Dr Ramiro Silveira is a director, lecturer, actor trainer and researcher.
He holds a PhD in Theatre Pedagogy - Theatre Artist Training from the University of São Paulo (Brazil) and an MFA in Theatre Directing from the University of Middlesex (UK). He also trained with Eugenio Barba, Philippe Gaulier, Genadi Bogdanov, Thomas Leabhart, among many others.
He is known for his innovative theatre rehearsal process called Theatre Playground, a study of presence and relation based on rhythm, movement and multicultural references in order to inspire creative live theatre. Since 2001 he has been using his technique to direct plays and run acting and directing workshops all over the world.
He works with a wide range of global performance styles, many drawn from Brazilian traditional forms, music and rituals. Ramiro has directed more than 30 plays in Brazil and abroad and has received several awards, including the Volkswagen Theatre Award for his version of The Bald Soprano by Ionesco and the Brazilian International Press Award for his achievements as an international theatre director.