Lileana Blain-Cruz is a New York born and based theater director. Her works take a variety of forms, from devised events, to radical interpretations of classical work, to installation and performance art and new plays. Her works include Red Speedo (by Lucas Hnath), New York Theater Workshop, New York, NY (2016); SALOME (work-in-progress performance) at JACK, New York, NY (2015); Much Ado About Nothing at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR (2015); War (by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins), Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT (2014); and Hollow Roots (by Christina Anderson), Under The Radar Festival, New York, NY (2013). Her residencies and awards include the Sundance Theater Lab Residency, Sundance Institute, UT (2015), the New York Theater Workshop 2050 Fellowship, New York Theater Workshop, New York, NY (2013), the Pierre Andre-Salim Directing Prize, Yale School of Drama, New Haven, CT (2012); the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Lincoln Center, New York, NY (2008); and the Allen Lee Hughes Directing Fellow, Arena Stage, Washington D.C. (2007). Blain-Cruz received a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama.


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