Paolo Panizza – Director, Performer, Actor.

He trained as an actor at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City and at the Centro Teatro Attivo in Milan. He also trained as a performer in the CPPM program (Contemporary Physical Performance Making) in Tallinn, where he had the opportunity to study through a devised based journey, with various international artists, including: Kasper Vandenberghe (Troubleyn Jan Fabre, Belgium), Maria Dafneros (Troubleyn Jan Fabre, Belgium), Ryen Perkins-Gangnes (Gecko, UK), Eddie Martinez (Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Germany), Will Bond (SITI Company, USA), Marilena Dara (Jasmin Vardimon Company, United Kingdom), Imanuel Schipper (Rimini Protokoll & William Forsythe, Germany), Tadashi Endo (Butoh-Ma, Germany), Sasha Pepelyayev (Kinetic Theater Project, Russia), Ana Sanchez-Colberg (Theater EnCorps, Greece), Giacomo Veronesi (Fuoco alla Paglia, Italy), Guillaume Pigé (Theater Re, UK), Stacy Makishi (Artsadmin, United Kingdom), Peader Kirk (United Kingdom), Simona Gonella (Italy), Agnieszka Mendel (Poland), Janek Zórawski (Gardzienice, Polania) and many others. In the theater he acted in productions such as: Terror and misery of the third reich and Wesker’s kitchen, at the Franco Parenti theater directed by Fabio Cherstich. He was part of the video installation “Love letters to Ana” by Ana Sanchez-Colberg included in the exhibition Coantivirus curated by NY20 + Nongyuan Culture in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. In the cinema he starred in the film directed by Edoardo Leo “What do you want it to be”, a Warner Bros production. He worked as assistant director of Lara Franceschetti, Fabio Cherstich, Mattia Giorgetti, Mariano Furlani and also in the opera for James Conway (English Touring Opera). He then signs as Director shows such as: “Wahrheit Macht Frei”, “Ajax: how to stage a suicide (?)”, “YourSpace ” (24h performance),“ Someone has to die ”and“ Pour Toi ”. In 2020 participate as performer in “Where do we go from here?” (Performance of 99h non stop) in Tallinn, directed by Peader Kirk and Simona Gonella.

In 2021 he is a finalist (co-directed with Agnes Oberauer) at an international open call for site-specific performance under40 at the Venice Biennale 2021.

In 2022 he is finalist at Venice Biennale for Directors under35 with the play “Ratti – Talent show per un’apocalisse con finale aspettacolare“.
In July 2022 he premiered the first study of DEADLINE in Hamburg, Germany.

Photo by Marshall Stay