Remo Airaldi, AB

Lecturer on Theater, Dance, and Media, Harvard University

Remo Airaldi is a professional actor and lecturer on dramatic arts at Harvard University, Harvard Extension School, and Harvard Summer School where he teaches courses in acting, Shakespeare, Chekhov, and public speaking.

He has been a member of the American Repertory Theatre (ART) Resident Acting Company since 1993 and has appeared in more than sixty productions there, including The Lilly's Revenge, Cabaret, Endgame, The Seagull, Julius Caesar, Donnie Darko, Romeo and Juliet, The Miser, The Birthday Party, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Pericles, The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, Tartuffe, Henry IV and V, and Waiting for Godot. He received the 2006 Best Actor in a Large Company Award from The Independent Reviewers of New England for his performance in Marivaux's Island of Slaves at the ART. He has performed in a number of other national and international productions.

In addition to teaching at Harvard, he is on the faculty of the ART/Moscow Art Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training and was the Monan Professor in Theater Arts at Boston College. He has been a private coach for ten years, specializing in audition techniques, improvisation, monologues, scene work, and public speaking. In 2015 he was awarded the Petra T. Shattuck Excellence in Teaching Award by the Harvard Extension School.


  • AB Harvard University


Courses with Remo Airaldi

Spring Term 2018

Acting Shakespeare

This course is an intensive study of Shakespeare's dramatic works from the point of view of the actor. It is important to remember that Shakespeare's verse dramas were written to be performed and that only when they are approached this way—as playable, theatrical texts—do they have their maximum impact.

Fall term 2017

Introduction to Acting

Through individual and group exercises, monologues, improvisations, and scene studies, this workshop, eclectic in method, helps students develop their acting potential and sharpen their skills in interpreting scripts. Students are expected to keep journals of their work. Previous theater study is not required.