Antonio Latella was born in Castellamare di Stabia in Italy.
Actor, director and playwright renowned throughout Europe, Antonio Latella has lived in Berlin since 2004. He studied acting at the school of the Teatro Stabile di Torino directed by Franco Passatore and at La Bottega Teatrale in Florence founded by Vittorio Gassman. As an actor he has worked with directors Pippo Di Marca, Luca Ronconi, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, Massimo Castri, Elio De Capitani, Walter Pagliaro, Tito Piscitelli, Vittorio Gassman.
But he achieved fame in Italy and throughout Europe with his work as a director, which he began in 1998, taking his productions to the most important theatres and international festivals, from Avignon to Vienna and Salzburg.
In 2001 he won his first Ubu Prize for the project Shakespeare e oltre, and in 2004 the Gassman Prize as best artist of the year.
In 2013 he won his fourth Ubu Prize.
As a director of lyric opera, he made his debut in 2004 in Lyon with Claudio Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, followed by Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice and Tosca by Giacomo Puccini.
Latella's most recent productions include: A Streetcar named Desire by Tennessee Williams (2012), Die Wohigesinnten (The Kindly Ones), adapted from the monumental novel by French-American author Jonathan Littell, produced by the Schauspielhaus of Vienna with an Austrian cast (2013), The Importance of Being Earnest from Oscar Wilde (2015). In 2015 he presented Oedipus adapted from Sophocles at the Theater Basel following in 2016 Caligula by Albert Camus and Santa Estasi - Atridi: otto ritratti di famiglia at the Teatro delle Passioni in Modena with actors and playwrights from the Course in Higher Education of the Fondazione Emilia Romagna Teatri.
In December 2017 he has been invited to stage the new production of La Cenerentola by Rossini in Theater Basel.
Further productions: a new adaptation of Collodi's Pinocchio at Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Aminta (by Torquatto Tasso), produced by Stabilemobile, AMAT, and Municipality of Macerata, Die Drei Musketiere at Theater Basel and Residenztheater, L’Isola dei pappagalli con Bonaventura prigioniero degli Antropofagi (by Sergio Tofano and Nino Rota) at Teatro Stabile di Torino, Bunbury (by Oscar Wilde) at the viennese Burgtheater, Cyrano de Bergerac (2021) and The 3 Musketeers at Residenztheater, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Teatro Stabile dell'Umbria and Hamlet at Piccolo Teatro di Milano.
He was the Artistic Director for the Nuovo Teatro Nuovo in Naples for the 2010/2011 season. In 2011 he founded his own company, the stabilemobile compagnia Antonio Latella.
He has been director of the theatre section of the Biennale di Venezia from 2017 to 2020.