Silvia Girardi is an Italian, naturalized American performer and director based in Verona. Her works are performed in theaters, museums, dance, and visual arts centers. Drawing upon classical and contemporary theatre, performance, visual art, dance, she leads original works with a particular interest in devising processes and the interrelation of different artistic disciplines. Her work spans anthropology, ecology, biology, poetry, and technology.
2000-12 she lived and worked in San Francisco collaborating with art organizations, theater companies, and foundations. 2006-12 she directed SGArt, a curatorial project promoting contemporary Italian art in Northern America through exhibitions and art gallery exchanges. She has been teaching drama since 1998 leading classes and workshops internationally.
In 2019 Silvia wrote and produced the short film “Loro” with the director Riccardo Pittaluga. In 2015, together with the director Gabriele Donati, she wrote, produced, and directed the short film “Fireflies” and the documentary “Alberi” in 2021 that was awarded the silver star for best documentary at Festival del Cinema Italiano 2021.
Since 2012 she is part of the faculty at Scuola Paolo Grassi, teaching a Devised Theatre acting and training program. Silvia is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher and in 2014 founded Casa Yoga Milano and Verona.
Her work has been presented at: Exit Theatre, Foolsfury Theatre, MoAD, Ragged Winged Ensemble, SFMOMA, TJT, ODC, Women On The Way Festival, Berkeley Playhouse, Marin Shakespeare Company, Counterpulse, Brava Theatre, The Garage, Kunst-Stoff Arts, San Francisco Theatre Festival, Red Poppy Art House, Subterranean Art House, Women On The Way Festival, Central Market Arts, Brava Theatre, Noh Space Theatre, Muistardeaux Collective, Teatro Dell’Elfo, Teatro Verdi, Teatro Litta, CRT, Teatro Franco Parenti, Scuola Paolo Grassi. She received support from Zellerbach Family Foundation, Center For Cultural Innovation, Unique Projects,
Istituto Italiano di Cultura di San Francisco, Business Association Italia America.
Festival del Cinema Italiano 2021 Stella d’Argento Best Documentary “Alberi”
Premio Upnea Milano 2014
Premio Salicedoro Danza Out 2013
Segnalazione Premio UBU come Nuova Attrice 2000
Segnalazione della giuria al Premio Hystrio 1999
Premio Prova D’Attore come Migliore Attrice 1998
Laboratori Permanenti, San Sepolcro 2017
Ulassai, Actores Alidos, Regione Sardegna 2016
Dance b, Danzae20 Milano 2014
Inside Off, Mosaico Danza Torino 2014
Atir Ringhiera, Milano 2013
Trasparenze, Teatro Dei Venti Modena 2013
The Garage, San Francisco 2011-12
Kunst-Stoff Arts, San Francisco 2010-11
Shotwell Studios, San Francisco 2010