Buenos Aires, Argentina


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Mariano Pensotti is an Argentine author and theatre director. He studied Cinema, Visual Arts and Theatre in Buenos Aires, Spain and Italy.

In theatre as an author and director, he created more than fifteen performances in the past ten years. Among his latest creations are

El Pasado es un animal grotesco (2010/2012) premiered at Complejo Teatral de Buenos Aires and presented at 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).

Sometimes I think I can see you (2010/2011) was premiered in Berlin at Hebbel am Ufer as part of Ciudades Paralelas Festival and presented in Buenos Aires, Cologne, Brussels, Zürich, Warsaw, Salamanca, Copenhage, Helsinki, Girona, Paris. And Seoul.

Encyclopaedia of unlived lives (2010) was premiered at Schauspielhaus Graz (Austria) and presented during Steirischer Herbst Festival and La Marea (2005/2011) was premiered at the V Buenos Aires International 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 was also part of the project Infinite Jest (2012) based on the David Foster Wallace novel, at HAU in Berlin.

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, Light Designer Matías Sendón and Musician Diego Vainer.

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.

Cineastas is premiered in May 2013 at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts of Brussels. Has been on tour in Europe since.

His last production, Cuando vuelva a casa voy a ser otro, has been presented in May 2015 at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts and in July in Avignon’s Festival.




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