T. Anthony Marotta specializes in performance movement, stage combat, mask design & performance, and puppetry. He has completed his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) at the University of Tennessee, and advanced studies of the Lecoq Physical Theatre/Mask pedagogy through the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA). Anthony has studied stage direction with Moscow legendary director and pedagogue Jurij Alschitz and the Lincoln Center's New Director's Workshop. His study in the art of mask creation and performance includes work with Italian theatre mask legends Donatello Sartori and Antonio Fava. Focused on the physical expressivity of the performer and performances in storytelling, he specializes in Commedia dell’Arte, mask, movement, puppetry, and stage combat teaching and performing nationally, regionally and internationally. Anthony has developed several pieces that have played internationally. Most recently his one-man original puppet-clown-mask piece exploring masculinity Hue Man has toured at festivals in Avignon (France), Montreal (Canada), Chicago, Portland, Atlanta, and Boulder. Anthony has performed in regional and New York venues including the Puppetry Arts Center of Atlanta, Walnut Street Theatre, Arden Theatre, the Clarence Brown Theatre, as well as various venues throughout Europe. He holds a current membership in Actors’ Equity (AEA). As a member of the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) with actor-combatant recognition, Anthony recently served as Fight Director for the Utah Shakespeare Festival, choreographing fights for their several summer seasons and tours, including productions of Macbeth, Richard III, Noises Off, 39 Steps and Fred Adams' 50th Anniversary production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Anthony's directing includes productions with regional theaters such as Neil Simon Festival, Brick Playhouse, and Rose of Athens.
M.F.A., University of Tennessee in conjunction with the London International School of Performing Arts