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Giuseppe L. Bonifati
Born 1985. He is an actor, playwright, poet and theatre director. He works between Denmark and Italy. He attended the acting courses at the Civic School of Dramatic Art “Paolo Grassi”. He furthered his studies at the National Academy of Dramatic Arts “Silvio D’Amico” and at the International Theatre Workshops of Venice Biennale. He is artist/director in residence at Odin Teatret Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (Denmark). He participated in other residency programs in Europe and America.
He met during his artistic formation among others Rodrigo Garcia (as director assistant), Antonin Milenin, Abani Biswas, Maurizio Scaparro, Enzo Moscato, Marcello Magni, Vincenzo Pirrotta, Giuliano Scabia. He also followed studies on the method “Stanislavkj-Strasberg” with Beatrice Bracco, Michael Margotta, Francesca De Sapio from Actors Studio. As actor, he took part in plays directed by Eugenio Barba, Julia Varley, Motus, Renato Carpentieri, Remondi&Caporossi, Ruggero Cappuccio, Andrée Ruth Shammah, Roberto Cavosi, Emanuela Giordano, Giuseppe Maradei. He was awarded with the Crystal Microphone “Umberto Benedetto, 2006, RAI, New voices for radio (Jury: Giovanni Antonucci, Claudia Cannella, Gabriele Parenti, Nicola Cariglia). In 2011, he won the National Dramaturgy Award “Alessandro Fersen” and he has been chosen among the Young National Talents by Ministry of Youth – Italy. He has been granted in 2015 with DE.MO./MOVIN’UP, by MIBACT Italian Culture Ministry/GAI. He took part in 2013 as actor and pedagogue in the European project “Caravan – Artists on the road”, a Theatre International project by EU, Fondazione CRT, University of Turin. He took part to its continuation “Caravan Next” (2016-2019), a big scale European project led by Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium, with the participation of several partners from all over Europe. He is the artistic director of the performing arts group DOO – Divano Occidentale Orientale. He has conceived and directed all the works produced by the group, presented in Italy, Denmark, Costa Rica, Poland, Hungary, Bosnia, Venezuela, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Iran, Croatia, France, Brazil, Spain etc…  For the poetry, he published Ritratto all’Ombra (2004) and 21:31 (mi sento morire), 2014 by Lietocolle Publisher. The text of “Pepe El Bastardo Impaziente e Innamorato” appeared in the theatrical series Percorsi by Editoria&Spettacolo publishing house.
Among other movies, he took part in Ridley Scott’s movie ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD, alongside international stars as Kevin Spacey, Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams, Timothy Hutton. He has filmed recently in the new BBC Tv-series US, alongside Tom Hollander and Sofie Gråbøl. (Showreel / IMDB)

 

 

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Linda Sugataghy
She has a master degree of French linguistics and literature from Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest. Born in Hungary, she is now based in Denmark. She is artist/director in residence at Odin Teatret Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (Denmark). She joined DOO in 2013 and participated from the beginning in the project THE JUDGEMENT. From 2015, she is assisting the project “Above the Skin”, an urban action and workshop project touring in several countries, among others in France, Italy, Spain Hungary, Brazil. From 2016, she takes part in the multidisciplinary artistic movement Kunstpartiet in Denmark, in cooperation with Nordisk Teater Laboratorium (Odin teatret). She participated in “Caravan Next” (2016-2019), a big scale European project led by Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium, with the participation of several partners from all over Europe.  She was the responsible of documentation and design for Art On Call in 2019, and she created for this project the doc-film “Kunst på Opkald”. She is in charge of the photo/video production, international communication and design for DOO.

 

 


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Alberto M. Guinaldo
He was born and raised in Spain. Leaving there at 24, he trained as an actor at « CRL » in Liège (Belgium). A quick move to Brussels followed with a starring role as Treplev in theater production« The seagull » by Eimuntas Nekrosius in 2000. Since then he has been busy working with renowned Belgian directors such as Mathias Simons, Nathalie Mauger and Jean-François Noville. In 2006 he performed in « Le pont de pierres». This show was awarded as BEST NEWCOMER PLAY, and he got a BEST ACTOR AWARD in the Huy Theater Festival. His interest in theatrical research brought him to work in many different countries: France, England, Singapore, Italy, Canada, Denmark or Spain. Alberto’s main focus as a performer is exploring all possibilities of the actor’s physicality and body energy. He has performed in two plays by Eugenio Barba: « The marriage of Medea » (2008), and « Ur-Hamlet » (2009) and in ”Tomorrow” by Julia Varley. Later he joined  renowned Russian director Vladimir Ananiev in France for his adaptation of« The shadow » (Evgueni Schwartz) in 2011. For DOO, he has performed in the following projects: “Maiden in Costa Rica”, “The Judgement”, “Qui-es-tu? Tu me tues”, “Mayor in Residence” “Kommandopost”, “Art as Defence” directed by Giuseppe L. Bonifati. He is currently touring in Africa and Europe with the play “Sank” directed by renowned African playwright and producer Aristide Tarnagda.