Romeo Castellucci


Italian theatre director. Repeat winner of the Ubu Italian theatre prize, founded in 1977 by Franco Quadri. Cavalier of the French Order of Arts and Literature (2002).

Castellucci studied decorative art and painting at the University of Fine Arts in Bologna. With his sister Claudia Castellucci and wife, playwright Chiara Guidi, he founded the Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio theatre company in 1981.

He has supervised the theatrical section of the Venice Biennale (2005), and was an Associated Artist (artiste associé) of the Avignon Festival 2008.

As a director Castellucci defends the principle of the synthesis of arts in performative theatre, whose focal point is the actor’s body (the return of the body).

Works in the Electrotheater Stanislavsky
2014Human Use of Human Beings
Works in other theaters
2013Hyperion. Letters of a Terrorist, after Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin
2012The Four Seasons Restaurant, Avignon Festival
2011The Pastor’s Black Veil, after Nathaniel Hawthorne
2011On the Concept of the Face of the Son of God
2011Parcifal, by Richard Wagner, Theatre La Monnaie
2008The Divine Comedy, Dante, Avignon Festival
2007Hey Girl!
2002Tragedia Endogonidia
2000Il Combattimento, by Monteverdi
1999Journey to the End of the Night, after a novel by Louis-Ferdinand Celine
1997Julius Caesar, by Shakespeare
1992The Oresteia, by Aeschylus
1992Amleto. La veemente esteriorità della morte di un mollusco
1990Iside and Osiride
1989The Descent of Inanna
1985St. Sofia, Khmer Theatre