuttoteatro.com "Dante Cappelletti"; special mention at the Premio Nuove Sensibilità del Festival Teatro Italia 2008; best show of the Rassegna Autogestito al Teatro Quirino di Roma 2012; the National Critics Award 2012; the best show of the year of the Last Seen 2013 of KLP; Premio Hystrio-Castel dei mondi 2015; Hystrio Twister 2016 Award; SIAE Award for Creativity 2013 as best theatrical author. The Cous Cous Klan show (2017) has been co-produced by the Teatro dell'Elfo, Teatro Eliseo, Marche Teatro in collaboration with Fondazione Teatro della Toscana, La Corte Ospitale - artistic residences. In October 2017 he directed his first movie (of which he also wrote the screenplay), produced by Casanova Multimedia.

farina-18 Franco Farina
Playwriter and director, he has been collaborating as teacher to the educational projects of the Teatro di Pisa since 1993.
guerri-18 Federico Guerri
Federico Guerri, playwright, theater operator, improviser, storytelling expert, dungeon master, writer. His latest novel - "24:00:00" - was nominated for the Premio Strega and he has the tendency to boast about it into his curriculum. He has been collaborating for over 15 years with the formation of the Teatro Verdi in Pisa.
handy-18 Scott Handy

As an actor he has worked extensively in classical theatre including three years with Declan Donnellan at Cheek by Jowl and five seasons at the RSC. He spent a year working with Peter Brook at the International Centre for theatre research in Paris on Hamlet (playing Horatio), and later with The Wooster Group on Troilus and Cressida (playing Ulysses and Helen of Troy). He has worked extensively with the director Rupert Goold, and last collaborated with him as Antonio in The Merchant of Venice (opposite Patrick Steward as Shylock) and as Clarence in Richard III (with Ralf Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave). His film credits include work with Richard Attenborough, Soren Karl Jacobson, Tim Burton, Peter Greenaway and Woody Allen. He has given workshops internationally on Shakespeare and has been a visiting director at Central school for speech and drama from 2001-2006, and from 2007 at the London Academy of Music and Drama. He is currently Director of Drama at Eton college.

legarda-18 Nuria Legarda

Nuria Legarda is an interdisciplinary theatre maker, choreographer and teacher in performing arts. "She is considered one of the most restless and, consequently, one of the most unclassifiable artists in the Catalan artistic panorama”. Toni Puntí, journalist. Her diverse spectrum of work includes the choreography of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon & Simon Stephens, directed by Julio Manrique Theater Lliure in Barcelona. Orchard, co-create and performed with Elinor Lewis winner of Resolution 2018, and Choredrome 2018 at The Place or Who Deserves Greatness created and directed at Rose Bruford European Theatre Arts School of Drama in London. Graduated from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, Music graduate of the University of La Rioja, currently studying MA Performance Making at Goldsmiths University of London. Nuria has been since 2003 head of the Movement and Dance Department at Nova Eolia Drama School and professor at Institut del Teatre de Barcelona. 

pasqualini-18 Mauro Pasqualini
Mauro Pasqualini is actor, director and actor-coach. He graduated from LAMDA - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, at the National Academy of Dramatic Arts "Silvio d'Amico" and attended the first year of the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris which he suspended to work with Emma Dante. He specialized in stage combat at the British Academy of Dramatic Combat. Together with Adele Pardi, Andrea Sorrentino, Annalisa Cima and Elisa Proietti he founded the Borgobonó company with which he has received various prizes including Giovani Realtà del Teatro 2013, Giovani Direzioni 2014, Selezione Visionari 2017, Selezione InBox 2017. He is also teacher at the Fondazione Teatro Goldoni in Livorno.
shmaevich-18 Maria Shmaevich

Biomechanics and stage movement teacher at the Scenic Movement Department of GITIS in Moscow, in 2010 she founded in Italy, with Nikolaj Karpov, the Cantiere Obraz company, where she is currently running the Permanent Workshop of Theatrical Biomechanics as a director. In 2002 she joined Nikolaj Karpov in his teaching throughout Europe, contributing to the definition and dissemination of Karpov Method and becoming the undisputed heir. Maria teaches acting at the Accademia dei Filodrammatici of Milan and teaches the Karpov Method at University of Rome for the BA in DAMS.

shrimpton-18 Eliot Shrimpton

Eliot Shrimpton is a director and teacher in the performing arts. He is a senior member of staff in the Drama Department at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London where he has trained some of theatre, television and film’s most successful actors. Eliot has taught workshops and classes in leading schools and arts institutions all over the world including: Theatrelab, New York; São Paulo Drama School, Brazil; Neojiba conservatoire, Salvador, Brazil; National Autonomous University, Mexico; Central Academy of Drama, Beijing; Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London; École des Sables, Senegal; National Theatre, London; University of the Arts, London.

tashkiran-18 Ayse Tashkiran

Ayse is a movement director and teacher. Originally trained in Paris with Lecoq, she now divides her time between teaching movement directors and teachers on the MA MFA Movement: Directing and Teaching at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London and movement directing in theatre settings. Current movement direction includes: The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster, directed by Maria Aberg in the Swan Theatre, and Romeo and Juliet directed by Erica Whyman, in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, both for the Royal Shakespeare Company; a dance theatre work for young audiences, Tidy Up for Peut Être Theatre National Tour. In 2017, she became an Associate Artist at the RSC. Publications on movement include: The Actor and His Body by Litz Pisk, with new introduction by Ayse Tashkiran (2017 Bloomsbury, Methuen) and ‘British Movement Directors’ in The Routledge Companion to Jacques Lecoq ( 2016 Routledge).

villano-18 Francesco Villano

Actor, performer, director. He graduated from the National Academy of Dramatic Arts "Silvio d'Amico"  in Rome and attended the École des Maîtres led by Denis Marleau and Jan Fabre. In theater he works with: Antonio Latella, Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, Giuliana Musso, Fabrizio Arcuri, Lisa Ferlazzo Natoli, Emma Dante, Veronica Cruciani, Davide Iodice, Carmelo Rifici, Serena Sinigaglia, Claudio Autelli, Pierpaolo Sepe and Luciano Colavero. He takes part in social theater projects with the association Ygramul of Rome, and in multimedia performances with the Bauhaus of Dessau. As a performer he collaborates with the theater-dance company Immobile Paziente in Rome. As a trainer he teaches in various theater schools, in Italy and abroad and he is also teacher of theaer history at the Sapienza University of Rome. Winner of the Dante Cappelletti prize, in 2010 he founded the company InBalìa with Michelangelo Dalisi and Marco Cacciola.