Silvia Costa


is an Italian director and performer born in Treviso.


Since graduating in Visual Art and Theatre at the Venice's IUAV University in 2006, she has proposed a visual and poetic theatre nourished by a deep reflection on images. Alternating roles as writer, director, interpreter and set designer, she crosses different aesthetic fields in a personal exploration of Theatre.


She has created several performances (La quiescenza del seme, A sangue freddo, Alla Traccia, Midnight Snack), theatre works (Figure, Stato di Grazia, Quello che di più grande l’uomo ha realizzato sulla terra), installations and video works (Musica da Camera, Tabula, Emotional Intelligence, Descrizione di un quadro).


Since 2012 she has created performances and installations for kids. Latest production include Poil de carotte by Jules Renard for Théâtre des Amandiers and Festival d’Automne. 


She has regularly collaborated and performed in the theatrical and operatic productions directed by Romeo Castellucci.

For the triennium 2017-19 she was associated artist of the Teatro dell'Arte/Triennale Milano, and in 2019 she was associated artist of Le Quai d'Angers CND. 


Her latest creations: Nel Paese dell'inverno, inspired by Cesare Pavese's Dialoghi con Leucò, has seen its international debut at the Festival d'Automne 2018 in Paris. Furthermore she directed and designed Wry Smile Dry Sob, a music-choreographic installation inspired on Beckett's Play at Landestheater Vorarlberg in Bregenz. And for the Festival d'Automne 2019 and in collaboration with Ensemble Intercontemporain she semi-staged Hierophanie by Claude Vivier at Cité de la Musique.

She has been invited to Staatsoper Stuttgart to direct and design the set of Juditha Triumphans (Vivaldi).

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