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Theatre Director and Head of BA World Performance East15 University of Essex (UK)
Ramiro Silveira is a Brazilian Theatre Director, Senior Lecturer, Actor Trainer, and Researcher. He holds a PhD in Theatre Pedagogy – Theatre Artist Training from University of São Paulo (Brazil), a MFA in Theatre Directing from University of Middlesex (UK) and a BA Theatre Directing from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). He also trained with Eugenio Barba, Thomas Leabhart, Philippe Gaulier and Genadi Bogdanov. He is known for his innovative technique (subject of his PhD thesis) called Theatre Playground, a study of presence and relation based on rhythm, movement, and multicultural references in order to inspire creative connections. Since 2001 he has been using his technique to direct theatre and run acting and directing workshops all over the world.
Working professionally as theatre director since 1995, Ramiro has directed more than 30 plays in Brazil and abroad and received several awards, including the Volkswagen Theatre Award for The Bald Soprano by Ionesco and the Brazilian International Press Award UK for his achievements as an international theatre director. Other recent productions includes Invisible Museum, by Fernanda Mandagará (VAULT Festival), Wedding Dress, by Nelson Rodrigues (Embassy of Brazil in London), Tropicalia Island by Fernanda Mandagará (Arcola Theatre, VAULTS Festival, CASA Festival, among others), The Unlikely Life of Leonard Langley by Teresa Zoers-Taylor (London Courtyard Theatre and Southend Clifftown Theatre), For Elise, by Grace Passô (Embassy of Brazil in London), Reality Final, by Michelle Ferreira (SESC Pinheiros - São Paulo, Brazil), The Wedding Dress, by Nelson Rodrigues (The Black Box Theatre – Oslo, Norway), Twelfth Night, by Shakespeare (MUBE Theatre – São Paulo Brazil), True West, by Sam Shepard (many important venues in Brazil), among many others. In 2018 he was the organiser and project curator for the book Nelson Rodrigues Selected Plays, edited by Oberon Books.
Since 2015 Ramiro is the head of the BA World Performance course at East15 – University at Essex, UK.
Dr Ramiro Silveira
Senior Lecturer and Head of the BA Word Performance course at East15 – University of Essex in UK, Ramiro Silveira is from Brazil and is a director, lecturer, actor trainer and researcher.
He holds a PhD in Theatre Pedagogy - Theatre Artist Training from University of São Paulo (Brazil) and an MFA in Theatre Directing from University of Middlesex (UK). He has also trained with Eugenio Barba, Philippe Gaulier and Genadi Bogdanov.
He is known for his innovative performance training and rehearsal process called Theatre Playground, a study of presence and relation based on playful responses to stimuli in a controlled environment. Since 2001 he has been using his technique to direct plays and run acting and directing workshops all over the world.
In 2017 Ramiro Silveira won the prestigious Brazilian International Press Award, as Theatre Director.
With more than 25 years directing theatre and training actors, he works with a wide range of global performance styles, many drawn from Brazilian music and rituals.
Click here to watch the interview Ramiro Silveira gave to Canal Londres (English subtitles)