Silvia Costa earned a university degree in Visual Arts and Theatre at the IUAV in Venice in 2006. The same year, she began working as an actress with the Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio on the production of Hey Girl! and since then she has been an artistic collaborator on all of Romeo Castellucci’s theatre and opera productions (Vexilla regis prodeunt Inferni, 2008; Inferno at the Avignon Festival, 2009; Sul concetto di volto nel Figlio di Dio, at the Theater der Welt, 2011; Il velo nero del pastore, 2011; Parsifal at La Monnaie, in Brussels, 2011; Folk, at the Ruhrtriennale, 2012; The Four Seasons Restaurant at the Avignon Festival, 2012; Hyperion. Briefe eines Terroristen at Berlin’s Schaubühne, 2013; Orfeo ed Euridice, at the Wiener Festwochen, 2014; M. Feldman’s Neither at the Ruhrtriennale, 2014; The Rite of Spring at the Ruhrtriennale, 2014; Ödipus der Tyrann at Berlin’s Schaubühne, 2015; Le Metope del Partenone, Basle, 2015; Moses und Aron at the Paris Opera, 2015; Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher at the Lyon Opera, 2017; Tannhäuser, at Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper, 2017; Das Floss der Medusa at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, 2018; Salomé at the Salzburg Festival, 2018; and Die Zauberflöte at La Monnaie, in Brussels, 2018).
In 2007, she initiated a creative personal artistic project for the stage.
Silvia Costa proposes a visual, poetic form of theatre which explores image to trigger the thought processes of her audience. An author, director, performer and stage designer, this multifaceted artist uses every artistic medium to conduct her exploration of theatre. A nomad of form, she has staged numerous performances, productions, installations and video presentations.
Her latest creation Dans le pays de l’hiver, inspired by Cesare Pavese’s Dialogues with Leuco, was staged at the Festival d’Automne in Paris and at the MC93 in Bobigny. In 2017 / 2018, she was an associate artist at the Teatro dell’Arte / Triennale in Milan and in 2019, she will be collaborating with the CND Le Quai in Angers. She has also been creating installations for young audiences since 2012. The most recent of these was an adaptation of the Jules Renard novel Carrot Top, which was originally staged at the Festival d’Automne in Paris and the Théâtre NanterreAmandiers in 2016.
Her works have been presented at some of the principal festivals in Italy and abroad.