Meet the young
selected for R-Ev!
// PORTUGAL //
Actor, playwright and artistic director, Raimundo Cosme graduated in Theatre at ESAD.CR and is currently pursuing a PhD in Performing Arts and Moving Image at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Universidade de Lisboa.
In 2011, he co-founded the theatre company Plataforma285, where he works as director, playwright and actor. Since 2009, he has collaborated with theatre companies and realities such as Teatro Cão Solteiro, Teatro do Vestido, Blitz Theater, Rui Mendes, Carlota Lagido, André Teodósio, Vasco Araújo, André Godinho, José Eduardo Rocha, Marco Martins and José Carlos Plaza. In film, he has worked with André Godinho, Manuel Pureza, Gonçalo Galvão Telles, Jorge Paixão da Costa, Bruno Gascon, Marguerite de Hillerin, Félix Dutilloy-Liégeois, Ben von Grafenstein and Eduardo Brito.
ACTRESS / PLAYWRIGHT
// URUGUAY //
Camila Diamant began her artistic career by attending dance, contemporary circus and theatre courses, before embarking on a theatrical career and participating in several acting and dramaturgy workshops with national and international teachers. She graduated in Psychology and later obtained a diploma in acting from the Escuela Multidisciplinaria de Arte Dramático (EMAD).
Winner of some of the most important national playwriting awards and actress for several directors, she has taken part in performative poetry cycles and collective creations including Góndola C, an experimental show created entirely by its performers, which won first prize at Movida Joven.
MARÍA FRANCISCA DÍAZ GONZÁLEZ
// CHILE //
Active in the Chilean theatre and music scene since 2005, María Francisca Díaz González graduated as an actress in 2008 and completed her studies in Kerala, India, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires and Argentina.
She has taken part in numerous productions such as El pájaro de Chile, Cecilia una historia incomparable, La Pérgola de las flores, Pencopolitania, Fröken Julia, Soto Tapia, Memorias de la Concepción, Región, La Flor al paso, La cantante calva, El principito, Momo y los ladrones del tiempo, Ifigenia.
Since 2023, she has been working as a playwright in the field of children’s theatre and recently presented her first play, entitled Martin Pescador.
ACTRESS / PLAYWRIGHT
// ITALY //
I was born in Bari and after high school I moved to Rome, needing to breathe a different air. I choose Law having no idea what to do at eighteen years old.
During the last year of college I start doing theater and realize almost immediately that it’s not just a hobby for me.
So I decide to still graduate in Law but immediately after I take a month-long intensive seminar at Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London to better prepare myself for auditions at the main academies in Italy. I get admitted to the Scuola del Piccolo Teatro of Milan, thanks to Luca Ronconi. Right after school I start studying dramaturgy, wanting to give myself other communicative possibilities besides acting. Today I have finished writing my first novel, and work in the theater field as an actress, playwright and director.
// ITALY //
Matteo Gatta graduated in 2017 from Piccolo Teatro of Milan, with the theatrical essay Uomini e No directed by Carmelo Rifici. He then acted in The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Idiot Savant company, directed by Filippo Renda, and is an actor for Marco Martinelli, Ermanna Montanari, Nicola Piovani, Alessandro Renda, Simone Toni, Stefano de Luca, Maria Chiara Pederzini, and Nanni Garella.
Together with Viola Marietti he founded Tristeza Ensemble, for which he wrote AMORE (2019) and directed A.L.D.S.T. (2021). He is also librettist of Storia di un figlio cattivo (Ravenna Festival, 2022) and director of Gramsci Gay (Winner of the Anna Pancirolli Theatre Grant 2022).
In 2021 he won the Nastro D’argento as Best Upcoming Actor for EST-Dictatorship Last Minute (2020).
DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
// ARGENTINA //
Marcos Krivocapich is a writer, producer, puppeteer, director and actor. His recent works include the shows Dirección Desconocida (2022), a play/livestream produced thanks to the Bienal de Arte Joven Production Award about a comedian and a group of audiovisual workers, Quiero Pertenecer (2019), a musical about an alien puppet who comes from outer space to conquer humanity through entertainment, and the novel Esta Ciudad es Hermosa (2022), a sci-fi story about a throuple condemned, along with the rest of the world’s youth, to live in a perfect city, lost somewhere on the planet.
He collaborated with Milton Lim and Patrick Blenkarn as Spanish translator for asses.masses (2023) and as game master for F.A.R.C.E. (2021).
DANCER / VISUAL ARTIST
// ITALY //
Giorgia Lolli, dancer and choreographer, is a graduate of the Zürich University of the Arts – BA Contemporary Dance. She is a performer in How the land lies, a project by Bianca Hisse & Laura Cemin selected for Aerowaves23.
Giorgia works with integrated groups and is a teacher in Dance Well – Research and Movement for Parkinson’s, a European project 2022-24 by Operaestate hosted by Triennale Milano. Her practice interweaves dramaturgical-choreographic research and community processes.
Eufemia, her first project for the stage, selected for Anghiari Dance Hub 2020, Vetrina della Giovane Danza d’Autore 2021, has been presented in recent years in Italy, Switzerland, Portugal and Germany. He is currently in residence for Nuovo Forno del Pane, a project of MAMbo in Bologna and part of CIMD Incubator 2022-24.
// ITALY //
I am Andrea Melis, a young Italian performer. I studied at the Carlo Goldoni Theatre Academy in Venice. I work in film, television and performing arts in Italy and abroad.
I study piano with a great master, Orio Bucellato. I have participated in several projects supported by Italian and EU institutions concerning multicultural dialogue and youth exchange, implemented by Carovana SMI.
In 2002, I worked as the lead actor in the film The Moor, which was nominated for the 2024 Oscar long list, as well as at the Cannes Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival.
ACTOR / DIRECTOR
// TUNISIA //
Actor, playwright, cultural manager, theatre teacher and director, Maher Msaddek graduated from the Institut Supérieur d’Art Dramatique in Tunis. He has acted in several Tunisian productions, such as La Cité en Flamme and Fantasia, and is the author and director of the play Decadence.
In 2021, he chose to dedicate his knowledge to his students, sharing his passion for theatre with them. Since his youth, he has preferred a multidisciplinary approach, expressing himself in different forms and ways and always privileging the social and humanitarian subjects as well as the psychological and spiritual depth.
ACTOR / TRAINER / CULTURAL OPERATOR
// ITALY //
Dario Rea graduated as an actor from the Scuola del Teatro Stabile di Napoli in 2018, took part in several theatre and dance theatre workshops, directed by Emma Dante, Balletto Civile, Abbondanza Bertoni, Michele Monetta, Mimmo Borrelli, Bob Wilson, Teatro del Lemming, Andrea De Rosa, and worked as an actor and performer for numerous directors, including Robert Wilson, Benedetto Sicca, Alfonso Postiglione, Lorenzo Salveti, Giovanni Del Prete, and Valery Fokin.
He is the founder of Putéca Celidònia, with which he has been managing since 2018 two properties confiscated from the Camorra in the Rione Sanità district of Naples: the company organises cultural events and transversal activities aimed at creating a cultural hub for the neighbourhood and free theatre training workshops in areas of hardship.
// LEBANON //
Marianne Salamany graduated in Theatre from the Lebanese University, holds a Master’s degree in Theatre Directing and is currently pursuing a PhD in Visual Arts.
A lecturer in theatre and performance at the Lebanese International University (LIU), Salamany has directed several plays performed in Beirut and various Lebanese regions and has participated in international theatre and performance conferences in Germany, Jordan and the UAE.
She has collaborated with local and international NGOs such as Himaya, Anera, Abaad and Search for Common Ground, providing her guidance and experience in theatre projects as a theatre consultant, and is co-founder of the Fahm Theatre Group, a theatre collective based in the Bekaa, for which she organised and facilitated performing arts workshops, from which several plays were then developed and presented throughout the region.
MARIA COSTANZA SOLARTE BURBANO
DIRECTOR / PLAYWRIGHT / ACTRESS
// COLOMBIA //
She is the founder and director of Sala Mínima, a self-managed space that promotes pedagogical and creative encounters with a focus on gender and ethical issues in reference to the harmful dynamics of the artistic world.
She was a member of the international programme of the National Theatre of Tuscany for five years in Italy. She wrote the play Las espigas imitan la forma del fuego as part of the project Labresistir – dramaturgies of the south (2021). He has led research/creation workshops on singing and acting in several cities in Colombia.
He is currently part of the +Mujeres +Arte +Cultura platform.
ACTOR / PERFORMER
// ITALY //
Leonardo Venturi is an actor and performer, active between Italy and the UK. He began his training as a dancer in 2010 and then continued his studies in acting at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. In 2020 he stars in the film Ernesto and is among the winners of the Artkeys Prize in Agropoli (SA) with his performance Martyr. In 2021 he graduated in Performing Arts at De Montfort University in Leicester, where he continued his research on the relationship between the body, activism and new contemporary performance practices.
In recent months he has been on stage with Romeo Castellucci’s Bros and collaborated with the Artestudio company. He is also facilitator of the Giffoni Opportunity +16 jury and artistic director of Scambi Festival.
DIRECTOR / FACILITATOR
// ITALY //
Chiara Virgilio is a Milan-based theatre director, co-founder and resident director of the company Homing Bird Theatre. Since 2018 she has been directing shows in 12 languages, exploring through multilingualism themes of migration, displacement and cultural identity.
She works as a project manager and facilitator at PSYCHEdelight Theatre Company and as a facilitator at Kiln Theatre and Polka Theatre. Chiara has an interest in using humour and tragicomedy to promote inclusion and create theatre with and for underrepresented communities.
She holds a BA in Contemporary Performance Practice from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, regularly attends theatre and social work training courses through PSYCHEdelight and Erasmus+ and is a member of the Young Vic Genesis Network.