Meet the Actors: Andrea Brugnera as Gobbo / Shylock #4
Andrea Brugnera is an Italian actor, author, teacher and storyteller. He first approached theatre by attending the Scuola del Teatro a “l’Avogaria” directed by Giovanni Poli, in Venice. Afterwards, he collaborated with several theatre companies, directors and cultural associations, in Italy, Europe and overseas. Andrea, who lives in the charming town of Orvieto in Umbria, was artistic director for the Teatro Boni of the nearby town of Acquapendente for several years. With Natsuko Tomi he founded Associazione Culturale Kamina, researching and performing inter-cultural projects connected to the forms of the tradition (commedia dell’arte, sacra rappresentazione) and social memory (story-telling, historical documents of the twentieth century ). As a professional actor, he works in a wide variety of styles, but his specialty is in those derived from the traditions of commedia dell’arte, which he studied with Giovanni Poli in Venice. He also been several times to the USA for workshops and lectures.