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As a Fight Director & Choreographer, Adriano’s work has been seen in over 125 productions, most notably in the world premieres of Revival: The Resurrection of Son House(starring Clevant Derrecks), Heartland(directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh) for Geva Theatre; One Man, Two Guvnors, Into the Breeches! for Chautauqua Theatre Company, and the recent productions ofTis Pity She’s a Whore for Irish Classical Theatre and Equivocationfor the Kavinoky Theatre, where he serves as the Resident Fight Director. Other credits include productions with Arizona Theatre Company, Eastman Opera Theatre, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.
As a Certified Fight Instructor with the Academy of Fight Directors Canada, he has taught stage combat for many professional and educational institutions, including the AFDC National Certification Conference (Calgary, AB), the Eastman School of Opera, the National Theatre Festival in Ontario and Niagara University. Adriano also retains certifications with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat, the Nordic Stage Fight Society and the Society of American Fight Directors. Recently, Adriano was appointed as the Executive Advisor to the Board of Fight Director Canada.
As an actor, Adriano was recently seen in Tis Pity She’s a Whore at the Irish Classical Theatre, where he also played David Frost in last season’s production of Frost/Nixon, which earned the Artie Award for Outstanding Production of a Play. Adriano has had the honor of working with many distinguished theatre professionals including directors Michael Kahn, Rick Sordelet, Jean-Pierre Fournier, Ethan McSweeny, David Muse, Keith Glover, Andrew Borba, Gale Edwards, James Still, Paul Mason Barnes, and David Ira Goldstein, among others. Professional acting credits include productions with Shakespeare Theatre Company, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Round House Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, and Olney Theatre Center, along with many award-winning theatre companies here in Buffalo. Adriano is also featured in the film, MARSHALL, directed by Reginal Hudlin featuring Chadwick Boseman and Josh Gad. Proud member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA, SDC and FDC.
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