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Adriano Gatto

Adriano Gatto

Artist in Residence, Stage Combat and Recruitment



Adriano is certified with Full Distinction by Fight Directors Canada. His work as a fight director has been seen in over 60 productions, most recently at Geva Theatre Center, Arizona Theatre Company, and Second Generation Theatre. Adriano has taught stage combat for many professional and educational institutions, including the Eastman School of Opera, the New York State Theatre Education Association, Geva’s Summer Academy and Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s Apprentice Company. Currently, he is a senior assistant to Fight Master Daniel Levinson at Rapier Wit in Toronto, Ontario. For NU Theatre, Adriano has directed Eurydice, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Comedy of Errors (Best Director of a Play - BroadwayWorld Buffalo Theatre Awards). As an actor, Adriano has had the honor of working with many distinguished theatre professionals including directors Michael Kahn, Rick Sordelet, Ethan McSweeny, David Muse, Gale Edwards, James Still, Paul Mason Barnes, and David Ira Goldstein, among others. Professional acting credits include productions with Shakespeare Theatre Company, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Round House Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, and Olney Theatre Center, along with many award winning theatre companies here in Buffalo. He is a proud member of AEA, SDC, and FDC.