Domenico (Mico) Pugliares was born in Sicily in 1967 but then moved to Milan where he has lived for the last 20 years. As strange as it might seem, he holds a master’s degree in Political Science. After dedicating many years to music (he’s been on stage since 1985), he began devoting himself to the theatre. He began studying acting at the Cooperativa Theatre in Milan with many important names of the Italian theatrical scene.
Mico started his experience of theatrical improvisation studying at the Improvisation School of Milan “Teatribù”, where he became a teacher after three years of training and then Artistic Director. He continued studying improvisation with international names like Randy Dixon, Charles Castillo, Omar Galvan, Kevin John Gillese, Amber Nash, Stephen Sim, Jill Bernard, Orla Mc Govern, Rama Nicholas and David Razosky. In the last 14 years he’s been teaching theatrical improvisation techniques and acting around Italy and Europe. He’s been teaching and he has been part of many theatrical improvisation show at festivals (and private schools) in Sweden, Ireland, Portugal, England, Spain, Finland, Germany, Turkey, Switzerland, Holland, France, Denmark, Bulgary, Austria and USA. As an actor, author and director he takes part in many productions of “official” theatre, working with various theatres in Italy. Among them the Piccolo Teatro of Milan, one of the most important theatre in Europe.
His professional path and inspirations come from merging the tools of improvisation with those of text-based theatre.