Adriano Cappelletta





Adriano is an actor, writer, theatre-maker and singer songwriter based in Sydney.

A graduate of NIDA and Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris, he has performed throughout Australia, Europe and New York.

A theate-maker for over ten years, he has presented work at The New York Summer Play Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Artrage Festival, The Great Escape Festival, The Horse's Mouth, Underbelly Arts Festival and The Sydney Writers Festival.

His works spans the spectrum of theatre: cabaret, physical theatre, music, character comedy, stand-up, puppetry, improvisation, buffoon and clowning.

Adriano creates work that is playful and satirical, touching on the pleasure and absurdity of life and communicating the magic and imagination of theatre.


A recipient of The Martin Bequest Travelling Scholarship and The Mike Walsh Scholarship, in 2008, he travelled to Paris to study with uber clown and theatre guru, Philippe Gaulier. In Paris he studied the art of melodrama, buffoon, mask, Shakespeare, Chekhov, acrobatics, mime and a unique brand of character comedy.

In 2014, The Sydney Arts Guide awarded him Best Supporting Actor for his role as Hal in The Ensemble Production of Proof. In 2006 he was nominated for Best Newcomer at The Sydney Theatre Critic's Awards for his role in The Ensemble Theatre Production of a View from the Bridge.

Since 2005, he has worked extensively with Sandra Bates at The Ensemble Theatre in Sydney and with Kim Carpenter's Theatre of Image.

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    Term 3: Thursday at 7:00pm to 10:00pm,
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    Term 4: Thursday at 7:00pm to 10:00pm,
    22 September until 10 November 2016

    tutor: Adriano Cappelletta

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