Biografia

Muta Imago is a theatre company and an artistic research project born in Rome in 2006. It is led by Claudia Sorace, director and Riccardo Fazi, playwright and sound designer. It is composed by all the people who have been, are and will be involved in the realization of the works. Muta Imago is constantly searching for forms and stories that relate the sphere of imagination with that of the present, human, political and social reality, investigating the relationship between the human being and his time.

The company’s shows have been hosted and co-produced for years by the most important national and international festivals, including Romaeuropa Festival, Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, Vie Scena Contemporanea Festival, Biennale Teatro, Santarcangelo Festival Internazionale del Teatro in Piazza, Inteatro Festival, Bassano Opera Festival, Primavera dei Teatri, Biennale dei Giovani Artisti d’Europa e del Mediterraneo; and in several international festivals including Premiéres Festival (Strasbourg), Festival International des Brigittines (Brussels), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Festival Cyl (Salamanca), Fadjr Festival (Tehran), Bipod Festival (Beirut), Clipa Aduma Festival (Tel Aviv), Unidram Festival (Potsdam), Temps d’Images (Cluj-Napoca, Budapest), Teatro/Theater: Italienischer Theaterherbst (Berlin), Escrita Na Pasaigem (Evora), Na Strastnom (Moscow), Sirenos Festival (Vilnius), Mot Festival (Skopje), Festival Notafee (Viljandi).
With his latest productions, including Combattimento (2018), Lontano da qui (2018), Canti Guerrieri (2017) Muta Imago has met the world of musical theatre, collaborating with I Teatri di Reggio Emilia, Romaeuropa Festival, la Stagione Lirica Sperimentale di Spoleto, the Sagra Musicale Malatestiana and the Muziektheater Transparant in Antwerp.
In addition to the production of the shows, Muta Imago has an intense teaching and training activity.
In 2009 the company won the Ubu Special Prize, the ANCT Critics’ Prize and the DE.MO./Movin’UP Prize. In the same year Claudia Sorace won the Premio Cavalierato Giovanile della Provincia di Roma and the Premio Internazionale Valeria Moriconi as “Futuro della scena”; in 2011 she won the prize for best director and best show at the XXIX Fadjr Festival in Tehran. In 2013 the project Art You Lost? was a finalist at the Ubu Awards. Since 2018 the company has been funded by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism as a research and innovation theatre production company.

During 2020, Muta Imago will be working on the new production Sonora Desert, which will make its debut at the Festival Aperto di Reggio Emilia in October 2020 and then repeat at the Romaeuropa Festival and within the season of the Teatro di Roma in November 2020. At the same time it will propose to the public some unpublished formats developed specifically for the residency at the Teatro di Roma – Oceano Indiano: among them Radio India, in collaboration with the other resident companies and Les Cliniques Dramaturgiques, a project of “dramaturgical sharing” presented for the first time in Italy, which includes a week of meetings and comparisons between six international dramaturg.
In 2020 Muta Imago is a resident artist of the Teatro di Roma, within the project Oceano Indiano.
In 2020 Claudia Sorace, together with Francesca Macrì, will take care of the direction and artistic coordination of the Festa di Roma.