Margherita Scalise is a theatre maker and dramaturg from Italy. She is currently based in Brussels and works among Belgium, Italy and other places in Europe. After her bachelor’s degrees in Cultural Heritage Studies at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan) and in Theatre Directing at the Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi (Milan), she’s been working as assistant director and choreographer for Wim Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez, in Brussels (2019- present). She also worked as assistant director for Gabriele Vacis at the Teatro Stabile di Torino. In 2021 she took part in the European project “Micro&Macro Dramaturgy in Dance” and in the studies of the International School of Theatre Anthropology, led by Eugenio Barba and Julia Varley; in 2022 she was part of Guy Cools’ seminary on Dance Dramaturgy organized by Anghiari Dance Hub.
In March 2022 she has directed CRACK!, a dance-theatre solo, premiered at Plateau22 Festival in Leuven. She has been also working as dramaturg for several makers, like Lotte Suvee (Brussels), Alexandros Anastasiadis (Brussels), Cantiere Idina Who (Pesaro, IT) and Marco Merenda (Hamburg).
Between 2015 and 2022 she has created 12 different pieces, ranging from theatre to dance and performance. She has also directed four short movies.
She co-founded R.A.C. (Regist_ A Confronto), the first Italian trade association for theatre directors.
The coexistence of her three jobs (theatre maker, dramaturg and artistic assistant) is a proud claim of the mutual enrichment of forms and contents in her artistic and working life.