On Stage

On Stage

Here are some of the plays I directed over the years:

Whereas Puppies Are Adorable by Tom Reed

The PIT, NYC Within the Raucous Caucus political theatre festival organized by Box Wine Theatre at The PIT, I directed Tom Reed’s Whereas Puppies Are Adorable, a scathing critique of the current over-conflicted Congressional atmosphere. Everything is debatable, even the most innocuous bill proposed by a rookie house representative simply…
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Fru Mary by Berioska Ipinza

440 Studios, Black Box Studio, NYC In my second collaboration with Chilean NYC-based company LaMicro Theater, I directed Berioska Ipinza’s Fru Mary, an exploration of how two siblings use their imagination to cope with being abandoned by their mother. Digging into the potentiality of this play, two talented performers, Daniela…
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Your [_____] Neighborhood

Center for Performance Research, NYC Between April and May 2015 I was invited to my second artist residency with Forwardflux for three weeks of intense collaborative exploration of how neighborhoods are transformed, gentrified, or even colonized. Through meetings once a week with the whole group of participants and more intimate…
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The Liar by Carlo Goldoni

Kline Theatre, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA. The Theatre Arts Department at Gettysburg College asked me to direct a mainstage production during the 2008-09 season. Thus, I adapted and translated the play into English in collaboration with Susan Russell, Chair and Professor of Theater Arts. The action was set in contemporary…
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Ohio lmpromptu by Samuel Beckett

Some obscure black-box room in snowy Madison, Wisconsin In this theoretically infused production I worked with Stephen O’Connell, a talented MFA actor, to deconstruct the idea of “presence” by having the actor play both parts of the play, first in front of a mirror, then to a video of himself…
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The Seagull (A Fragment) from Chekhov

Stanislavsky’s House Museum, Moscow, Russia The final directing project of the professional development “School after Theater” session held in Moscow consisted in choosing a short section of Chekhov’s The Seagull to be performed as an entire show. I worked with four actors from the Swedish National Theatre, plus many master…
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Miracles by Alessandro Rossi

Alfredo Chiesa Theatre, Milan, Italy A contemporary script satirizing the dangerous overlapping in the Italian system of media and politics, both under the influence of prime minister Berlusconi, here called “The Man Who Smiles.” The cool part was that since each of the components of the company “Movimenti Maldestri” was…
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The Wisteria by Serge Rezvani

School of Dramatic Art “Paolo Grassi”, Milan, Italy Villa Casalini, Rovigo, Italy A play by a visionary Iranian/French contemporary author. I staged it first in a circus setting, then in an actual Italian villa, where the fictional action takes place. The two versions tackled the challenge of how to show…
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