Italian writer, dramatist, director and actor Ascanio Celestini (b. 1972), is ranked among the followers of the renowned and versatile artist Dario Fo. Working with narrative theatre, he plays with language, toying with words and their meanings, and his witty, provocative, stirring and often moving texts hone in on the contemporary world, its struggles and its hidden corners, be they social inequality, child labour, the impending environmental disaster or government corruption.
About the company
The National Theatre’s Drama Ensemble is the largest company of its kind in the Czech Republic. In our programming, we strive to include works of the classical and contemporary Czech and international repertoires, as well as original projects and Czech premieres. Our productions are visually compelling and exquisitely staged. We produce eight new productions a year, while also pursuing a host of accompanying activities, including educational programmes and the international festival Prague Crossroads.