Mariano Pensotti / Grupo Marea Buenos Aires

Mariano Pensotti is an Argentine author and Theater Director. He studied Cinema, Visual Arts and Theater in Buenos Aires, Spain and Italy.

In his work he developed two different lines, one composed by stage performances where he writes his own literary texts and the play is strongly based on the work with the actors, and in parallel he produced several site specific performances where the main intention is to create a particular contrast between fiction and reality with fiction performed in public places.

In theater as an author and director he created more than fifteen performances in the past twelve years. Among the latest creations are The Audience (version Athens, Buenos Aires and Brussels), Diamante which was premiered in August 2018 in Ruhrtriennale, Arde brillante en los bosques de la noche, Cuando vuelva a casa voy a ser otro, Cineastas and El Pasado es un animal grotesco. All of them were presented in more than 30 cities around the world like Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Festival de Otoño (Madrid), Theaterformen (Hannover), Hebbel am ufer (Berlin), Auabirlewen (Bern), Norwich & Norfolk Festival (England), Kampnagel Festival (Hamburg), Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Zürich), Tempo Festival   (Rio de Janeiro), Fiac (Bahia), Rotterdamse Schowburg (Rotterdam), Frascati Theater (Amsterdam), Under The Radar and COIL (New York), Wexner (Columbus), Walker Arts Center (Minneapolis), Push Festival (Vancouver), On the Boards (Seattle), Yerba Buena (San Francisco) and Redcat (Los Angeles). 

Other plays: Sometimes I think I can see you (2010/2011) premiered in Berlin at Hebbel am Ufer as part of Ciudades Paralelas Festival and presented in Buenos Aires, Cologne, Brussels, Zürich, Warsaw, Salamanca, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Girona, Paris and Seoul. Encyclopaedia of unlived lives (2010) premiered at Schauspielhaus Graz (Austria) and   presented during Steirischer Herbst Festival and La Marea (2005/2011) premiered at the V Buenos AiresInternational Festival and later on invited to the Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Hebbel am Ufer Theater (Berlin), Homo Novus Festival (Riga), Dublin Festival (Ireland), Festival Automne en Normandie (Rouen), Carrefour International de Théâtre   (Québec), Festival Transamériques (Montréal), Yokohama (Japan), Festival Temporada Alta (Girona), Norfolk & Norwich Festival (England), Metropolis Copenhague (Denmark) and Push Festival (Vancouver).

Mariano Pensotti has become one of the most noted experimental directors throughout the world. He has been heralded as one of Latin America’s brightest theater talents and he and his company tour extensively throughout the year. He formed the Grupo Marea together with Set Designer Mariana Tirantte, the musician Diego Vainer, and the producer Florencia Wasser.

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