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RENE MIGLIACCIO is a director of international reputation and the artistic director of Black Moon Theatre Company (New York) and La Compagnie de la Lettre 5 (Montreal). His productions have been seen in Norway, England, France, India, USA, Czechoslovakia and Scotland. He has taught in France, Canada, India and the United States.
In the 1980s, he directed: French Kiss (loosely based on Sexual Perversity in Chicago by David Mamet), Mess (adaptation of Maxim Gorky's Lower depths); Armageddon Outta Here (Directing award from Drama Logue), Haute Surevillance by Genet and Awake and Sing by Clifford Odets (Best production of the year by the Los Angeles Times.)
In the 1990s, he directed Fear and Misery of the Third Reich by B. Brecht and a stage adaptation of Murnau's Nosferatu (Universities Paris VI and VII); in Los Angeles, he plays Truffaldino (Harlequin) in Harlequin, Servant of Two Masters by Goldoni, which he is also directing. In 1997, he was hired as a drama teacher at the School of Theatre at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and directed The Cenci by Antonin Artaud.
In 2001, he founded in Brooklyn, Black Moon Theatre Company. He directs The Bakkhai by Euripides in 2002 and works in a multimedia production of Kafka's Metamorphosis, which toured internationally from 2002 to 2006 (New York, Philadelphia, Prague and Edinburgh, England and Germany). Since then he has directed in New York The Trial by Kafka, Dante's Inferno, Salome by Oscar Wilde, and in Norway, The Maids by Jean Genet.
In 2012, he directed at Montreal Fear and Misery of the Third Reich by Bertolt Brecht, a show produced by Artefact Theatre. The same year he moved to Montreal and founded La Compagnie de la Lettre 5. With his newly formed company, he directed The Imaginary Invalid by Molière. In February 2013, he directed The Lower Depths Gorky (Compagnie de la Lettre 5), and in New York, with his company Black Moon Theatre Company, Ponzi: A Dollar and Scheme. In 2014, he staged in Montreal Franz Wedekind's Lulu la Compagnie de la Lettre 5.