May 7, 2017
Mariano Pensotti is an Argentine author and Theater Director. He studied Cinema, Visual Arts and Theater in Buenos Aires, Spain and Italy. In theater as an author and director he created more than fifteen performances in the past ten years. Among his latest creations are Cineastas (Filmmakers) whom was presented in more tan 20 cities around the world.
El Pasado es un animal grotesco (The past is a grotesque animal) (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 TheaterSpektakel (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) 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) premiered at Schauspielhaus Graz (Austria) and presented during Steirischer Herbst Festival and La Marea (2005/2011) premiered at the FIBA (Buenos Aires International Festival) and then was presented at 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). In April 2015 he creates Cuando vuelva a casa voy a ser otro which toured in Argentina and Europe in 2016. His last piece, Arde brillante en los bosques de la noche, premiered in January 2017 et HAU (Berlin), and will be on tour in 2017-2018.
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 years. He formed the Grupo Marea together with Set Designer Mariana Tirantte 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.