Actress and performer Elisa Pol was born in Montebelluna (TV) in 1984. After graduating from the Liceo Classico she completed her studies at the University of Padua with a degree in Philosophy. She began her theatrical training in 2003 at the Theatre Academy (TV). In 2006 she participated in an intensive seminar entitled “L’attore selvatico” (The Untamed Actor), conducted by Maurizio Lupinelli of Teatro delle Albe. An artistic partnership evolved out of this initial experience with Lupinelli and in December 2007 they founded the company Nerval Teatro.
In the meantime, Pol continued her training with other artists, including dancer and choreographer Raffaella Giordano. In 2010 Pol was selected for the course Scritture Per La Danza Contemporanea (Contemporary Dance Notation) a two-year training project (2011 – 2012) oriented for the field of experimentation and training for dancers and actors with exceptional physical sensitivity directed by Giordano. In 2020 Pol obtained her certification in Didactic Zooanthropology at SIUA, the Scuola Interazione Uomo Animale (School of Human-Animal Interaction) founded by Roberto Marchesini, a veterinarian, ethologist and philosopher.
Since 2007 Pol has worked consistently in all of Nerval Teatro’s productions. As an actress, she performed in the shows: Magnificat by Antonio Moresco, Hamlet! by W. Shakespeare, Appassionatamente by Eugenio Sideri, 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane, Squarci dall’ignoto by Loretta Menegon, Le Presidentesse (First Ladies) by Werner Schwab and Le lacrime amare di Petra von Kant (The bitter tears of Petra von Kant) by R.W. Fassbinder, both directed by Maurizio Lupinelli and in Canelupo Nudo by Nerval Teatro and directed by Claudio Morganti. In 2016 she performed the monologue Ma perché non dici mai niente, by Lucia Calamaro. The shows were produced and staged in major Italian and international theatres.
In 2017, with the intention of creating hybrid forms of expression and dramaturgy she embarked on a path of authorship, investigating the relationship between writing for stage and movement. I giardini di Kensington (Kensington Gardens), Pol’s first project with the performer Valerio Sirna, was a finalist at the Premio Scenario 2017, followed by her second project, Walking Memories, produced in collaboration with dancer/choreographer Raffaella Giordano, which won the ERT Performing Arts under 40 competition in Emilia Romagna.
She collaborates with the companies Sotteraneo (I Futurnauti), Fanny & Alexander (Rave Foster Wallace – Maratona Infinite Jest, Sylvie e Bruno), Juha Marsalo/Cie La Flux (Le Bal).