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Giacomo Pedini

Adjunct Professor

Department of the Arts

Curriculum vitae

He was born in Assisi in 1983, student at Almo Collegio Borromeo in 2008 he graduated in Italian Literature at the University of Pavia and, in the same year, he graduated at the Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori. Still at the University of Pavia, under the guidance of Prof. Renzo Cremante he has achieved the PhD, discussing in 2012 a thesis on the scenic and literary reception in Italy of Attic tragedy in the nineteenth and twentieth century.

By taking into consideration some cases in the modern and contemporary ages, he is author of essays on the topic of the relations between the language of theatre and the one of literature, at the same time with some openings on the front of the relationship between theatre and teaching as well as between theatre and politics. In this regard, they can be remembered: Appunti sul “regista-professore”: Squarzina in Università (2014), Note intorno alla poesia per attore: versi a Gustavo Modena (2012), Fantesche, dame e regine. Due esempi di fenomenologia del femminile «en travesti»: Leone de’ Sommi e Flaminio Ariosti (2011).

Since July 2014, he is a member of the editorial board of the online international journal «Studi giraldiani. Letteratura e teatro», directed by Irene Romera Pintor and Susan Villari, published by the Dipartimento di Civiltà Antiche e Moderne of University of Messina.

He has constantly supported the analyses on history of theatre with practice on the stage. From 2007 to 2019 he collaborated, as an assistant director first and then as second director and Dramaturg, with Prof. Claudio Longhi. So he worked for some of the major Italian theatres, including Teatro Stabile di Torino, Teatro di Roma, Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico, Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione and Teatro della Toscana. Among the shows he took part as assistant: La folle giornata o Il matrimonio di Figaro (2007), La resistibile ascesa di Arturo Ui (2011, ANCT Award as best show of the year), Prometeo (2012), La classe operaia va in paradiso (2018).

Since 2012, in addition to assistance, he has also undertaken the artistic and dramatic coordination of theatrical projects and of theatre education (both for pro and for general audience). Among the theatrical projects we can mention: Il ratto d'Europa. Per un'archeologia dei saperi comunitari (2012-2014, ERT Fondazione and Teatro di Roma, Special Ubu Award 2013), Beni Comuni. Un teatro partecipato per una cultura condivisa (MIBACT-Comune di Carpi, in collaboration with ERT Fondazione and ATER) and Carissimi Padri... Almanacchi della “Grande Pace” (1900-1915) (2015-2016, ERT Fondazione and Fondazione Teatro della Toscana). In terms of training for pro he was educational coordinator of advanced course Raccontare il territorio. Per un'idea di teatro condiviso (2013-2014, CUBEC-Accademia di Belcanto di Mirella Freni, ERT Fondazione and Regia Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna). He collaborated with the Scuola di teatro “Iolanda Gazzerro” of ERT Fondazione, teaching a course named Costruzione delle relazioni con il pubblico for the Allievo attore class and helping to develop the first class of Dramaturg Internazionale.
He also worked as Dramaturg for Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione from 2017 to 2019. During this period he directed the series Linea and Linea Extra, edited by ERT and Luca Sossella editore, publishing 14 original international plays and 3 anthology of first Italian translations of new plays. He teached at University of Bologna the courses in Dramaturgy of the Theatre Space (1) (LM) from 2016 to 2018. Now he teaches and Theory of Direction (LM) and History of Direction.