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About Fabio



Fabio Motta is an actor, clown and teaching artist based in Melbourne, Australia.

Teaching Experience:

Fabio is a certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®. He trained at and graduated from many institutions across the globe, with masters in their field: Accademia Teatrale Veneta (Italy) in Commedia Dell’Arte; a graduate of HB Studio and the Hagen Teacher Lab under the mentorship of Carol Rosenfeld ;16th Street Actors Studio; He has trained in acting with Larry Moss, Lyndsey Davies, Ilse Pfeifer, Catherine Fitzmaurice and Austin Pendleton. 

Fabio studied Clown and Le Jeu with Philippe Gauliere; Clown and Bouffon pedagogy with Giovanni Fusetti. He apprenticed and taught under Zack Fines in Clowning and Games at NYU and trained in pedagogy in theatrical clown with Christopher Bayes (Head of Physical Acting at the Yale School of Drama and the Pandemonium Studio).

Fabio has taught at NYU, HB studio, the Ume Group (Physical Theatre Ensemble New York), 16th Street Acting Studio, St. Martin’s Youth Theatre and the National Theatre Drama School. 


He has devised and performed in Commedia dell’arte shows for over 8 years with ‘Make a Scene’ and has been a Commedia Dell’arte consultant for various productions, conservatory programs, and tertiary institutions.


In 2018, he directed 'Fish-kebab' a contemporary Commedia show as part of the UNESCO International Commedia day in Melbourne.

Performing Credits:

Fabio has had the fortune of acting and devising theatre in Australia, Italy and the United States. Most recently, he co-devised ‘Me too us too me too too too’ with Physical and Political, under the direction of Giovanni Fusetti. He also devised a solo show SPOT, premiering at Theatreworks in 2021. 

Fabio played Benedick in Melbourne's Shakespeare's Company production of 'Much Ado About Nothing'. Other notable credits include; Three Sisters (New York Theatre Workshop), My Uncle Chekhov directed by Aleksey Burago (Russian Arts Theatre) and Pal Joey directed by Robert McQueen (Bank St. Theatre). He has toured Australia with Polka Theatre’s ‘Charlie and Lola Best Bestest play’ and 'Extremely New Play' performed at the Sydney Opera House.


He was a conservatory company member at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (Garrison, New York), performing in repertory in: 'Measure for Measure', 'As you like It' and the devised clown show 'So Please You'. Fabio is a company member of the New York-based physical theatre company ‘The Ume Group’ where he performed, devised, consulted in numerous shows in the style of Clowning and Commedia Dell’arte. His TV and film work includes roles in Ronny Chieng International student, Utopia, Carla Cametti PD, Canal Road, and Hating Alison Ashley.