Notable moments

  • 1996: Padua, Veneto, IT. Giovanni met Hollywood star Susan Strasberg, and began to study acting and directing during her workshop.

  • 1999: New York City, New York, US. He interned at the Actors Studio for about one year observing the work of its members including Estelle Parsons, Lee Grant and Eli Wallach among others.

  • 2000: New York City, New York, US. He enrolled at the HB Studio following the acting and directing classes held by Salem Ludwig.

  • 2001: New York City, New York, US. He met John Strasberg, son of Lee Strasberg and began to study privately with. He started to collaborate as an assistant and coordinator for his workshops in Italy and lately also in Berlin.

  • 2004 : Newburgh, New York, US. He acted in movie Last days directed by American film director Gus Van Sant.

  • 2004 : New York City, New York, US ; Spoleto, Umbria, IT. Giovanni Morassutti performed in several stage productions directed by Ellen Stewart during a month-long festival of Greek classics at La Mama in New York as well as in Spoleto.

  • 2007: Rome, Lazio, IT. He acted in Sicilian drama ‘I Viceré’ directed by Roberto Faenza.

  • 2008: Rome, Lazio, IT. He played younger version of the same character played by Giancarlo Giannini in tv series Il maresciallo Rocca e l’amico d’infanzia.

  • 2012: Parma, Emilia Romagna, IT. He played young Robert in ‘La certosa di Parma’ alongside Marie-Josée Croze,Rodrigo Guirao Díaz among others.

  • 2012: New York City, New York, US. He directed the theatre play Sola in casa (Alone at home) by Dino Buzzati starring Lydia Biondi and presented at the Cherry Lane Theatre. 

  • 2013 : Rome, Lazio, IT; Amsterdam, NL; Växjö, SW. He worked as an actor and organizer of the European Polytheatre: Cultural Awareness and Expression Laboratory sponsored by the EU.

  • 2014: Sesto al Reghena, Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, IT. He founded Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence which is an international art residency for artistic production and research that focuses on the development of the creative process and facilitates cultural exchange across borders.

  • 2016: Berlin, Brandeburg, DE. He founded in Berlin, Art Aia-La Dolce Berlin, which is a project space in the turkish area of Wedding that hosts artists from all over the world and give them an opportunity to showcase their work.

  • 2018: Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, FR. He attended the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival as a cast member of “For the time being” directed by Daniela Lucato.

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Author: Giovanni Morassutti

Giovanni Enrico Morassutti is an Italian actor, theatre director, writer, artist and cultural entrepreneur. He is a graduate of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia and long time student and collaborator of John Strasberg. In 2016 he wrote the preface of the Italian version of Strasberg´s book Accidentally on Purpose: Reflections on Life, Acting and the Nine Natural Laws of Creativity. Giovanni Morassutti is a Goodreads Author.


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