Valentina Rosati is an award-winning theatre director from Italy. She graduated from the Accademia Nazionale D`Arte Drammatica ‘Silvio D'Amico’ in Rome with a diploma in theatre directing and has worked as a director, actress, performer and educator for over 15 years. During this time, she staged shows spanning from classical theatre to contemporary dramaturgy, and more recently from site-specific to circus theatre and contemporary Opera.
Credits include: "Twelfth Night " by W. Shakespeare, “Hamlet” by W. Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by W. Shakespeare, "4:48 Psychosis" by Sarah Kane, "Benji" by Claire Dowie, “Ariadne Auf Naxos” by Jirí Antonín Benda with FORM - Marche Philharmonic Orchestra, "Phedra Reviewed in Parts" by Andrea Cosentino, “MilesGloriosus” by T.M. Plauto, “Insomnia Is Appropriate For Electra” by Valentina Rosati, “Tre Per Zero Project: Villa Noir” a Site-Specific by Valentina Rosati, “LUX” a Circus Theatre project by Valentina Rosati. Her last Italian production, the contemporary opera "Funeral Play" composed by Caterina di Cecca, has debuted at the International Festival of Contemporary Music in Biennale of Venice.
In 2014 Valentina moved to London, driven by a newfound will to learn a new language and open to a wider artistic landscape.
In this diverse and multicultural environment, she started to develop a keen interest in new ways of making theatre. In London, she performed with “PartSuspended”, a group of physical and visual devised theatre (Queen’s Mary University and Central Saint Martins) and directed the Encore theatre company (South Bank University). In 2018 she started a master's degree at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in Applied Theatre and The Criminal Justice System. During the first year, she founded the Central Italian Society (now renamed Multicultural Applied Theatre Society-MAT) where she has been developing the International Applied Theatre Project (IATP), collaborating with participants from all around the world.
As part of her academic research on the criminal justice system in the US and UK, she has been a guest of the University of Michigan, working with the Prisoner Creative Arts Project (PCAP) program in numerous correctional facilities and communities in the Michigan state. In February 2020 she has been part of a project to enrich the relationship between inmates and their families at the HM Prison of Erlestoke (UK).
She has a history of working sensitively with young people's voices on projects that reflect the artistic value of the theatre produced. In 2019 she met the playwright Nina Lemon and started a collaboration with her company, Peer Productions.