Born in 1981, Ciro Esposito was passionate about the theatre from a young age, and made his debut in 1992 with the film ‘Io speriamo che me la cavo’ – this marked the beginning of his cinema and television career.
His 2020 residency at the Maison Maria Casarès took place in collaboration with Valentina Carbonara, working on their joint project ‘Di questa vergognosa tenerezza’. Her role was as director and he played the principal character – Caligula. The project was inspired by Albert Camus’ famous play of the same name. During the residency, the pair worked on a critical and comparative study of the different versions of the work to bring their own project to life. ‘Di questa vergognosa tenerezza’ was conceived as a tragedy for a single actor, putting on stage all the different versions of the text written by Camus between 1939 and 1958 and paying particular attention to the lines which were removed from the final version of 1958.