Goodbye to Enzo Moscato, the great author of post-Eduardo De Filippo theatre


By John

Enzo Moscatowho was born in Naples on 20 April 1948, and was a leading exponent of the new Neapolitan dramaturgy after Eduardo De Filippo, he died this night after a long illness. Author, director and actor, he had set many of his dramas in the Spanish Quarters that he loved so much, telling the social hardships of those inhabitants with stories full of life, complex, contradictory and never straight.

He is considered a great of the theatre, with courageous, archaic and modern texts at the same time. Scannasurice, Signurì signurì, Piece noire, Rasoi, Single girls with some experience, Embargos, Luparella, Ritornanti, Toledo Suite: these are some of the works he wrote, staged and performed in his forty-year career. Since 1990 he was the artistic director of the Enzo Moscato theater company and also held artistic direction positions for the Teatro Mercadante – Stabile of Naples in the years 2003-2006, for the International Theater Festival – Benevento Città Spettacolo in the years 2007-2009. He also frequented the cinema, first of all Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician by Mario Martone with whom he had a great artistic partnership.

Among the many awards, the Idi Award 1988, Ubu Award for Theater 1988 and 1994, Critics Award 1991, Annibale Raiuto Positano Award 2003, Benevento Città Spettacolo Award 2009, Napoli Cultura Award 2013, Ubu Lifetime Achievement Award 2018, Concetta Barra Award 2020 .