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Cecilia Rubino

Eugene Lang College, The New School
Coordinator of the Theater Program
65 West 11 Street, New York, New York 10011
Working in an array of disciplines as a writer, director, actor, and collaborator, my teaching and professional work has focused on five main areas: theater as a medium for social change; the “everyday practice of the actor”; engaging the classics (particularly Shakespeare); transformative arts education, and theater and health advocacy. I recently wrote and directed FROM THE FIRE, which won three Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s UK/Music Theater Awards: Best Music, Best Production and Best New Musical. The Scotsman named FIRE an Edinburgh “cultural highlight of 2011” and a WNET Public Television documentary of From the Fire was nominated for a NY Emmy award. (see www.trianglefromthefire.com)

For over a decade, I have created and directed interactive performance pieces every semester for Lincoln Center’s ‘Meet the Artist’ series, which have gone on to tour New York City schools and arts centers throughout the U.S. In the past few years, I have directed a number of performances at WNYC New York Public Radio’s Jerome L. Green Performance Space, the Morgan Library, the Roxy Regional Theater in Tennessee, 29th Street Rep, Henry Street’s Abrons Arts Center and at Shakespeare Festivals in Brooklyn and Westchester. An Artist/ Facilitator for the ‘Interconnectivity Project’ in 2011/12, sponsored by MAPP International Productions, a global organization dedicated to bringing together the arts, humanities and public dialogue, I also directed for MAPP’s WeDaPeople’s Cabaret at Harlem Stage in fall 2011. In my community engagement work, I have coordinated the I Have a Dream Afterschool Drama Program since its inception in 2006 and helped create the IHAD Youth Media Program in 2011. Previously, I was on the faculty at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts, NYU’s Playwrights Horizons Studio and NYU’s Kanbar School for Film & Television.