Remo Airaldi, AB

Lecturer on Theater, Dance, and Media, Harvard University

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

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. He has been awarded the Harvard University Certificate of Teaching Excellence every semester since 2010.

He has appeared in more than sixty productions at the American Repertory Theatre (ART) since 1993 including The Night of the Iguana, The Lily'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 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. In 2010, he received the Robert Brustein Award for Sustained Achievement in Theater. Other credits include My Fair Lady and Sweeney Todd (Lyric Stage), King Of Second Avenue (New Repertory Theatre), Exposed (Boston Playwrights Theater), Mistero Buffo (The Poets' Theatre), Make My Heart Flutter (Israeli Stage), Banana Shpeel (Cirque du Soleil), seven productions with the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, The Hound Of The Baskervilles (Central Square Theater), Camino Real, Eight By Tenn and No Exit at Hartford Stage in Connecticut, and numerous other national and international productions.

Education

  • AB Harvard University

Contact

airaldi@fas.harvard.edu

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

Improvisational Acting

This course is designed not only for students of the theater, but also for those with an interest in politics and debate, public speaking, trial law, and education, as well as a broad range of other careers. Students explore various improvisational techniques that fuse intellect, imagination, voice, and body.

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.