People

Anna Gesualdi

Director
AltoFest
Italy

Anna Gesualdi is an independent director, researcher, curator. In 2006, with Giovanni Trono, she co-founded the Theatre and Dance Company TeatrInGestAzione based in Naples. Anna and Giovanni work at national and international level, having presented work in remarkable contexts such as Institut für Theater Film und Medienwissenschaft – Goethe Universität, La Soffitta, DAMS University of Bologna; CRT Triennale Teatro dell’Arte; Napoli Teatro Festival.

From 2006 to 2014, they led a theatre project at the OPG (Criminal Psychiatric Prison) in Aversa and then Poggioreale Prison, in Naples. In 2011, they founded the National Network of Theatre in Prison. Since 2015, they have been directors of “Arrevuoto”, a pedagogical project focused on youth theatre with the National Theatre of Naples. They are creators and curators of complex projects, such as Altofragile and Altofest – International Contemporary Live Arts Festival, which won the Funder35 prize in 2016. In 2017, EFA assigned to Altofest the EFFE Award, as one of the six most remarkable festivals in Europe. Moreover, Foundation Valletta 2018 commissioned to Gesualdi | Trono a special edition of Altofest, to be held in Malta, for the cultural programme of Valletta 2018  European Capital of Culture.