Lincoln Center Theater (LCT) has announced that award-winning director Lileana Blain-Cruz, widely hailed as a leader of a new generation of boundary-pushing theater artists, will join its artistic staff in the full-time senior staff position of Resident Director.
In her new role, Ms. Blain-Cruz, whose LCT directing credits include Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Marys Seacole, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ War and Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline (which was subsequently captured and broadcast on Live from Lincoln Center and is currently streaming on Broadway HD) will direct at least one production a year in either the Vivian Beaumont Theater (LCT’s Broadway, Tony Award-eligible house) or the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (LCT’s off-Broadway theater). Ms. Blain-Cruz will also work with fellow Resident Director Bartlett Sher and Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop in developing and choosing LCT’s programming.
“We are very pleased that Lileana has agreed to make LCT her artistic home base. The productions she has directed for us over these past seasons have been visceral, powerful, stunning and always innovative,” said LCT Producing Artistic Director André Bishop. “We especially cannot wait until she brings that same incredible vision and scope to the Beaumont.”