The theatre company is born in Rome in June 2017, by Federico Occhipinti and Tommaso De Portu. The two met in University and, having in common a great passion for theatre, found a group of roman people and have been working on this project since September.
Tommaso De PortuDirector & Co-founder
Federico OcchipintiActor & Co-founder
Matteo FabianiActor & 1st AD
Michela AngelucciProduction Coordinator & Costume Designer
Tommaso De Portu
Tommaso De Portu, born 1997, is the director and co-founder of the theatre company. His studies in the artistic field begin since middle school, where he takes on clarinet and music as additional subjects. He participates with the school in various competitions, including the Vincenzo Mennella competition (2° solo award with A. Copland – Cadenza, concert for clarinet). He took his high school diploma at the “Tito Lucrezio Caro” high school in Rome with classical studies. During high school, he worked as a DJ for private parties and events, an activity that he then left behind after the first years of university. He studied Economics and Business at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome and is currently an undergraduate there. In 2017 he moved to London for a period of two months to study Screen Acting in a masterclass at the Actors Studio in London at Pinewood Studios. After the masterclass, he remained for a 2-weeks period as a trainee with the roles of 1st AD, continuity supervisor and production assistant. In 2019 he was assistant director for Romeo and Juliet at the Ghione theater in Rome. Since the summer of 2017 he is the director of the Thiaso Teatro company.
“Hercules – The Musical” freely adapted by the 1997 animated movie (2018) – Director
“Romeo and Juliet” by W. Shakespeare (2019) – Assistant director
“1984” by G. Orwell (Theatre play by Duncan Macmillan, Translation and Italian adaptation by Tommaso De Portu, 2019) – Director
As soon as he started high school, at the age of 14, he started a theatrical workshop held at his school. This event was a major contributing factor for his profound passion for theater, an art that in fact will pursue for all five years of high school, bringing on stage five performances and participating at the International Festival of Young Classical Theater of Palazzolo Acreide in IV and V high school year.After completing high school, he started his university in Rome and simultaneously attended a theater training course held at Teatro Vascello in Rome, which he will attend for 2 years.
Since July 2017 he is an actor and co-founder of Thiaso – The Theatre Company.
Matteo Vecchi was born in Rome on March 10, 1999. Since middle school he started attending theater workshops in various languages. All five years of high school he takes part in the theater workshop offered by the Convitto Nazionale High school becoming a member of the theater company of the institute.
In 2018 he enrolled at LUISS Guido Carli University. From October 2018 he is part of Thiaso – The Theatre Company.
Riccardo Iossa was born in Rome on May 21st 1997. In September 2013 he began attending the highschool theater course at the “Louis Pasteur” State Scientific High School. From September 2014 to June 2016 he attended a theater course at the Teatro Aurelio in Rome. After graduating from high school, in September 2016 he entered a distant part of the “Teatro Quindi” Theater Company, directed by Manuele Guarnacci, with whom he performed various shows in the two years that followed, including the black comedy “Prima Pagina” and “Una cena quasi perfetta”. Alongside his passion for cinema and acting, he developed a great interest in literature, history, and the Italian language. In September 2016 he enrolled in the “Modern Literature” course at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, where he is still a student. In March 2018 he took part in the short film by Francesco Gizzi, entitled “E ancora notte”.
Since October 2018 he is a member of “Thiaso – The Theatre Company”.
The word that best describes me would be “curiosity”: I am “obsessed” by the search for the unknown, and the desire to know is extended in all fields. I am the center of attention, I love making people laugh, surround myself with friends, I love acting; sometimes I would like everything to revolve around me, in a sort of Truman Show. I always try to “steal” from those around me movements, gestures, jokes, ways of expressing themselves, because each of us is a possible nuance of a character to be interpreted.
Matteo Fabiani was born in Rome, 29 June 1997. During the years of primary school he developed his passion for music by joining Musicaealtro Balduina association where he attended guitar lessons for 3 years; then continued with private teachers. Driven by his great dedication to reading, he took the classical direction of the secondary school where, starting from the second year, he attended four years of extracurricular theatrical laboratory. During the last years of high school he grew a strong interest in architecture that led him to enroll, in 2016, at the Faculty of Building Engineering – Architecture at Sapienza University of Rome, where he still studies.
During the summer holidays of 2016 and 2017, for a period of 5 weeks each year, he travels to London to work at Liberty London, the famous department store overlooking Carnaby Street. He will work inside the store as a sales employee, but also in the offices, where he will deal with the online commerce, textile design, and online brand advertising through social media.
From 2017 he took part in the creation of the Thiaso – The Theatre Company, where he initially took charge of acting roles, and then he could also devote himself to sets, screenplays and assistance for directing.
Flaminia Gai was born in Rome on June 19, 1998. Since she was very young she showed to be interested in music, acting and writing. At the age of eight, she begins to make appearances on the screen, and then devotes herself fully to music. He studied piano for ten years and electric bass for two years, before continuing as self-taught. She began to study acting with Adelmo Togliani in 2010, and then stopped acting until 2016, when she began attending the intensive workshop at the International Theater Academy in Rome. In 2017 she was admitted to the STAP Brancaccio Academy, where she currently studies Acting, Dramaturgy and Direction.
Since 2016 she has undertaken the real work of actress participating in various shows mainly on Rome and attending several acting workshops.
From November 2018 she is part of Thiaso – The Theatre Company.
Gabriele Raho was born in Rome on February 13, 1997.
Passionate about theater and writing since childhood, Gabriele has been attending a three-year acting course (from 2008 to 2011) at the Kairos school in Rome. Then, from 2012 to 2016, he continued his acting training at the Teatro Stabile del Giallo, also participating in various shows at the end of the year. In particular, in May 2016, he starred in four performances of the show on the bill entitled Mamma Killer, as a student of the specialization course promoted by the Stable. Among the teachers: Raffaele Castria, Anna Masullo and Andrea Ruggieri.
In the same period, moreover, Gabriele engaged in attending another course at the Cine Teatro Theater in Rome, directed by Alessia D’Errigo. In this context, he also had the opportunity to take part in the Vocational Practical Workshop, with the teacher Ewa Benesz.
Once he graduated from high school, Gabriele Raho successfully passed the admission test to the professional Academy of acting, direction and drama “Stap Brancaccio” of Rome (artistic director Lorenzo Gioielli) where, to date, he is attending the third year of studies.
Starting from October 2018, he became a member of the Thiaso – The Theatre Company, directed by Tommaso De Portu.
During his academic career, in March 2018, he took part, as an actor student, in the International Festival of Contemporary Dramaturgy – XII edition which took place at the Teatro Argentina in Rome; from May 4 to 6 of the same year he participated in an intensive drama workshop organized by the Piccola Compagnia Dammacco (among the teachers, Serena Balivo, winner of the UBU under 35 prize); on June 27th and 28th 2018 he performed, together with his fellow students of the Academy, the show Chronicles from the future of an ancient Greek taverm, at the Sala Umberto Theater. Also, in the role of AD, he collaborated with the director Roberto D’Alessandro in setting up the show Sbussolati, played by Mario Zamma, which debuted at the Audaci Theater in August 2017 and which is still replicated today in several theatres across Italy.
Gabriele Raho has performed several times in front of the camera several times. For example, we can remember the role of co-star in the short film Chimera, filmed with his fellow Academy members on the occasion of the 2018 edition of the “48 hours” film festival. Previously, in January 2017, he took part in the advertising commercial of ATAC, with Francesco Pannofino, directed by Angelo Longoni, and, in July 2018, he starred in the short film Il giorno più bello, directed by Valter D’Errico.
Cristiano Arsì was born in Rome on 27 January, 1990. During high school he attended theater workshops held in French. During the same years he took part in the theatrical course of the Saint Louis institute in Rome, all with final shows. He later enriched his skills in the field of theater by completing his three-year degree in “Literature, Music and Entertainment” followed by the Masters degree in “Planning and Management of Tourist Systems” applying to the field of cultural events. He is the founder and director of the theater company “Malacoda”. Over the years he participated in various theatrical training courses, including the course “Brancaccino”. Since 2017 he is enrolled in the academy of theater arts “STAP” Brancaccio. He is also an actor of the theater company “Phenix1530” and in 2019 he joins “Thiaso – The Theatre Company”.
Michela Angelucci was born in Rome on 28 July 1997.
At 15 she embraces his passion for languages, taking linguistic studies at Tito Lucrezio Caro High School.
Further on she realizes that her true passions are art and design. So at the age of 19 she began to study Industrial Design at the ISIA Roma Design University. In these years she participates in numerous workshops and initiatives promoted by the university.
In the months of September and October 2018 she works as a trainee in a studio of architects and showrooms of paints and microcements: Il Cementificio, Cement Design Space.
Her role in Thiaso – The Theatre Company began in 2017, when she met Tommaso De Portu, director of the company, and began working as a Production Coordinator and Costume Designer.