Luca Ricci is a playwright and a theatre director. He is the artistic director and the founder – with his wife Lucia Franchi – of the theatre company CapoTrave, which is recognized and supported by the Italian Ministry of Culture and by the Region of Tuscany. He worked as director and assistant director in some of the major European Opera houses, including the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and many others. In 2003, in Sansepolcro (Tuscany) he created Kilowatt Festival and since then he has been its artistic director. In 2010 he won the Ubu Prize, the most important Italian prize for Theatre. Since 2010 he has been President of CReSCo, Coordination of the Italian Organizations for the Contemporary Performing Arts.