His methods go deeper than the professional, actorial level. Wherever he goes, forever will remain that which he gave us--that which he taught us. Thomas Riccio has opened to us our inner world and began to combine it with the outer.
Yakuta Daily News (Siberia)
For a week you were able to share with performers from throughout West Africa your knowledge and experience combining popular and traditional performance. Your workshops will no doubt have a profound impact and will be felt in the next generations of the companies from which these young performers belong. Your ability to bridge between your methods and the objectives of the festival made for a very successful exchange. My sincere thanks.
Jean Guingane, Directeur FITMO
Directors Lab, Chicago
Riccio’s major focus was on teaching the actors how to use their bodies to understand and feel their characters. “Gestures and body language are part of the vocabulary of performers. You have to feel everything with the mind and the body. It is an important foundation for every actor,”
from an interview