Dara Malina is a director of theatre, live art, opera, film

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Dara Malina is a director of theatre, performance, opera and video. She recently directed a workshop of Jillian Walker’s STRUCTURE/RACE at JACK and playwright/performer Daaimah Mubashshir in a solo piece at the AMERICAN AS F*CK festival at the New Ohio Theatre. Her experiments in performance include THIS IS A PROTEST OF WHAT HAPPENED (The Brick), Clarice Lispector’s THE HOUR OF THE STAR (Connelly Theater), Müller’s HAMLETMACHINE, LILITH (Columbia Stages), BLANCHE IN A BOX, HYSTERIA PROJECT/BEAUTIFUL WOMEN EATING CAKE (chashama), LES BOUDOIRS DES DEUX FEMMES (chashama; Bushwick SITE festival), and THE POST-STRUCTURALIST UTOPIA: NOW, WITH CATS! (chashama; Ugly Ducking Presse 2015 Emergency INDEX). She has collaborated with playwrights at Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Tank, Dixon Place, JACK, The Flea, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre. Recently, Dara directed COSÌ, an opera film featuring Mozart’s COSÌ FAN TUTTE and is currently working on OPHÉLIE, a second opera film. MFA Theatre Directing, Columbia University. Next, she is directing Caitlin Bebb in her solo piece, THE PROTÉGÉ, at The Exponential Festival at Chez Bushwick in January 2018.


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