LORENZO MONTANINI is an Italian actor, creator and director. He studied with many artists in Italy and abroad such as M. Tarasco, B. Meyers, The Living Theatre, Milon Mela, E. Vargas, Teatro de Los Sentidos, A. Bogart and the SITI Company. When he moved to the United States he studied cinema at New York Film Academy and he was the first Italian to be selected by SITI Company to train with them at Columbia University and Skidmore College.
He teaches and practices VIEWPOINTS training and the Suzuki Method of Actor Training and he has been directing an experimental bilingual laboratory of contemporary Chinese theatre for the University L’Orientale of Naples for more than 12 years, staging every year a new show never published nor staged in Italy before.
He has directed shows in many festivals in Europe and in America such as Festival Iberoamericano de teatro de Bogota’, XXXVI Festival Internacional de teatro de Manizales, X Fiesta de las Artes Escenicas de Medellin, Festival Iberoamericano de Cadiz, Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, Longlake Festival Lugano, Festival Internazionale di Montalcino, Roma Fringe Festival, Festival Tramedautore OUTIS Milano. His shows were presented also in many theatres such as Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo (Bogotà), Casa Ensamble (Bogotà), The Red Room Theatre (New York), Piccolo Teatro Grassi (Milano), Teatro Stabile d'Innovazione Galleria Toledo (Napoli), Teatro Furio Camillo (Roma), Teatro Studio Uno (Roma), SalaUno Teatro (Roma). As an actor he performed in Italy and abroad with companies such as Palissimo Dance Theatre Company, Teatro de los Sentidos and his projects have been awarded grants and residences in Europe and in America.
He has also worked as a performer and as a director with the European Commission (preparing the Resonances Festival 2017) and with the United Nations in New York (2008) participating in projects aimed to build a dialogue between art, science and politics.