Giulia is an Italian actress, drama teacher and philologist. Her passion for theatre started from the encounter with director Roberto Totola and choreographer Marina Furlani when she was very young. She enrolled at their acting and dancing school in Verona at the age of 10 and she has been studying by their side ever since. When she turned 18 she began her apprenticeship as a professional actress, a stage manager and a drama teacher, while she was also furthering her academic studies at the University of Verona and then at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. She graduated in Drama and Literature first, and after that she completed her Master’s Degree in Italian Philology. At the moment, Giulia has portrayed various major roles in classical and experimental plays and she is specialized in the pedagogical use of theatre in primary schools. She is a passionate teacher who puts lots of heart and effort in her work and who loves to share her knowledge about drama and literature with children.
Favourite food. – You shouldn’t even ask! Pizza, of course.
Favourite colour. – Black.
Cats or Dogs or Neither? – Cats. Meow.
Would you like to go to space? – Yes, I would love to live an adventure in space, like in a science fiction novel by Isaac Asimov or Ray Bradbury.
Have you ever broken a bone? – Yes, my middle finger. No joke. It was stuck in a very awkward position for a long time.
Have you ever eaten a raw chilli? – Yes.
Do you believe in aliens? – Honestly, I think some people are aliens. My director surely is one of them.
Favourite character played on stage/screen. – Olivia, in The Twelfth Night.
Character you would like to play on stage/screen. – Roxane, in the Cyrano of Bergerac. I fell in love with this play when I was a child and it’s always been my dream to play Roxane.
What is your speciality? – Working with children and assisting the director and the stage manager in any of their tasks.
Are you good at chess? – Not really. My father is.
Have you ever owned/ridden a motorcycle? – Only on the back. It was scary at first.
Favourite place in Hong Kong. – Don’t know still. I guess it will be a theatre.
Favourite place in your home country. – Tuscany. My mother was born there and half of my heart belongs there.
What can you never go without? – A good book.
What is your special talent? – I’m a fast reader. Like, very, very fast.