DARA MALINA

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DARA MALINA

Recent Projects

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Directed by Dara Malina

July, 2018

Acting Manitou

OURS by Alexis Roblan

Directed by Dara Malina

Tuesday, May 29, 7:30pm

Dixon Place

A (mostly) one-person play about family, responsibility, positive thinking, and repeated horrific alien abductions.

THE DOCTOR & THE DEVILS by Dylan Thomas

Adapted by Katherine Kahrs & Jonathan Randell Silver

Music & Lyrics by Lacy Rose

Directed by Dara Malina

Friday, June 22nd 7pm

The Ensemble Studio Theatre

THE ANDREW PLAY by Alexis Roblan

Winner: The Thomas Barbour Playwrights Award

Directed by Dara Malina

Wednesday, March 14, 7:00pm

Guild Hall (1 East 29th Street, NYC 10016)

Andrew dies, suddenly. His little sister, Lena, is lost. His older sister, Kate, is pissed. A play about siblings, loss, the confusing poetry of grief, and who owns your memory when you’re gone.

TIME OUT NEW YORK: THE SEX ISSUE by Drew Lewis

Directed by Dara Malina

Featuring: Meredith Floreza and Max Eddy

Wednesday, February 21 and Thursday, February 22, 2018

7x7 at The Tank

THE PROTÉGÉ

Written + performed by Caitlin Bebb

Directed by Dara Malina

Sound Collaboration with Peter Mills Weiss

January 13-14, 2018

Motivational Speaker & Life Coach, Caitlin travels from California to New York City to spread the message of her Grandfather’s teachings in a genre-defying journey equal parts SelfHelp-DanceParty-Workshop-Baptism...in a desperate attempt to heal others, will she save herself?​ ​

DARA MALINA

Selected Works

DARA MALINA

Directing - New Plays (Selected)

Grading

Will Arbery

Ensemble Studio Theatre

The Protégé

Caitlin Bebb

Exponential Festival, Chez Bushwick

Molly, Damian, Martha & Adam

Bleu Beckford-Burrell

Ensemble Studio Theatre

Palm Springs Christmas

Michael Walek

Ensemble Studio Theatre

Live Essay

Daaimah Mubashshir

American AF Festival, New Ohio Theatre

Everday Afroplay

Daaimah Mubashshir

The Bushwick Starr

Structure/Race (workshop)

Jillian Walker

JACK

Green Dot Day

Carey Crim

Samuel French OOB Play Festival

Samuel (staged reading)

Alexis Roblan

Judson Church

You Feel So Far Away Right Now (staged reading)

Alexis Roblan

440 Studios/Crashbox

Two Clowns

Claire Kiechel

Ensemble Studio Theatre

Fear

Leah Nanako Winkler

Ensemble Studio Theatre

Shame: A Parable

Alex Borinsky

Ensemble Studio Theatre

Big Easy Death Party

Mariah MacCarthy

Ensemble Studio Theatre

50 Foot Drop

Will Snider

Ensemble Studio Theatre

Stockholm Syndrome

Monet Hurst-Mendoza

The Tank

Lights Outside: Episode 2

Tommy Smith

#serials @ The Flea

Things I Never Learned In Physics

Laura Zlatos

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

Scrapland

Hannah Bisewski

Signature Theatre

Yeah Girl, Whatever

Elizabeth Irwin

Dramatic Question Theatre/ART-NY

I Love Dead Things

Caitlin Saylor Stephens

Dixon Place

Barnaby*

Liza Birkenmeier

BoCoCa Arts Festival

Plight of the Apothecary

Liza Birkenmeier

Brooklyn Arts Exchange

Film/Opera

Così

W. A. Mozart

The Pleaides Project / Theatrelab

Ophélie

Ambroise Thomas

The Pleaides Project

Devised Work (Selected)

This is a Protest of What Happened

This is Not Normal Festival at The Brick

edge of nothing

The Clarice Factor Symposium on Clarice Lispector at Columbia University

The Post-Structuralist Utopia: Now, With Cats!***

chashama | Bushwick Open Studios

Blanche in a Box

chashama

Hysteria Project/beautiful women eating cake

chashama | Grace Exhibition Space | Wildlife Gallery

les boudoirs des deux femmes

chashama | Grace Exhibition Space

trans. : an installation piece

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Lilith

Columbia Stages

Directing – Published Works (Selected)

The Hour of the Star (adaptation) **

Clarice Lispector

Connelly Theatre/Columbia Stages

Hamletmachine

Heiner Müller

Columbia Stages

Uncle Vanya

Anton Chekhov

Columbia Stages

Summer in the Country

Anton Chekhov

Williamstown Theatre Festival

The Elephant Calf

Bertolt Brecht

Williamstown Theatre Festival

New Year’s Eve

Donald Margulies

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Assistant/Associate Directing (Selected)

Marvin’s Room (substitute AD)

Roundabout Theatre Company

Dir. Anne Kaufman

Maria Stuart (2nd AD)

Toneelgroep Amsterdam

Dir. Ivo van Hove

Mission Drift

TEAM/BRIC Lab

Dir. Rachel Chavkin

Elijah Green

The Kitchen

Dir. Andrew Ondrejcak

Caucasian Chalk Circle

PL115/The Chocolate Factory

Dir. Alice Reagan

The Solutions Grassroots Tour

Irondale Center

Dir. Josh Fox

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Dir. Jessica Stone

The Money Show

HERE Arts Center

Dir. Pirronne Yousefzadeh

Education

MFA Theatre Directing, Columbia University School of the Arts

BA Drama & Art History, Washington University in St. Louis, cum laude (Awarded John G. Jutkowitz Memorial Prize in Performing Arts)

Teaching Experience

2017

18th/19th Century Drama (History and Scene Study), New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts

2017

Guest Director, Devised Theatre Production at Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2017

Devising Workshop at Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2017

Modern Drama 1890-1920 (History and Scene Study), New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts

2016

Directing/Devising Workshop at Co-Op Arts High School, New Haven, CT

2014

Viewpoints/Composition Workshop, Dylan Levers Film

2012

Viewpoints/Composition Workshops, Williamstown Theatre Festival

Conferences & Workshops

2016

Creative Capital Summer Intensive

2015

Asylum Arts: International Jewish Artist Retreat – Garrison, NY

2014

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership Program

2014

Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit, Columbia University

2013

INSTED at ITs Festival Amsterdam, International Student Directors Conference – Amsterdam, NL

2012

Williamstown Theatre Festival, Directing Corps – Williamstown, MA

2009

Workshop: Instruction in Devising Theatre Within a Democracy with Rachel Chavkin & TEAM

2007

The Globe Theatre: Acting & Directing Intensive – London, UK


*Winner Best Show

**Recipient of an Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant

***Included in Ugly Duckling Press Emergency INDEX 2015