In 1983, in Montreal, French-Italian director Rene Migliaccio started research on an acting style described as "expressionistic realism." with Louise Boisvert. That same year, he founded the Drama Theatre Company, with Sophocles Antigone as its first production. By the following year, Migliaccio headed an acting school called Drama Studio where he directed works by Genet, Brecht, de Musset and adaptations from works by David Mamet and Maxim Gorki. In 1987, Migliaccio directed a production in Los Angeles' Fringe Festival. Migliaccio received Best Director Award from Los Angeles Drama Logue for Armaggedon Outta Here. In 1988 he directed Deathwatch by Jean Genet at The Powerhouse in Santa Monica. The production was nominated for Best Ensemble Performance and received the Best Lighting Award form the critics at LA Weekly. Awake and Sing by Clifford Odets followed and was named by the Los Angeles Times as Best Theatre of 1989.

Black Moon Productions was founded by Migliaccio in 1990. In 1995, Migliaccio directed both Fear and Misery of the Third Reich and an adaptation of the classic film, Nosferatu, in Paris. In 1996, he brought the production of Fear and Misery of the Third Reich to Los Angeles in a co-production with the Los Angeles Playhouse. The production, composed of French and American actors, marked his debut with the Open Fist Theatre Company. In 1997, Migliaccio directed the Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni at the Los Angeles Playhouse.

In 1998, Migliaccio, honored as the Visiting Assistant Professor and Guest Director at the School of Theatre, Film, and Television at University of California at Los Angeles, directed The Cenci by Antonin Artaud. The production traveled to Paris to participate in an international university festival lead by Migliaccio. In 1999, Migliaccio directed Medea by Euripides with the Telluride Repertory Theatre Company, followed by his adaptation of Nosferatu, in 2000. Nosferatu performed in New York City at the Here Arts Center in May 2000, Telluride, Colorado in July 2000, and at the Prithvi International Theatre Festival in Mumbai, India in November 2000. Migliaccio directed The Game of Love and Chance by Marivaux in Mumbai, India in January 2001.

In March 2001 Migliaccio established the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization Black Moon Theatre Company with Lori Vincent in Brooklyn, NY. BMTC produced The Bakkhai by Euripides in September/October 2001 at The Here Arts Center, NYC. Two community plays include The Servant of Two Masters, their educational outreach performance and The Madman and The Nun by Stanislav Witkievitz. In Spring 2002, Migliaccio directed Vies Privees by Louise Boisvert in Montreal, Canada.

His next multi-media production of Kafka's The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka was presented at both the New York International Fringe Festival in August 2002 and The Philadelphia Fringe Festival in September 2002. Kafka's The Metamorphosis was then invited to present at LaMama Etc., New York City from October 30-November 10, 200

Their 2003 season began with the production of The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, to be presented at The Lincoln Center, in May. Migliaccio also directed Don Juan by Moliere for Stages of Learning Company. In 2004, Kafka's The Metamorphosis received critical acclaim at The Prague and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. The production toured the UK and Germany in May-June 2005. In the Fall of 2007, Migliaccio directed the Kafka Series - The Metamorphosis and The Trial - at Theatro LaTea, New York.

In 2009, Migliaccio directed an original multi media creation entitled Fragments, which examines women's struggle against patriarchal social construct; and Dante's Divina Commedia - Inferno, which received critical acclaim. In 2010, Dante's Divina Commedia was presented at the Prague International Fringe Festival. In 2011, Rene directed Salome by Oscar Wilde and a multi-media production of The Maids by Jean Genet, an international collaboration with kompani krapp, norway. In 2012, he will direct Fear and Misery of the Third Reich by Bertolt Brecht, and an original play: Ponzi, A dollar and a Scheme written by Alessio Bordoni.

In 20012, Rene Migliaccio founded La Compagnie de la Lettre 5 in Montreal (Canada). His directing credits include: The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere, The Lower depths by Gorki, and Lulu by Franz Wedekind.


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