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Andrea Puglisi, a young talent on the rise


Andrea Puglisi, a young talent on the rise

Born in 1990, he is a Catanian-born actor and dramatic author. He studied and graduated in 2013 from Fondamenta – The Actor’s School based in Rome.

He earned his acting degree by playing the title role of Rodion Raskolnikov in the stage adaptation of Crime and Punishment directed by Francesco Giuffrè.

The first time I set foot on a stage was in 1994, at the age of four. I have always loved the stage: characters come to life, magically illuminated by spotlights on their actors’ bodies. For this reason, at the age of 19 I left my beloved Catania, my loved ones, my mother and father and left for Rome to study acting. I graduated after three years with the play Crime and Punishment directed by Francesco Giuffrè where I played the role of Rodion Raskolnikov, the protagonist.

I left for a long tour that touched the Cyclades islands and the ancient theater in Epidaurus, Greece.

In 2018 I wrote my first play. The War of Paulinuzzu Millarti , published by Algra Editore and represented in many parts of Italy. The work was created from an interview conducted with Mr. Paolo Montalto and the memoirs collected by his son Francesco.

My last story, The Christmas Book won first place in the Hercules Patti National Award. The writing is based on an incident that happened to my paternal grandfather, Natale Puglisi, during the fighting in Yugoslavia in World War II.

Theater remains my greatest passion, but for the past few years, television and quality film have also become very interesting to me.”

Andrea Puglisi has faced training and working paths with prominent names in the theatrical scene including Eugenio Barba, Odin Teatret, Carlo Giuffrè, Giancarlo Sammartano, Giorgia Trasselli, Francesco Giuffrè, Renato Giuliani and Antonio Salines.

He specializes in dubbing with: Angelo Maggi and Massimo Corvo.

In recent years, he has been a leading participant in the performances of the Le Dionisiache festival at the ancient theater of Segesta.

She has been a teacher of stage movement and acting since 2013.

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He has collaborated for years as a teacher with Fondamenta and the Ortzai Acting Academy in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, and is the head of a European cultural exchange project between acting academies.

Since 2015 he has been specializing with Giancarlo Sammartano in using, theorizing, staging and teaching the mask of the New Greek Comedy and has been taking his workshop to Italy and Europe.

Plays in: Italy, France, Greece, Romania, Spain.

Starring in a variety of commercials such as Metro, ActionAid, Total Erg and IP, he has been the official voice of Salini Impregilo and other major brands on the national scene. In 2019 he won the Best Leading Actor Award and the Audience Award at the Romano InCorto festival for the play Cola.

His latest play The War of Paulinuzzu Millarti won the Tunis More South Award for dramaturgy, interpretation and direction.

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