DARA MALINA

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Upcoming Projects

The Wild Ones and other plays by Molly Hagan

October 20, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Featuring: Jonathan Randell Silver, Keilly McQuail, Sade Namei

Dixon Place Lounge

Free Admission

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Machinal by Sophie Treadwell

March 5 - 10, 2019

Pace School of Performing Arts

Schaeberle Theater
41 Park Row, 10th Floor

Showtimes and tickets: TBA

DARA MALINA

Selected Works

DARA MALINA

Directing – Classics, Published Works & Adaptations (Selected)

Machinal (UPCOMING)

Sophie Treadwell

Pace University

Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare

Acting Manitou (Oakland, ME)

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

Directing - New Plays (Selected)

Ours

Alexis Roblan

Dixon Place

Samuel (staged reading)

Alexis Roblan

Judson Church

The Andrew Play (staged reading)****

Alexis Roblan

Episcopal Actors Guild

Live Essay

Daaimah Mubashshir

American AF Festival, New Ohio Theatre

Everday Afroplay

Daaimah Mubashshir

The Bushwick Starr

Structure/Race (workshop)

Jillian Walker

JACK

Zola’s Laboratory (staged reading)

Robert Lyons

Ensemble Studio Theatre

Winter

Ryann Weir

Ensemble Studio Theatre

Lost Einstein

Christina Quintana

Ensemble Studio Theatre

Grading

Will Arbery

Ensemble Studio Theatre

Molly, Damian, Martha & Adam

Bleu Beckford-Burrell

Ensemble Studio Theatre

Palm Springs Christmas

Michael Walek

Ensemble Studio Theatre

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

The Protégé

Caitlin Bebb

Exponential Festival, Chez Bushwick

Time Out New York: The Sex Issue

Drew Lewis

The Tank

Stockholm Syndrome

Monet Hurst-Mendoza

The Tank

Green Dot Day

Carey Crim

Samuel French OOB Play Festival

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

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

Film/Opera

Così

W. A. Mozart

The Pleaides Project / Theatrelab

Ophélie

Ambroise Thomas

The Pleaides Project

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)

Residencies, Conferences & Workshops

2018-2019

New Georges JAM

2018

Catwalk Arts Residency — Catskill, NY

2018

New Georges Playwright/Director Jumpstart

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

****Winner, The Thomas Barbour Playwrights Award