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Rosa Campagnaro
2023 MFA Directing Rosa Campagnaro

About Rosa

Rosa delivers her brand of theatre, performance and training through La Mama Theatre, MTC, NIDA, Deakin University and Drama Australia. Her practice is influenced by her training in Commedia dell’Arte (Venice, Italy), Jacques Lecoq (MTC, New York) and Shakespeare with Patsy Rodenburg.
As Artistic Director of Make A Scene, she created several school touring shows including an adaptation of Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters (La Mama and published through Currency Press). She recently confronted her fear of filmmaking by successfully directing the music video Are We There Yet? for Triple J Unearthed! Rosa completed a Fellowship through the ISS Institute to research new performative and pedagogical approaches to Commedia with Master Teacher Giovanni Fusetti in (Padua, Italy).
Her directing practice has developed exponentially this year at NIDA and this, coupled with her background is Commedia has created a new hybrid methodology that now underpins her artistic process. Rosa is interested in the territory where tragedy and absurdity intersect and aims to create affecting provocative work where the audience oscillates between laughter, tears and possibly confusion.