Gaetano Ruocco Guadagno


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Polyhedric actor and director, he studies theater with Danio Manfredini and Eugenio Allegri, and narrative theatre with Marco Paolini and Ascanio Celestini. He soon gets into the world of clowns, studying and working with many experts of this comic way of performance like Paolo Nani and Claudio Madia. Following the natural evolution of the classic pantomime, adding colors and sounds to the pure silent movements, he specializes in Visual Comedy.
Since 2003 he is the main character of several advertising campaigns and takes part to many theater workshops.
From 2005 to 2012 he is part of the Visual Comedy Company Perlamammadiado, with shows like: Il circo di Sir Formifante (2005), L’ernia al disco del ballerino sexy (2007) and Last Mìnut  (2008), directed by Vasco Mirandola. With this group he works for different regional TV comic shows, performing also for the National TV program “ZeligOff” in 2010 and 2013 on channel Italia 1. He collaborates in shows by important Italian comic groups such as “Fair Play” by the Slapsus Company, which has been part of several TV show like Zelig on Channel Italia 1 in 2009.
Author of different theater shows like Il Ringraziabosco (2008), Giufà e altre storie (2009), Da grande voglio essere felice (2010) with which he wins the “Premio Nazionale Scenario Infanzia”, Mio fratello è un Re (2010), 100c’incanta (2011), Visual Comedy Show (2012). Since 2005 he teaches theater improvisation and visual comedy. Since 2006 he is founding member of the “Libro con gli Stivali”, both a bookstore specialized in children’s literature and a theater company. Here he takes care of the promotion of reading, the story telling and different theater courses.
Since 2003 he is inscribed at the I.B.M. (International Brotherhood of Magicians) in the “Frank Cadillac Club”.