Fabio Motta is an actor and a teaching artist who had the fortune of performing, devising and teaching theatre in Australia, Italy, and the United States. He is a certified Fitzmaurice Voicework® teacher and runs ongoing workshops in Fitzmaurice voicework®, Clowning, Acting as Play (Complicite’ and Le Jeu) and Bouffon. He trained at and graduated from many institutions across the globe, with masters in their field: the Accademia Teatrale Veneta (Italy) in Commedia Dell’Arte; HB studio in New York; 16th Street Actors Studio; Clown and Le Jeu with master Philippe Gauliere; Bouffon and Clown pedagogy with Giovanni Fusetti. He also apprenticed and taught under Zack Fines at New York University Tisch School of the Arts in Clowning and Games.
Most recently he co-devised and performed in ‘Me too us too me too too too’ at LaMama Theatre, under the direction of Giovanni Fusetti. He also played Benedick in Melbourne’s Shakespeare’s Company production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. Other notable credits include;Three Sisters (New York Theatre Workshop), My Uncle Chekhov directed by Aleksey Burago (Russian Arts Theatre) and Pal Joey directed by Robert McQueen (Bank St. Theatre). He has toured Australia with Polka Theatre’s ‘Charlie and Lola Best Bestest play’ and ‘Extremely New Play’ performed at the Sydney Opera House. He was a conservatory company member at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (Garrison, New York), performing in repertory in: ‘Measure for Measure’, ‘As you like It’ and the devised clown show ‘So Please You’. His TV and film work include roles in Ronny Chang International student, Utopia season 4, Carla Cametti PD, Canal Road, and Hating Alison Ashley.
Fabio has taught at NYU, HB studio, the Ume Group (Physical Theatre Ensemble New York). In Melbourne, he runs ongoing classes with the Clowning Workshop – teaching acting through Fitzmaurice Voicework®, clowning and mask work. He also taught at 16th Street Acting Studio and the National Theatre Drama School. Fabio continues to work with and assist Budi Miller, head of acting at the Victorian College of the Arts, in Fitzmaurice Voicework® and Clowning.