International Guest: Fabrizio Montecchi

Master of the shadow

A legendary and greatly esteemed figure in shadow theatre, Fabrizio Montecchi was born in 1960 in Italy and studied architecture. He currently lives in Piacenza, home of the Teatro Gioco Vita, a company for which he has developed over 35 shows. He has collaborated with several prestigious operatic and theatrical institutions including La Scala in Milan, La Fenice in Venice, the Arena di Verona, the Rome Opera House, and the Piccolo Teatro in Milan.

A renowned instructor, Fabrizio has conducted courses and workshops across Europe and regularly at the Institut international de la marionnette de Charleville-Mézières (France), who awarded him the Prize for Transmission in 2013 for his generosity and dedication to teaching. Fabrizio has trained several Quebec artists and collaborated on the Théâtre Incliné show La morsure de l’ange, presented as part of the festival. It is an honour for Phénomena to welcome this inspirational artist.