Gianni Farina is a director, playwright, light and sound designer. He attended the advanced training courses Zampanò (Santarcangelo dei teatri/ERT) and Epidemie (Ravenna Teatro/ERT) and played in various productions by Le Belle Bandiere, Fulvio Ianneo, Davide Iodice, Roysten Abel, Teatro delle Albe.
He founded Menoventi in 2005 with Consuelo Battiston and has directed all the productions of the company. In 2010 he acted as assistant to Galin Stoev for the mise en scène of La vie est un rêve within the context of the multi-annual project of cultural cooperation Prospero.
He has directed numerous projects outside of Menoventi including Tabarin Citadin, Vita agra del dott. F., Genius Loci Cabaret l and the musicals Fior di patria fior d’amor and Histoire du soldat.
He is creator and facilitator of the annual theatre workshop MEME addressed to theatre professionals and amateurs and is co-director of the homonymous festival.
He is a speaker on theatre and theatre direction and has been guest of various festivals, schools and universities, including the Department of Drama, Art and Music Studies of the University of Bologna, the Department of Arts and Performing Arts of the University La Sapienza of Rome and the Department of Communication Sciences, Humanities and International Studies of the University of Urbino.