ANA MARGINEANU (director, RO)
Ana gratueted from The National University of Theatre and Film, Bucharest. Her work has been presented in New York, Basel, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Graz, Mexico, Prague, Saint Petersburg, Stuttgart, and Vienna as well as the major cities of Romania.
She received several awards including: Best Play in 2006– Relationship Drama at London Fringe Awards & Romanian Critics Award in 2007 (for The Sunshine Play); Best Show at the Romanian Drama Festival and The Jury Award for Innovation at the Contemporary Drama Festival (for 89, 89 Hot After 89) and Best Show Award at the Romanian Comedy Festival in 2010 (for 5 Miraculous Minutes). Ana received Best Contribution In Romanian Theatre Award in 2008 at the VIP Gala. She was also nominated for Best Debut at the Uniter Gala.
Ana worked as an associated professor at the National University of Theatre and Film, Bucharest. She has lead workshops in Athens, Bucharest, New York and Mexico. She is a founding member of DramAcum (directors collective that supports young Romanian playwrights) and of The Internationalists directors collective(NY) and participated in Lincoln Centers Directors Lab ’07.
Her most recent show presented in NYC – Long Distance Affair – paired 9 international playwrights with 9 actors from different countries in a skype adventure.
TAMILLA WOODARD (director, US)
is a Director residing in New York City. She is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, an alumnus of The Lincoln Center Directors Lab and founder of PopUp Theatrics, a partnership creating site impacting theatrical events in collaboration with theatre artists working around the globe. With PopUP, her most recent work includes directing and curating Long Distance Affair, an international collaboration for live Skype performance. Also Co-Creator of the international collaborative site specific performance Hotel Project, that had its world premiere in Querétaro Mexico in July 2011 and its American premier at Washington Jefferson Hotel and the Summit Grand Hotel in January 2012; Other recent work includes DramaTour in Querétaro Mexico with Sabandijas del Palacio, Valiant by Lanna Joffrey at InterAct Theatre (Philadelphia, PA); Nightlands by Sylvan Oswald at for New Georges, (NYC) and the development and direction of Saviana Stanescu's Polanski Polanski at Teatrul Odeon (Bucharest), The Sibiu International Theatre Festival (Sibiu), TIFF International Festival (Cluj), at PS122/SoloNOVA festival and HERE (NYC). She has directed at for the Working Theater, HERE, The Actors Theatre of Louisville, PS122, DR 2, The Culture Project, Urban Stages, Dance Theatre Workshop, The Kitchen Theatre and for festivals around the US and internationally. She received The Charles Bowden Award from New Dramatists and The Josephine Abady Award from The League of Professional Theatre Women. She is currently a recipient of the New York Theatre Workshop Emerging Artists Fellowship.Tamilla serves as an adjunct professor teaching theatre at City College's Center for Worker Education and at Pace University where she facilitates an ‘International Performance Ensemble’.