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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:

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    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.

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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

    New Plays for the Brooklyn Museum This Saturday

    I’m thrilled to be directing new plays by Bekah Brunstetter and Kara Lee Corthron for the Brooklyn Museum this Saturday, May 4th.  The plays are inspired by the Sargent paintings now on view and will play in the galleries themselves, on loop, from 7 – 9pm.  Click the image below for more details, and come check us out!

    by Bekah Brunstetter
    featuring: Jon Dyrud and Monica Hammond

    by Kara Lee Corthron
    featuring: Francesca Choy-Kee and Ayesha Ngaujah

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    Posted on May 1, 2013

    Collapse, Spring Break and Women in the World Summit

    Spring break for NYC public schools could not have been timed more perfectly.  While my residency classes are off enjoying a well deserved break, I’m diving into COLLAPSE.  We head into tech next week – get your tickets here!

    And, especially thrilled to be representing the Women’s Project at the Women in the World Summit this year.  Innovators and revolutionaries from around the globe sharing knowledge and inspitation.  And Hillary and Oprah will be there, of course.

    Happy Spring!

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    Posted on March 26, 2013