Emanuele Aldrovandi (Reggio Emilia, 1985) is an italian playwright, screenwriter, translator, director and playwriting teacher. He is the artistic director of "Associazione Teatrale Autori Vivi".
After a bachelor degree in Philosophy and a master degree in Literature, from 2009 to 2012 he studied playwriting at the Paolo Grassi Academy of Dramatic Arts in Milan, Italy.
In 2013, with Homicide House, he won the most important Italian playwriting award, the Riccione/Tondelli, and his plays started to be staged in many theatres all over the country and abroad. In Italy he also won the Pirandello National Award with Felicità/Happiness, the Fersen Award with Il Generale/The general, the Hystrio Award and the Mario Fratti Award with Farfalle/Butterflies.
He has written original plays and adaptations for some of the most important Italian theatres, like ERT Emilia Romagna National Theater, Elfo Puccini Theater and Teatro Stabile di Torino National Theater, he has collaborated with young established Italian theater companies, like MaMiMò and ATIR, he has translated in Italian plays like Trainspotting, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and The Laramie Project, he was been invited to many international festivals, he has worked with Beijing National Opera on a project about Shakespeare’s Othello, he has wrote short plays for EXPO 2015 and he has created and developed site-specific theatre projects and multimedia museum exhibitions.
He was one of the European playwrights selected by Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe, the main exchange playwriting program in Europe, and his plays have been translated, performed and published in English, German, French, Spanish, Polish, Slovenian, Czech, Catalan and Arabic.
In 2018 he started to work also as a screenwriter and movie director. He wrote and directed three short movies that have been staged in many international festivals. In 2021 his short movie Bataclan won the Nastro d'Argento for best Italian short movie.
He’s a playwriting teacher in one the most important Italian theatre school, the Paolo Grassi Academy of Dramatic Arts, and he’s leading many writing workshops in Italy and abroad.