Gustavo Pace Estefen is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He graduated in Law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). He attended the Arts School of Laranjeiras, (CAL), Rio, with emphasis on theater acting. He also attended a full two years course at AMDA – American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. Graduated in acting with a Master of Fine Arts from The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University.

Gustavo Pace was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for Theater/Acting. He obtained the Extraordinary VISA for Arts, based on shows and theater activities performed in the United States and Brazil.

The most notorious play, with very positive critic by specialized press is the One Man Show “Naked Brazilian” (“Pace is enormously likable and engaging” and “Naked Brazilian, which is nicely directed by Lou Liberatore, is a fun showcase for Pace and promises good things to come from this talented newcomer to the New York stage.” – nytheatre.com). In the play, Gustavo Pace builds a bridge between Rio and New York, based on techniques from the classic comedy and clown. It should be highlighted the outstanding direction by the recognized actor and director Lou Liberatore. He was nominated for the Tony Award and worked with John Malkovich.

Gustavo Pace worked with Matt Hoverman during the development of One Man Show plays. The multi-talented Matt Hoverman writes witty comedies for television (Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in an Animated Series), the theater (FringeNYC Award for Outstanding Playwriting), film and comic books. He is also a professional actor, voice-over artist, and teacher. As a TV writer, Matt won the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for an Animated Series for the long-running PBS Kids TV show Arthur. He also writes for Curious George (PBS/Universal) and wrote the pilot app for Wonder Rangers (WGBH). Garage Films produced his commissioned screenplay for the short film Any Day Now.

In June 2013 Gustavo Pace was featured in Jô Soares TV Show, the "David Letterman of Brazil" in an interview about his One Man Show plays.

Gustavo Pace is an award-winning actor that received the Brazilian International Press Award in 2013 for his achievement in Theater in the USA, during the annual event held in Florida. He was nominated as Best Actor for the 2015 edition. He also received in 2015 the Portuguese-Brazilian Award at Lincoln Center for Achievement in Theater, Film and Television.

Gustavo Pace worked closely with Sam Weisman in the production of a showcase and monologue performed in Cambridge, New York, and Los Angeles in 2015. Weisman television work has received three Emmy Nominations, multiple Humanitas Awards, two Golden Globe Nominations, and a Golden Globe Award. He has been elected three times to the East Coast Council of the Directors Guild of America, and he is a voting member of the Directors' Branch of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Gustavo worked with the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), in the A.R.T. Institute Program for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard where he performed in plays by Becket and Shakespeare directed by Marcus Stern and David Hammond respectively. The A.R.T. artistic director Diane Paulus was considered by the Time Magazine among the 100 most influential people in the world in 2014 (http://time.com/707 96/diane-paulus-2014-time-100/).

Gustavo Pace performed two plays in Russia in 2014, at the Moscow Art Theater, the most important theater place in Russia, including "The Idiot" adapted from Dostoevsky's book and directed by the internationally recognized Russian director Marina Brusnikina. Gustavo also performed in the play "By Chekhov" in one of the most important theater festivals in Russia, held at the house where Chekhov lived and wrote his famous plays, in Melikhovo.

Gustavo in his period in Russia also acted in a film based on the Chekhov play "The Three Sisters" presented for the first time at the Moscow Art Theater in 1901. The great personality of the Russian theater Anatoly Smelyansky attended the launching of the film. Anatoly Smeliansky is leading Russian theater writer, scholar, and critic. He is the recipient of several national awards for artistic excellence, including Distinguished Artmaker of Russia.

Gustavo Pace performed in the Shakespeare play "Much Ado About Nothing", directed by Anya Saffir (http://www.anyasaffir. com/bio/). Anya works closely with her long-time collaborator, composer Cormac Bluestone, on classical and modern plays alike. Their collaborations include Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle, which employed 12 musical instruments played live by a cast of 18 actors and enjoyed a completely sold-out run at Theater for the New City (ITBA Patrick Lee Theater Award for Outstanding Show, NY Innovative Theater Award for Best Original Score) and numerous Shakespeare productions, including Hamlet (NY Innovative Theater Award nomination for Best Original Score).

Gustavo Pace initiated in 2015 the rehearsals for the solo play "Johan Padan and the Discovery of the Americas", written by the Italian actor and playwriter Dario Fo. The play is directed by Allegra Libonati and adapted by the dramaturg Robert Duffley. Allegra Libonati is currently the Artistic Associate at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.). She has assisted multiple productions for Artistic Director Diane Paulus including, The Donkey Show, Prometheus Bound, Deathe and The Powers: The Robot`s Opera, Best of Both Worlds, and the Tony Award-winning revival of Hair. Robert Duffley has developed work with the Moscow Art Theater, American Repertory Theater, Boston Circus Guild, Emerson Stage, Theater J, and Nomadic Theater.

gustavopace.com | all rights reserved