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, a Brazilian-born ethnically-ambiguous performing
artist who has lived and very much continues to live a
comparatively colourful life believing that art is life, life is art.
On stage, Pablo is best known for his
physical performances, comedic style, improvisation, extreme
characterization and equally intensive
As an actor, his portfolio of work and roles ranges from touring as
Idle Jack in Dick
the cross-dressing Joelle Mackintosh in Channel 4 (UK)'s Boy
to The Junkie Damballah in Channel 5 (UK)'s Urban
Gothic, to his numerous roles in Sydney's Short
& Sweet Theatre Festivals, Opera North's Death in
Venice, Die Entführung aus dem Serail for Glyndebourne Opera, to his roles in The
Undiscovered Theatre Company's Pop Up Panto in which he played five
diverse characters each with different accents: The Cockney Dwarf, The
Camp Policeman, The Westcountry Bumpkin Jack, The
Eastern Abanazer, The Scottish Dandini.
As an artist, Pablo is ever challenging himself in
the range of roles he takes on, constantly learning, training
and upskilling such that many who have worked with him have
described him as passionately dangerous, instinctive, fresh, daring,
bold and risky in his choices and approach; this, he credits
to having declined the offer of formal 'institutionalised' training at
LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) by having
designed and continually designing his own training from
the non-institutionalised living of life itself.
Aside from physical theatre, and children’s theatre, Pablo is
versed in classical text, black comedy and, as a director's actor,
simply loves all work that challenges him personally and
professionally, especially that which requires him to re-enter once
chartered or unchartered emotional territory understanding
that it is this: the protrayal of emotion, however ghastly
true and identifiable; that is his job.
When not engaged as an actor, Pablo delves fingers in many
pies to quench his insatiable energy; some identify
him as 'Teacher!', some as 'Bablo', others as 'The Party Man' or 'The
Chief', whilst others know and have known him for many years simply as
'The Quiz Maestro' or 'Olbap'. Lately, notably since early 2015
many have got to know Pablo as 'The Disco Bunny' or that bloke who
tells those crazy improvised stories with live improvised music.
Whatever he is, whoever he is, or wherever he is
Pablo rises driven by fear, desire and passion to
simply fulfil his potential: he wears his heart on his sleeve and is ever pushing himself out of his expanding comfort zone.
"It is not the sound of the birds nor the sun in my eyes that wake me
every day. Tis the fire in my
belly, the nerverending beating of that drum that is my heart that
ignites my soul to
live and let live, be free, run wild, forgive and forget, learn and
grow: I know what I want; I am living my dream, be that sometimes
hell unnumbed by pain. I
am on an adventure; I am an adventurer. None can stop be but myself.
I am hungry. Today I rise.
Time and Tide wait for No Man. I wasted too many years pained in ugly
self-pity living a life I didn't want to live, doing nothing about it.
one day, when I hit the bottom, that bottom I rejoiced for I could see.
I had nowhere to go. Nowhere lower. Darkness aside, I could
only see up and so I climbed".