Giovanni Morassutti

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Find a good teacher, don't betray yourself to succeed and be a better person before being a better actor.

Giovanni Enrico Morassutti (born March 15, 1980) is an Italian actor, theatre director, writer, artist and cultural entrepreneur of German and Polish matrilineal descent. He interned at the Actors Studio, worked with Ellen Stewart at La MaMa, in Last Days directed by Gus Van Sant and wrote the foreword of the Italian version of John Strasberg'book Accidentally On Purpose. He is a graduate of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia directed by Giancarlo Giannini and he directed and acted in plays in Sweden, Belgium, Holland, Italy and the US. He is the founder of Art Aia-Creatives/In/Residence.

I thank Giancarlo Giannini for having taught me how to use my voice.

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Ellen Stewart has been a very important figure in my life. She had so much to say about art and theater but most of all she showed me that love is the most powerful tool in life.
Wine making is an artistic creation in which you deal with a variety of styles, colors, and inspiration therefore good wine, like good art, can evoke emotions, sensations and create an experience which leaves a lasting impression.
  • Personalmente, il Processo Organico Creativo mi ha aiutato a scoprire che tipo di attore desidero essere; ma questo è un processo che va oltre la recitazione, poiché mi ha messo nella condizione di capire quello che voglio fare della mia vita e di impegnarmi per concretizzarlo.
  • For me personally, The Organic Creative Process helped me to discover what kind of actor I want to be; but this is a process that goes beyond acting. It actually revealed to me what I want to do in my life and that I have to work hard to make it real.
Perfection? Being the most human you can be.

From the book Strasberg Legacy[edit]

Strasberg Legacy
Giovanni was very serious studying in New York and suffered a lot I think. When my work really, really has value is not just somebody who is learning how to act is someone who is actually discovering himself and their own creative process and i think that Giovanni is one of those people where that was what happened. John Strasberg
  • The Strasberg family has been an example of sincere dedication to the acting craft and the actors who came out of this movement commonly associated with the Method made the history of modern acting.
  • There is also a therapeutic component in the Organic Creative Process: with the exploration of the various characters, the actor develops the knowledge of himself, even through suffering.
  • The Method tends to be linear, almost like a 19th century mechanistic way of thinking in its search for a cause that produces the desired effect.

From the official website[edit]

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  • La recitazione mediocre è come masturbarsi senza raggiungere l'orgasmo.
  • Average acting is like jerking without an orgasm.
  • La Perfezione? Essere il più umano possibile.
  • Perfection? Being the most human you can be.
  • Preferisco ricordare anche se a volte può essere molto doloroso.
  • I would rather remember even if sometimes it can be very painful.
  • A volte mi domando se esiste ciò che viene chiamata personalità.
  • Sometimes I wonder if it does exist such a thing called personality.
  • Il suono della voce umana è il piu bello presente in natura ma solamente se connesso con le emozioni.
  • The sound of the human voice is the best of nature but only if it comes out from the feelings.

Quotes about Giovanni Morassutti[edit]

  • Giovanni was very serious studying in New York and suffered a lot I think. When my work really, really has value is not just somebody who is learning how to act is someone who is actually discovering himself and their own creative process and i think that Giovanni is one of those people where that was what happened.~
  • El joven Morassutti… con Madre sin pañuelo, demuestra su particular don de avivar una escena claustrofóbica.
  • In staging Madre sin pañuelo, the young Morassutti, demonstrates his gift of enlivening a claustrophobic scene.

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