Adam Read

La Strato

Afterparty, Performance Art


Adam Read grew up in Australia, spending much of his child as a high profile athlete. Adam Read trained at tertiary level in Drama and Movement in Australia, exploring different  techniques of theatre such as Commedia dell’arte, Le Coq method, Indonesian and New Zealand dance and different forms of mask. He founded the theatre group “Laboratorium 33” in Edinburgh, which performed for the first time in Edinburgh festival in 1998.

Since being based in Europe he has performed around the world with different companies, in street theatre, stage, and site specific performances, including Cirque Du Soleil from Montreal (where he created his main character), Theatre Derevo from St Petersburgh, Grotest Maru from Berlin and Company Barefoot from Holland. Read has toured his solo performance “Eclipse”, receiving a Total Theatre nomination in Edinburgh Festival (2007), and best physical performance in the Pula Puff festival in Croatia (2008), with performance “Katuk”. Whilst living in Israel he played the main character in the production “Vienna-Marakesh”, a large scale Multi Media production. He also created three new productions: “ The Garden”,  “Translux” and “Booroloola“, which have been played in different festivals and stages (2009-2010) other productions include The Garden project, Wheels of Time, Omnium, The Tower, all of which have travelled around the world in different street theatre festivals, 2010 till 2019

In this time  he has performed with Cirque du Soleil in 2 more productions, the most recent as the evil councillor in The Land of Fantasy in China,  he has also continued a long collaboration with Norwegian group Vegard Vinge and Ida Mueller in Berlin and Norway.


1:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Here and There

4:05 pm - 4:35 pm | Courtyard Stage

7:30 pm - 1:00 am | Albert Hall