Andrea Paolucci

Andrea Paolucci

Director and playwright
Teacher theater workshops for teenagers and beginners
Artistic Director Company Teatro dell'Argine
General Manager
 
Born 1969, Bolognese, married.
In 1994, he is the founder, along with other twenty young artists, of the Company Teatro dell’Argine, of which he is art director together with Nicola Bonazzi and Micaela Casalboni.
From 1994 up to today, he has directed more than 20 shows, among which Il caso Di Bella (2000), Gli equilibristi (2005), I cavalli alla finestra (2010), Il circo capovolto (2013), Le Parole e la Città (2014), Bassa Continua/Percorso Manicomio (2015), L’Escale 32 (2015 - Italian-Tunisian co-production, opening the International Festival “Les Journées Théatrales de Carthage”), and Futuri Maestri (2017).
He teaches acting and directing to both beginners and professionals, and has written a dozen of theatre scripts, among which L’attentato, published by Clueb in 2004 (along with Luigi Gozzi, Pietro Floridia and Nicola Bonazzi).
Since 2000 he is general director of ITC Teatro di San Lazzaro, a 220-seats venue near Bologna. The theatre has over 30,000 spectators a year, in more than 250 opening days, more than 7,000 theatre students, and a huge network of more than 200 institutional and private partners in the most diverse projects.  It has become a point of reference on the national and international level, not only concerning the artistic production, but also the creation and implementation of special projects on/in intercultural, social, and educational issues/contexts.
In 2014, he is elected in the Direction Board of Legacoop Bologna and in 2016 in the Board of ATER, Associazione Teatrale Emilia Romagna.
Since 2006, he is member of the Jury of “Scenario” and “Ustica per il teatro” Awards.
In 2006 he wins, together with the Company, the “Hystrio” Award of the National Association of Theatre Critics.
Since 2008, he is member of the Jury of “Scenario Infanzia” and “Hystrio alla vocazione” Awards.
In 2011, he wins, together with the Company, the Ubu Special Award for the “Trilogia dell’individuo sociale” by Mario Perrotta.
In 2012, he wins, together with the Company, the “Camillo Grandi” Award for the intercultural theatre activities involving asylum seekers and political refugees.
In 2015, he wins, together with the Company, the “National Association of Theatre Critics” Award for Project Ligabue.

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