Culture Crossing between Puglia and the World: Teresa Ludovico, Kismet/Bari

We proudly present: Teresa Ludovico, artistic director of the famous Kismet theatre in Bari. We became friends some years ago when Teresa, director at the time, told us about her latest project of the heart, “Ekuba”, that she had worked on with a couple of female prisoners in Trani, trained to be an antique greek chorus… Born in Gioia del Colle, a small town in Puglia not far from Bari, the artist started off her career with a range of Italian and international artists. She was an actress with Koreja Theatre (Lecce), assistant director to Marco Martinelli, and developed an early interest in music theatre, writing and performing Medea – Opera senza canto, a music theatre piece composed by Giovanni Tamborrino. Ludovico became artistic director of the Kismet theater just recently, after many years of working there as a permanent director. Her productions have been acclaimed in Japan, Australia and throughout Europe. Since she is about to leave for Japan any time soon, where she usually spends 2 to 3 months a year, working as an associate artist of Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo and the new Za Koenji Public Theatre Tokyo, we’d like to say Hi through a little presentation of her work. Her Japanese productions of The Snow Queen, The Mermaid Princess and Andersen’s The Travelling Companion premiered to great acclaim. Have a great and successful trip, dear Teresa, looking forward to having you back soon!

  • teresa ludovico

    Grazie da Tokyo. Sono in sala prova con gli straordinari attori giapponesi e fra qualche giorno debuttiamo. E’ sempre una grande emozione ritornare in Giappone. Un arrivederci nella nostra bella Puglia. Teresa L.