Ascanio Celestini

BIO & FILMOGRAPHY

Italian actor, director and theatrical author (n. Roma 1972). He is considered one of the most important representative of the new narrative theatre. His shows, preceded by a deep research, have a form of narrative stories where the actor-author assumes a filter role with his narrative, between the spectators and the protagonists. Among his shows: Cicoria. In fondo al mondo, Pasolini (1998); the trilogy Baccalà, il racconto dell’acqua, Vita, morte e miracoli and Milleuno, la fine del mondo (1998-2000); Radio clandestina (2000); Fabbrica (2002); Scemo di guerra. Roma, 4 Giugno 1944 (2004); La pecora nera. Elogio funebre del manicomio elettrico (2005); Live. Appunti per un film sulla lotta di classe (2006); Il razzismo è una brutta storia (2009); Pro patria (2012); Discorsi alla nazione (2013). In 2007 he filmed the documentary Parole sante, focused on the unstable job theme, and contemporary his first music album got released with the same title; his first feature film is from 2010, La pecora nera, based on the theatre show, narrative of the experience of asylums and the modern society alienation of consumption, who then followed in 2015 the film Viva la sposa. Among his recent publications, a collection of short stories Io cammino in fila indiana (2011), Pro patria (2012), Un anarchico in corsia d’emergenza (with M.L Gargiulo, 2015) and Barzellette (2019).