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Dario Fo

 
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Birth Place: ITALY
 
Writing
Playwright

Dario Fo Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1991 - Best Revival of a Play or Comedy
Dario FoAccidental Death Of An Anarchist
 
Olivier Awards - 1981 - Comedy of the Year
Dario Fo Can't Pay? Won't Pay!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1981 - Outstanding New Play Gold Star
Dario Fo, We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!

Dario Fo News

Guest Blog: Actor Daniel Raggett on Reviving the Inquiry in Fo's ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF  Photo Guest Blog: Actor Daniel Raggett on Reviving the Inquiry in Fo's ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST
by Guest Blog: Daniel Raggett - Sep 22, 2022

One of the most important provocations when making any piece of theatre is: why this, why now?

Sheffield Theatres Announces New 2023 Shows MISS SAIGON and WILDFIRE ROAD Photo Sheffield Theatres Announces New 2023 Shows MISS SAIGON and WILDFIRE ROAD
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2022

Sheffield Theatres have announced two upcoming productions, Wildfire Road and Miss Saigon.

Photos: See Tony Gardner, Jordan Metcalfe & More in Rehearsals for ACCIDENTAL DEATH O Photo Photos: See Tony Gardner, Jordan Metcalfe & More in Rehearsals for ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2022

Sheffield Theatres is presenting Dario Fo and Franca Rame’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist, adapted by BAFTA nominated writer Tom Basden. The show opens on Thursday 29 September in the newly named Tanya Moisiewitsch Playhouse. Check out rehearsal photos here!

Cast Announced For ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST at Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse Photo Cast Announced For ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST at Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2022

Sheffield Theatres has announced the full cast for their production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist, which will open as the first production in the newly named Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse (previously Studio Theatre), in Sheffield on Friday 23 September.

Sheffield Theatres Announces The Newly Named Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse Photo Sheffield Theatres Announces The Newly Named Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2022

Robert Hastie, Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, has announced that the venue previously known as the Studio theatre will now be named the Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse in honour of the hugely influential theatre designer that had an essential role in the creation of the Crucible complex. 

COMPANY's Patti LuPone Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a F Photo COMPANY's Patti LuPone Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

Patti LuPone has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for COMPANY.

Dario Fo's ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST Opens In Charlottesville Photo Dario Fo's ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST Opens In Charlottesville
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2022

Live Arts Theater's 2021/22 reIGNITE Season closes with Dario Fo's hilarious political farce ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST in a translation by Jon Laskin and Michael Aquilante, directed by Live Arts Artistic Director Susan E. Evans. ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST will have 12 performances, May 20 through June 5, at Live Arts Theater, 123 E. Water Street, in Charlottesville.

A VICIOUS CIRCLE Will Have an Industry Reading Next Week Photo A VICIOUS CIRCLE Will Have an Industry Reading Next Week
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022

A new play about the decades-long, tempestuous friendship between Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley will receive an industry reading on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

The Actors' Gang's CAN'T PAY? DON'T PAY! Extends Photo The Actors' Gang's CAN'T PAY? DON'T PAY! Extends
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022

Can't Pay? Don't Pay! written by Nobel Laureate Dario Fo and Franca Rame is now extended at The Actors' Gang Theater in the old Ivy Substation through Saturday, June 11. 

BWW Interview: Director Bob Turton on Bringing CAN'T PAY? DON'T PAY! Back to The Acto Photo BWW Interview: Director Bob Turton on Bringing CAN'T PAY? DON'T PAY! Back to The Actors' Gang After Two Years
by Shari Barrett - Mar 12, 2022

After two years of most people living in at least semi-isolation, with many unemployed through no fault of their own, the Actors' Gang is returning to the stage with a re-mounting of Can't Pay? Don't Pay! written by Nobel Laureate Dario Fo and Franca Rame on March 19, 2022, with previews beginning March 12, exactly two years from the day the theater was shuttered and had to suspend this hilarious production. Fo's high-energy, satirical farce is again directed by Bob Turton, and I decided to speak with him about the journey he has taken with the production, especially what it's been like waiting for two years to bring the play back to its original location.

Dario Fo Videos

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Estelle Parsons!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 29, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured 2014 Tony nominee Estelle Parsons, who most recently starred on Broadway in The Velocity of Autumn, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below!

STAGE TUBE: Steven Epp, Liam Craig and More in Highlights of ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2013

Yale Repertory Theatre presents ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST, the explosive political farce by Nobel Prize winning Italian playwright Dario Fo, adapted by Gavin Richards from a translation by Gillian Hanna. Directed byChristopher Bayes (The Servant of Two Masters, A Doctor in Spite of Himself), ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST plays November 30-December 21 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Friday, December 6. Check out a first look at highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Berkeley Rep's ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2013

Yale Repertory Theatre presents ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST, the explosive political farce by Nobel Prize winning Italian playwright Dario Fo, adapted by Gavin Richards from a translation by Gillian Hanna. Directed byChristopher Bayes (The Servant of Two Masters, A Doctor in Spite of Himself), ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST plays November 30-December 21 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Friday, December 6. Check out a sneak peek below!

STAGE TUBE: STU FOR SILVERTON, LYSISTRATA, and More to Play Intiman Theater in 2013
by Stage Tube - Nov 27, 2012

Next summer's Intiman Theatre Festival will feature shows about topics you're not supposed to talk about at dinner - race, sex, politics and money. Building on Intiman Theatre's history as a place that tackles big questions through stories and champions diversity on stage, we are planning to produce:

STAGE TUBE: I AM THEATRE Project - Torange Yeghiazarian
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 22, 2011

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to share a weekly series developed by the Theatre Communications Group! This week actor and playwright Torange Yeghiazarian shares pivotal moments in her theatre career and why the arts matter to her!


Dario Fo Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Dario Fo written?
Dario Fo has written 1 shows including Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Playwright).

What awards has Dario Fo been nominated for?
Best Revival of a Play or Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Accidental Death Of An Anarchist Comedy of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Can't Pay? Won't Pay! and Outstanding New Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay! .

What awards has Dario Fo won?
Outstanding New Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!.