The Actors Circle is a new project oriented to performance and creation of theatre shows. I conceived the idea of this project to further work with my long-time students within Instant Theatre Berlin.
The Actors Circle is a private group of actors that I cast for future shows of Instant Theatre Berlin. This gives them the chance to play in a professional environment with fellow expert actors, as they experience the thrill of playing multiple shows on stage.
The Actors Circle wants to be a midpoint between being an acting student and being a performing actor. Having spent most of my career in amateur/semipro acting companies, I’m aware of the differences in the approach when we work as students, compared to when we work as actors in regular productions.
With this project, I hope to add something new to the international performative scene of Berlin.
I’ve recently submitted a short poetry manuscript for publication on Kindle, and this collection is currently on sale through all Amazon platforms.
Spoken Word Volume 1 is the result of my live performance activity in Berlin in the period 2017-2018. This short collection of original texts and poems defines my current style as a spoken word artist. I’m sure things will change quite drastically as I see my evolution as a performer going pretty fast.
For this reason, I chose to publish this first collection to set up a starting point in my research and in my experience in the rich and various field of spoken word poetry.
Happy 2018! I managed to keep my end-of-2017 resolution, and as a result it is (almost) time for a new play!! The second chapter of the Trilogy of Whatever is in the pipeline and will premiere within June 2018!
The new play “Sorry I’m dead”, written by me and played by myself (Alex Casadio) and by another male actor. Finnish actor Edvard Lammervo played in the preliminary version and helped me out with the photoshoot and the first draft of the play. This one-act piece will most definitely premiere in 2018. The script and the concept have been submitted to several venues, and we’re waiting for a final answer to then announce where we’ll premiere this new work.
“Sorry I’m dead” can be defined as a comedy. As for the previous chapter of the Trilogy, the main focus of the piece is to explore inner and outer communication, as well as uncovering some “secret” aspects of the world of theatre and performing arts.
On April 27, 2017 my solo theatre performance Contemporarysh*t – mynameisalex – A theatre performance premered in 800A theatre venue in Berlin. I am very happy of the result we’ve achieved, also because this performance originated from an old idea of mine that I struggled to bring to an end for the many time limitations of these intense days. Together with me was clown, performer, mime and director Vasilis Liaskovitis, who brought in his expertise in movement and live performance. Contemporarysh*t – mynameisalex can be perceived as a sort of parody, but there are many aspects in the script and in the action that really question the nature of human inner life and inner voices. Here you can get a glimpse and a preview of the performance.
Conceived as the first chapter of a trilogy of plays (The Trilogy of Whatever), Contemporarysh*t – mynameisalex will be followed by a related theatre performance in 2018.
Together with a partner, from November 2016 I started working to create a successful theatre space in Berlin. This resulted in the creation of the venue 800A in Berlin, where I am founder and artistic director. The venue will go on to host courses, shows and performances of Instant Theatre Berlin as well as feature a regular calendar of shows by prominent artists and performers in Berlin.
Together with well-known trainer and performer Lauren Hart I’ll be launching a new project fromSeptember 2016. The Acting Program 1 is the first attempt to create a qualified and affordable part-time alternative for people who want to get professional theatre education in English in Berlin. I feel very proud to start this, and I’m very lucky Instant Theatre Berlin is growing under the influence of more and more outstanding theatre professionals.
Read all about this at www.instanttheatreberlin.com
I was very happy to train our very dedicated groups and direct their final shows in June-July 2016.
The First steps in Acting course presented a 1-hour long work on stage based on scenes from famous comedy movies and sketches. Not bad for a 2-month beginner course! Congratulations to them all.
The Further Steps in acting was a great group of experienced and ambitious actors. Together, we prepared and set up The Bear by A. Chekhov as well as some scenes from Glass Menagerie and Streetcar named Desire by T. Williams.
Many thanks to my collaborator Ariane Fuchs who assisted me in the direction of both projects!
In a few weeks, we’ll get to the end of our theatre courses started in April-May. These classes will end with two final public performances to be hosted at our headquarters in Berlin Friedrichshain, as well as at ACUD Theater in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg.
The “First Steps in Acting” group will be presenting a how based on comedy scenes from famous movies and series. This introductory acting program, already in its third edition, is getting more and more known in Berlin for its effectiveness and fun. The participants are 8 internationals from The U.S., Turkey, Argentina, France, Slovenia, Germany and India. This group has been outstanding for its dedication and its team spirit.
The “Further Steps” group will present a collection of scripted theatre scenes and one-act plays. On July 8 we’ll present scenes from Tennessee Williams (Streetcar named desire, The Glass Menagerie) and a one-act play by Anton Chekhov (The Bear). This group features expert actors from Greece, the U.S., Italy, Ireland, Portugal as well as rising stars like the 15-yo Gabrielle Torreborre from Australia.
A few days ago this nice article about Instant Theatre Berlin and my activities as an acting trainer appeared on Il Mitte, a popular Italian magazine based in Berlin. I’d like to say thanks to Lucia and the staff who took care of recording and editing my interview!
You can read the full article here: