Capocomico 2021

The international festival’s hit! This spectacle can be performed practically anywhere and has no special need of any kind. Simply a square or a busy street and in a few minutes, the Capocomico will take control and direct situations as if he was a director of an imaginary film!
The word “capocomico” in Italian indicates the leader, author, props maker, accountant and director of the theater company… In my case it is mostly a joke, since I am alone doing everything!
Capocomico is a mixture of mime, clowning and improvised comedy… Something in between Harpo Marx, Chaplin and Mr Bean!

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Marco Carolei


I am an actor, comedian, mime artist and clown. I started performing in Berlin back in May 1982 and since then I have been making people laugh all over Europe and a large part of the rest of the world.
I was born in Genova, Italy. My dream as a child was to travel all over the world and to meet all kinds of different people, countries and cultures. At the age of eighteen I had decided that I was not going to become an optometrist like my father, so I quit school and started to play music in the street. I'm a “solo performer” but occasionally I work with other actors and comedians for special projects.
I am basically a mime artist but I do like to speak! In facts, my shows can be done in a perfectly fluent English, German, Dutch, French, Spanish and Italian of course. Everything I do can be considered a “visual act” therefore it’s not really important to understand the verbal part, which is mostly improvised and different every time.

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