News Archives

Fall 2014/Winter 2015

The past six months of directing adventures have included:
– Tarell McCraney’s THE ANTONY & CLEOPATRA project for The McCarter Theater,
– working with the Public Theater/Oregon Shakespeare Festival on a co-produced workshop of Rhianna Yazzie’s historcialy-based drama about Pocahontas, MATACHANNA, at the Inge Center in Kansas,
– a staged reading of Sarah Burgess’ hysterically heart-breaking CAMDENSIDE with Stu42,
– a workshop of Dipika Guha’s lyric, epic and gorgeous GAMAN with Fault Line Theater
– presenting my adaptation of Wedekind’s LULU for both the Drama League and Dixon Place.

It’s been a completely rewarding and invigorating time.

I would like to say that I will post more often, but I don’t want to lie to you.

Thanks for keeping up with my work!

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Posted on February 27, 2015

NYT Critics Pick

press-nytimesThe World’s Fair Plays are a NYT Critics Pick this week!

Read the review here, and learn more about this “inventively staged” production.

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Posted on July 24, 2014

LAVA’s Tracks

We’re flying high at Dixon Place – this is truly a unique, death-defying, gorgeous 60 minutes of performance.  Village Voice and NY Times recommended – don’t miss it!

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Posted on April 30, 2014


That’s So NY stopped by an AOB tech rehearsal and I gave a short interview.

There’s some beautiful b-roll of Dipika Guha’s The Art of Gaman, and you can catch the feature on PBS throughout March – as well as right here any time you want.

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Posted on March 2, 2014

Opening at City Center!

The Architecture of Becoming

February 28 – March 23, 2014

The 15 hottest theater artists in NYC bring you this evocative theatrical tapestry.


A lost postcard, the ghost of an opera diva and the siren call of the City. Erupting from the shadows of New York City Center, expect history and mystery in this world premiere production.

written by Kara Lee CorthronSarah GancherVirginia GriseDipika GuhaLauren Yee

directed by Elena AraozLydia FortLauren Keating

produced by Deadria HarringtonJane JungMeropi PeponidesAktina StathakiLanie Zipoy

  • February 28 – March 23, 2014

  • 7:30pm Tuesday-Friday
    2:30pm & 7:30pm Saturday
    2:30pm Sunday
  • 90 mins, no intermission

    Claudia Acosta
    Vanessa Kai
    Christopher Livingston
    Jon Norman Schneider
    Danielle Skraastad
  • Scenery and Lighting Design by Justin Townsend
    Costume Design by Kate Fry
    Sound Design by Elisheba Ittoop

    – See more at:

    Posted in News
    Posted on February 27, 2014

    New AoB Trailer

    Up and running until March 23rd

    Check out some clips from the show in the latest trailer!

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    Posted on February 1, 2014


    I’m Producing Artistic Director of an engaging/engaged festival of new works – hope you can join us!

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    Posted on January 10, 2014

    2014 at City Center

    After a busy summer that included directing readings and workshops of HARMONIOUS PIMPS, HAMLET and FILL OUR MOUTHS in NYC and Deb Salem Smith‘s FAITHFUL CHEATERS for Trinity Rep in Providence, as well as devising a new work with McCarter Theatre‘s Conservatory in NJ, I’m looking towards next season.

    It’s official, THE ARCHITECTURE OF BECOMING will premiere Off-Broadway at New York City Center, running Feb – March.  More info here.

    The Architecture of Becoming

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    Posted on August 16, 2013

    Drama League New Director/New Work Grant

    Very excited to be back in development with uber-talented playwright Lauren Feldman on her bilingual play FILL OUR MOUTHS.  Below are some shoots from our first week working with an incredibly adventurous and inspiring company.  We’ll all reconvene at the end of the month to continue working.

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    Posted on July 9, 2013

    New Leadership Position

    I’m elated to announce that I will be joining LAVA as their General Manager.  LAVA is Brooklyn-based dance company that combines  acrobatics and theater into their adventurous and often high-flying work.  With fourteen years of rigorous artistic and organizational growth, international touring and critical success behind them, I’m thrilled to be taking LAVA to even new heights.

    If you missed our recent show at BAM, which the NY Times called “tender and primal,” check it out here.

    And, sign up to keep up with shows and events here.

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    Posted on June 15, 2013