Theater artist Talya Klein recounts her challenging experience with "Habitus," an installation/stage show from multimedia dance company Vector that premiered in March 2015.
Talya Klein is an award-winning director, actor, writer and producer whose work has been seen in London, New York, Los Angeles and all over the US. Directing credits include: "Grounded" by George Brant (Manbites Dog Theater, NC), "Enron" (Duke University Department of Theater Studies), "Failure: A Love Story" (UNC Chapel Hill Department of Dramatic Arts), "Cymbeline," "Much Ado About Nothing" and "As You LIke It" (The Here & Now, VT), "Born This Way" (BCC Rep, MA), "Parade," "All The Things You Are," "Three Sisters" and Aphra Behn's "The Rover" (Brown/Trinity MFA Program), "We Can Rebuild Him" (Brown University Mainstage/Brownbrokers), "Red Noses" by Peter Barnes and "Black Snow" by Mikhail Bulgagov (Kensington Drama Company, London), the American Premiere of Samuel Adamson's "Clocks and Whistles" (Origin Theatre Company, NYC) and the West Coast Premiere of Rinne Groff's "Orange Lemon Egg Canary." In addition, Talya has worked on staff or assistant directed at the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Pasadena Playhouse, Trinity Repertory Company, the Culture Project, Manhattan Theatre Club, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Weston Playhouse and the Public Theater. Talya received her BA in Theater and Social Struggle from Duke University. During her time there, she was awarded a Benenson Award, the Alex Cohen Award, the Dasha Epstein Playwriting Award, and named one of nine local "Artists to Watch in the New Millenium" by the Raleigh News and Observer. Talya earned her MFA in Directing in the Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Program and is the founder of The Here & Now, a company which produces one-off, site-specific theatrical events. Talya was the Project Manager for the Civilians' Let Me Ascertain You: Holy Matrimony! at Joe's Pub in 2013. Last year she was the Lillian Chason Directing Fellow at UNC Chapel Hill and a guest artist and visiting faculty member at Duke University. Talya is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors' Lab and the Directors' Lab West.
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