Giorgio Crisafi was born on 29th January 1952 in Todi, where he attended Liceo Classico Jacopone da Todi before he moved to study History of Theatre and History of Art at the University of Bologna with Francesco Arcangeli, Flavio Caroli and Renato Barilli. His artistic practice has always ranged from Theatre to Art and Poetry. Over forty years of acting, he took part in eighty productions with notable companies and national theatres. In 1981 he was directed by Graham Vick in the national premiere of Mozart’s Zaide (libretto by Italo Calvino) and Ionesco’s The Chairs. He worked in theatre productions with the likes of composer Hans Werner Henze, director Luigi Squarzina and author Enzo Siciliano. From 1983 to 1986 he organised a theatre and music festival in Todi with Enzo Siciliano e Alessio Vlad. All the while he staged his theatre company productions that he authored, directed and/or interpreted, winning in 1998 a prize at the National Festival of Monodrama of Monte Castello Vibio (PG) with for his play Parte del Gioco (set-designer by Bruno Ceccobelli). In the ’70s and ’80s he worked with renowned artists such as Beverly Pepper, Titina Maselli, Nino Caruso and Piero Dorazio, curating the archive and catalogue raisonné of the latter’s works (Piero Dorazio, ed. Alfieri, 1977). Since 2004, has worked as a sculptor in his ceramic studio in Todi, with Nino Caruso as his mentor. He has exhibited his work in Rome, Umbria, Emilia Romagna and Calabria, and, most recently, in the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna as part of the exhibition ‘Contemporary Italian Ceramists’ (2015). His poetry is published on Nuovi Argomenti and Alfabeta as well as on the anthology Almanacco dello Specchio (Mondadori, 1989) where it was introduced by Giorgio Caproni and Enzo Siciliano. In 2014 he published a poetry collection titled In tournée (ed. AG Book Publishing). He lives in Todi and Rome.