Ilana Becker
Joined 2020-04-16 17:42:25

Ilana Becker is a producer and director specializing in new play and musical development, investigative and verbatim material, community-driven projects, and arts education. In addition to currently serving as The Civilians’ R&D Group Program Director, she has been a member of the staffs of All For One Theater, Lincoln Center Education, and Bret Adams Ltd, and spent a year as the Associate Artistic Director and Interim Artistic Director of Company of Fools/Sun Valley Center for the Arts. Line Producing includes work with CollaborationTown, All For One, and Jewish Plays Project. Ilana is the creator of Argument Sessions, a series of ongoing immersive theatrical events weaving verbatim SCOTUS transcripts with collaboratively developed original material. She is a member of the WP Theater 2018-2020 Producers Lab, and an alum of the Civilians’ R&D Group, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, DirectorsLabChicago, Fresh Ground Pepper PlayGroup, as well as a Playwrights Horizons Robert Moss Directing Fellow and an Emerging Leader of NY Arts Fellow. Much gratitude to Megan and EllaRose for laying the R&D Group groundwork.

Ilana Becker's articles

Civilians’ R&D In Process: Directing Theater Now

In our R&D In Process Series, members of our 2019-20 R&D Group take us behind-the-scenes of their projects in development. Today, Whitney Mosery discusses directing theater in an uncertain moment and her work on Kate Douglas and Grace McLean's musical "Against Women & Music!" It will receive a work-in-progress showing on June 22 at 3pm.

Civilians’ R&D In Process: AFRIKAN•ISCH

Ilana Becker interviewed R&D Group member Darrel Alejandro Holnes about his research process and his impetus for writing AFRIKAN•ISCH, a new play cycle drawing on ethnographic interviews Holnes conducted within Black communities in Berlin. Black Feminist Video Game, the first work in the cycle, will receive a work-in-progress showing on 6/10.

Introducing the 2020 R&D In Process Series on Extended Play

R&D Group Program Director Ilana Becker introduces the six projects in development in the 2019-20 R&D Group. Over the next several weeks, Extended Play will be publishing interviews, songs, articles and more from the R&D artists, including previews of their work and behind-the-scenes insights into their diverse research processes.