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Giovanna Sardelli

GIOVANNA SARDELLI (Director) has directed many works by Rajiv Joseph; in Los Angeles: Archduke (Mark Taper Forum World Premiere), Guards at the Taj (Geffen Playhouse, 2017 Ovation Award for Best Production of a Play); Off-Broadway World Premieres: Huck & Holden (Cherry Lane); Animals Out of Paper, and All This Intimacy (Second Stage), The Leopard and The Fox (AlterEgo); Regional: Mr. Wolf (Cleveland Play House), The Lake Effect (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley), The North Pool (TheatreWorks World Premiere, Barrington Stage Company). Her other select Off-Broadway World Premieres include Little Children Dream of God by Jeff Augustine (Roundabout), Wildflower by Lila Rose Kaplan (Second Stage), Finks by Joe Gilford (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Apple Cove by Lynn Rosen (Women’s Project), Dreams of the Washer King by Christopher Wall (The Playwrights Realm). Other Select Regional: Constellations (Geffen Playhouse), All The Way (Cleveland Play House), The Whipping Man (The Old Globe and Cleveland Play House), The Mountaintop, Absalom (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville), Clybourne Park, Lord of the Flies, Muckrakers (Barrington Stage Company), Crimes of the Heart, Velocity of Autumn, Somewhere (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley). Sardelli is the Director of New Works for TheatreWorks. Education: MFA Graduate Acting Program, NYU; NYU Director’s Lab. Upcoming: Describe the Night (Atlantic Theater), Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau (Marin Theatre/TheatreWorks), An Entomologist’s Love Story by Melissa Ross (San Francisco Playhouse World Premiere), and Finks by Joe Gilford (TheatreWorks).