Lella Costa, author and actress, holds a BA degree in Italian literature and graduated at the Accademia dei Filodrammatici in Milan. She performed her first monologue, entitled “Repertorio” in 1980.
In January 1996 she staged “Stanca di Guerra” (Tired of War) co-written with the writer Alessandro Baricco. In 2001 she took part in the “Vagina Monologues”. In 2008 she was the only Italian actress to be invited to the V-Day USA in New Orleans. In October 2002 her show “Traviata” was premiered at the Arena Del Sole Theater in Bologna. In 2005 she premiered “Alice, una meraviglia di Paese” (Alice, a Wonder Land) co-written with Giorgio Gallione, Massimo Cirri and Adriano Sofri (music by Stefano Bollani).
In 2015 a new project “Human”, saw the actress compete in a very high performance of civil theater, together with the director Marco Baliani, with whom she edited the dramaturgy, the stylist Antonio Marras (scenes and costumes) and Paolo Fresu (music), highlighting the disorientation that affects the different social classes when facing migration.
In the last years – since 2013 - she took part to “Wounded to Death” representing on stage - in Italy and abroad - Serena Dandini’s stories about the tragedy of femicide, giving voice to all dead women.
Along with her theatrical activity, she has also been involved in several and significant participations in radio and television broadcasts; at the same time she carries out a consistent civic engagement.