'I'm in love with love, so I'm always taking risks! I think it's part of love, taking risks'.
- Mélanie Laurent
I act to connect people and show them that they are not alone in how they feel.
I am an Italian artist in New York. I was most recently in the reading of It Can't Happen Here with Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene/Kairos Italy Theater and in a new play by Liza Berkeinmeir Scary Animals, directed by Leah Reddy. I have also worked on the development of A Thousand Ways (The Public) and The Fever (La Mama) with 600 HIGHWAYMEN. My own project This is Me Eating__, produced by my theater company Et Alia Theater, has been in collaboration with Irondale Women Festival, New Ohio Theater and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. My favourite roles have included Lady Anne in Richard III directed by Gisela Cardenas as well as an Italian version of Joan of Arc in Eat and You Belong to Us written by MJ Kaufmann and directed by Melissa Crespo.
I co-founded Et Alia Theater in 2019, we create art for the other, by the other, and about the other. We strive to foster an accepting community that provides a safe space where people can take risks, push themselves outside of their comfort zones and collide with an array of international voices which may be culturally unfamiliar. Since 2019 we have performed at Dixon Place, The Tank and have done multiple international online projects. We had the pleasure to represent the U.S.A. in the international ‘Let There Be Theater’ project (Ars Nova Org.) by producing White Rabbit, Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour, in which I was the solo performer. Also, we were guest speakers at TEDxYouth for which we created a new project called Can We Talk?
I graduated with Honors from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts with a Major in Drama and a Minor in Dance. Here I trained in Meisner with Vicki Hart, Grotowsky with Jonathan Makwaia, Commedia Dell’Arte with Jim Calder and The Method with Geoffrey Horne. I have also done a summer intensive at Guildhall School of Drama and Music in Shakespeare.
My on-camera work includes a co-starring role in The Right Reasons, a satire of The Bachelor written by CAA represented writer Liana Soneclear and released on ActorsConnectionTV, for which I got a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the Lee Strasberg Film Festival. I also co-produced and co-starred in a new film called ‘Til Morning that is currently in Post-Production. Other films that I starred in have gotten recognition at The Cutting Room Film Festival, The New York Short Film Festival, the Hudson Comedy Film Festival and more.
I have been training in dancing and singing since I was a little girl and I am also extremely sporty and athletic. Whenever the sun is out you will hear me encourage all my friends to “go outside to play!”, whether that means ball games or hide and seek etc. I have been modeling since I was fourteen and I love hosting big dinners with my friends. Fun fact: I lived in Italy till I was 10, in India till I was 17 and have been in New York ever since!
"A Mediterranean young beauty with an intelligent look, tough skin and a charming sense of humor"
Photos by Billy B Photography
"Versatile Actress Explores Sense of Home and Feminism in Her Art"
- La Voce di New York
"Giorgia Valenti’s long relationship with the arts is first and foremost, global"
- Inner Voice Artists
"The Alliance of Alien Artists, will be honoring the cast for their off Broadway production, Flavia Sgoifo, Bianca Waechter, and Giorgia Valenti."
- The National Herald
“Giorgia Valenti's work is full of feelings."
Et Alia Theater did a reading of a new play they are working on with playwright Cris Eli Blak
Giorgia booked a guest role in a feature independent film!
Giorgia is working with Gwyn Gilliss as a Marketing Assistant and did a showcase in front of 5 TOP Film and Tv Industry Professionals.
Giorgia wrote a comedic monologue to enter Italy's Got Talent
A short film Giorgia co-produced and starred in is in Post Production!