BIOGRAPHY

Benedetto Sicca is an Italian director, playwright, teacher and performer. Moreover he is in MARE Milano srl board of directors, where he is Artistic Consultant.

 

Theatre

In 2008 founded LUDWIG – officina di linguaggi contemporanei, cultural association that produce most of his theatrical works and where he is the President. 

As playwright and director, since 2009, he has constant relations with many theatres, among which, Teatro Elfo Puccini, Teatro Stabile di Napoli, Nuovo Teatro Nuovo di Napoli, CSS di Udine, ATIR - Teatro Ringhiera, Teatro dei Filodrammatici, Spazio Tertulliano, Circolo Filologico di Milano, Teatro Pubblico Campano, teatro Kismet, Castrovillari; and International Festivals, as Napoli Teatro Festival, Festival Internazionale di Montalcino, IT Festival, Primavera dei Teatri, Festival delle Colline Torinesi, Benevento Città Spettacolo, FIT in Lugano, Festival dei Mondi di Andria. 

He directed, wrote and produced E, ù carestia? (2007), Quella scimmietta di mio figlio (2008), Il Principe Jorgos (2010), Les adieux (2010), Frateme (2011), Il Principe e la Rondine#1 (2012), Salvo i due o tre per le farfalle (2012), Idiots lab and Il silenzio dei cassetti (2013), Il viaggio – la dipendenza, QR code – una mano tu porga a sollevarmi and Il giardino dei ciliegi (2014). 

In 2015 he directed La morte della bellezza, a Teatro Stabile di Napoli production, that also commissioned him the direction of a new translation of Pigmalione by Shaw that will debut on March 2016.

 

Teaching and tutoring

He was Luca Ronconi's Assistant Tutor at Centro Teatrale Santa Cristina. In 2012 he worked with Robert Wilson at Watermill Center (NY) as Executive Producer and Associate Director in the Summer Program projects. From 2013 he teaches at Accademia di Perfezionamento Rodolfo Celletti of the Fondazione Paolo Grassi in Martina Franca and he is Teaching Coordinator of the Campus del Molino Summer Program. He is selector at the European Theatre Department at Fondazione Bogliasco of New York. 

 

Opera

He worked with Luca Ronconi as Assistant Director in Semiramide in 2011. In 2014 he directed La lotta d’Ercole con Acheloo at 40th Festival della Valle d’Itria, performed for the first time in modern days, That succeeded so well that in 2015 he directed at 41st Festival della Valle d'Itria the main stage opera: Medea in Corinto by Simon Mayr conducted by Maestro Fabio Luisi. On May of the same year, he also directed The turn of the screw by Benjamin Britten at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, using, as he already did in Les adieux in 2010, a 3D technique, the stereoscopy, in order to materialize inner ghosts, fears, desires and the audience and the characters most hidden fantasies.

 

Education

In 2003, after the graduation in Law, he graduated as actor at the Accademia Nazionale d Arte Drammatica “Silvio D’Amico” in Rome. Right away he started woking in the Cinema, Radio and Television, both as actor and author. He worked with Luca Ronconi (in 2006 he gets the high level masterclass degree at the Centro Teatrale Santa Cristina, directed by Luca Ronconi), with Massimo Castri, Mario Martone, Lorenzo Salveti, Giuseppe Marini e Ninni Bruschetta. In 2008 studied with Chiara Guidi the molecular vocal-sound techniques, and worked with the Societas Raffaello Sanzio. In these years he perfected the study of the singing with Maestro Federighi and he studied dubbing with Mario Maldesi and movement with Nikolaj Karpov, Julie Stanzack and Maria Consagra.