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“Traditional Skits from Mistero Buffo and Commedia dell’arte” with Mario Pirovano, Marco Luly and Roger Jenkins



“Traditional Skits from Mistero Buffo and Commedia dell’arte”  with Mario Pirovano, Marco Luly and Roger Jenkins

The three actors will present a series of skits and lazzi (some taken from traditional scenarios, some from Goldoni and Shakespeare comedies, some improvised with the audience), as well as the most important stock characters of Commedia dell’ Arte.

Performed in English and “Grammelot”

Presented by
Italian Cultural Institute

In collaboration with
Republic Polytechnic

Marco Luly is an Italian theatre specialist, particularly in the production of Commedia dell’Arte, Medieval theatre and of plays by the father of Italian Comedy, Carlo Goldoni.
He has won distinctions for rediscovering medieval and Renaissance period manuscripts and scenarios, and adapting them in a modern style, and has won a string of awards such as best director and author, on several occasions, at Medieval and Renaissance Theatre Festivals.
In the last two decades he has led his company on international tours to many destinations in Asia, Europe and the USA. He conducts classes on Commedia dell’arte history and techniques, and has worked on cross-cultural productions with students and actors in many countries. (

Mario Pirovano is an Italian theatrical actor, storyteller, translator and interpreter of Dario Fo’s monologues. His performances contribue to spread the Fo’s art in the world.
The long years spent as an apprentice and his unique relationship with the Master make Pirovano not only the most proven interpreter of the theatre of Dario Fo, but also an impassioned and tireless populariser of the style and language which have made Fo famous throughout the world and earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Roger Jenkins is Singapore's international-award-winning storyteller.. A former drama teacher, he is a popular performer/storytelling trainer in schools, libraries and at community events thanks to his spontaneous, comedic, and often participatory, style of telling. He is the founder-director of the 398.2 Storytelling Festival Singapore, which launched in 2015. He has published a resource book, Stories for Moral Education (Juniors and Teens) and produced his own stoytelling video, Not Just at Bedtime, a practical guide for parents! (


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Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Time: From 7:30 pm To 9:00 pm

Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute Singapore

In collaboration with : Republic Polytechnic

Entrance : Free


Republic Polytechnic, 9 Woodlands Avenue 9, 738964