Romeo Castellucci - Director and Plastic Artist
Born in Cesena (Italy) in 1960, Romeo Castellucci is a director and visual artist known around the world for creating a theater based on the concept of the “totality of the arts”, that seeks an integral perception and a “kinesthetic” experience. With a degree in painting and scenography from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Castellucci has worked as a stage director since the 1980s, having founded, in 1981, with Claudia Castellucci and Chiara Guigi, the experimental theater company Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, which has received numerous international awards and released several books, becoming considered the most prominent Italian company in the world. The dramatic structure of his productions is not tied to the primacy of literature, based above all on his understanding of theater as a complex and visionary plastic art. The director has used his own experience in theater to produce a set of theoretical essays on stage direction.