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Giulio Cesare Perrone is a playwright, set and costume designer as well as a stage director. He recently co-founded the Inferno Theatre Company in the San Francisco Bay Area. Giulio began his career in his native Italy where he directed and designed mainly for the theatre. Since his arrival in the United States in 1995, he has directed and designed for both the theatre and opera. He was the recipient of a 2000 Pew National Artists Residency grant with Dell?Arte International for his adaptation of Milton?s Paradise Lost. Giulio wrote, designed and directed two fully staged fragments of Paradise Lost before completing the third, and final, production in March 2002. Paradise Lost: The Clone of God went on tour in May 2002 to Croatia and Hungary. He has since received a 2002 Pew-Theatre Communications Group grant for his adaptation of The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova. Giulio graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti ?Brera? in Milan in 1988, designing 28 productions for Italy?s most important festivals, resident and touring companies as well as directing Mourning Becomes Electra, Pentesilea and Andre?s Mother before moving to the United States in 1995. His American design debut was the Laguna Playhouse production of Goldoni?s The Liar, for which he won a Drama-Logue award. Now a US resident, Giulio has 140 theatre and opera productions to his credit. He has worked for theatres and opera companies including the San Diego Repertory Theatre, the San Jose Repertory Theatre, Festival Opera, Dell?Arte International, the ACT Academy, Opera San Jose, Foghouse Productions, California Shakespeare Festival, TheatreWorks, A Travelling Jewish Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, and the Magic Theatre.