Born in Brazil, Cesar has lived in Australia since 2013, where he has been engaged with the performing arts industry as an actor, director, teacher, sound and light designer. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, from University São Judas (Brazil, 1999) and worked for 8 years in film and television production in São Paulo, Brazil. As a director and filmmaker, he has produced short films, documentaries and institutional videos. He is presently D.I.V.E.’s Artistic Director and Theatre, Film & Media facilitator at SPIRAL, Inc. He also taught acting at TAFE Sunshine Coast.
Cesar is an experienced actor and director, having trained in Experimental Theatre, Theatre of the Oppressed, Meyerhold’s Biomechanics, Puppetry, Physical Theatre, Viewpoints and Butoh with different schools and theatre companies in Brazil and Australia. He started in acting in 2007 with Teatro Escola Macunaíma (Brazil), and has since trained with Cia. de Teatro Os Satyros, (Brazil), Cia. Pessoal Do Faroeste (Brazil), Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble, Fools Theatre Company and Zen, Zen, Zo (Australia).
Cesar founded D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective with Priscila Da Cunha and has been Artistic Director since 2017. Performance and directing credits for D.I.V.E. include Diver.city Inside Out (2021), Exodus (2021), Into the Light (2020), Urban Twitters: Dis.connect.ed (2019) and Stories of Dis.place.ment (2018). He also directed and edited Dis.connect.ed: A Short Documentary (2019).
Cesar’s other theatre credits include Bureau of Dodgy Dreams (Fools Theatre Company); Something, by Rebecca Dostal (Noosa Arts Theatre’s Shorts on the Stage); Homem Não Entra for Cia. Pessoal Do Faroeste (Brazil); Brincar De Pensar by Vanessa Bruno (Brazil); Edifício London, Satyricon, Distopias, Novo Manual Prático Para o Anonimato and Manual Prático para o Anonimato for Cia. De Teatro Os Satyros (Brazil). On the screen, he has acted in the short films Arcano 13 and Abaixo a Ditadura (Brazil) and has directed the shorts Disability Violence Project for Queensland Advocacy Inc. and TAFE Sunshine Coast.