Romeo Castellucci


Romeo Castellucci (born August 4, 1960) is an Italian theatre director, playwright, artist and designer. Since the 1980s, he has been part of the European theatre avant-garde.

He graduated painting and stage design at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna. In 1981, together with Claudio Castellucci and Chiara Guidi, he founded the Soc├Četas Raffaello Sanzio.

Since then, he has produced numerous plays as an author, director and scenography, lighting, sound and costume designer. His works, which combine multiple arts to achieve a holistic effect, have been presented in more than 50 countries. Castellucci’s dramatic lines challenge the primacy of literature. His theatre is a visual, complex art rich in vision. He developed a language that is understandable in the same way that music, sculpture, painting and architecture can be.