Marina McClure

Marina McClure (Assistant Director) creates emotionally charged theater, opera, and spectacles by fusing striking visual design and physical work with performers. She collaborates with multicultural performers to bring diverse stories (including from Iraq, Cambodia, Ukraine, South Africa, China, and Afghanistan) to American and international audiences. She helms the multidisciplinary art lab The New Wild and is a resident director at The Flea Theater. Recent: Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill (The Flea), Tear a Root from the Earth, a new musical for Afghanistan in collaboration with Qais Essar and Gramophonic (New Ohio’s Ice Factory; Kennedy Center); Kalean Ung’s Letters from Home (ISC in Los Angeles; UC San Diego); Leisure, Lust (Art House; The Mount). She collaborated on CasablancaBox (2017 Drama Desk Nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience) and directed Wing It! a giant puppet parade and large-scale community performance for the Tony-winning Handspring Puppet Company in celebration of South Africa’s National Day of Reconciliation. She is currently directing an episodic adaptation of Italo Calvino’s Cosmicomics as a part of The Flea’s new initiative for young audiences, Cereals, and is developing a performance for Caveat’s Talks Progress Administration series. Marina teaches directing at The National Theater Institute at the O’Neill and frequently directs at Dartmouth College and NYU-Tisch. MFA: CalArts.