Over the next several weeks, members of our 2019-20 R&D Group will take us behind-the-scenes of their projects in development. First up is Rachel Dickstein, director and co-creator of “Candidate X” with writer Aisha Zia and composer Kamala Sankaram. It will receive a work-in-progress showing on June 5 at 3:00pm EDT.
Rachel Dickstein (Artistic Director, Ripe Time) is the artistic director of Ripe Time in Brooklyn, NY. She has devised, choreographed, and directed the critically acclaimed Haruki Murakami’s SLEEP (BAM Next Wave Festival, Yale Rep, Annenberg Center for the Arts/University of Pennsylvania), THE WORLD IS ROUND (BAM-Fisher, Obie Award, Special Citation, Finalist for 2014 Richard Rodgers Award), SEPTIMUS AND CLARISSA (Joe A. Calloway, Drama Desk, Drama League, Drama Desk nominations) at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, FIRE THROWS (based on ANTIGONE) at 3LD, INNOCENTS, BETROTHED at the Ohio Theatre. Other: Kamala Sankaram's THUMBPRINT (LA Opera, Prototype), Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd's IN WHAT LANGUAGE? (Asia Society, REDCAT, PICA. Winner of 2015 LPTW Lucille Lortel Award. Nominated for 2014 Alan Schneider Award and 2014 and 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award. BA, Yale College. Training: DellArte International (in Bali, Indonesia), Complicite, Norman Taylor (Lecoq.) Other new works for New York Theatre Workshop (where she has been a usual suspect since 1994), New Georges, The Ohio Theatre, Lincoln Center Theatre Directorʼs Lab, Drama League Director's Project and Seattleʼs Annex Theatre. Residencies at the Drama League, LMCC, JCC in Manhattan, Ko Festival. Former resident director at New Dramatists and Assistant Director to Martha Clarke nationally and internationally. Recipient of commissions from BAM, CTG, NYSCA, MAP, P.S. 122 and the NEA/TCG Director's Fellowship. Associate Professor, Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Purchase College, SUNY where she teaches directing and ensemble creation and devising and has directed academic productions of plays by such writers as Anne Washburn, Alice Birch, Sophie Treadwell, Anton Chekhov, Sarah Ruhl, Ellen McLaughlin, and Naomi Iizuka.
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