Lileana Blain-Cruz

LCT: Dominique Morisseau's Pipeline, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ War (LCT3, also Yale Rep). Recent projects: Suzan-Lori Parks’ The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World (Obie Award; Signature Theatre); Henry IV Part One, Much Ado About Nothing (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Bluest Eye (Guthrie Theater); Alice Birch’s Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again (Soho Rep); Lucas Hnath’s Red Speedo (New York Theatre Workshop); Salome (JACK); Christina Anderson’s Hollow Roots (Under the Radar Festival at The Public); a new translation of The Bakkhai (Fisher Center of Performing Arts at Bard College); A Guide to Kinship and Maybe Magic (a collaboration with Jacobs-Jenkins and choreographer Isabel Lewis; Dance NewAmsterdam). She was a 2050 directing fellow at NYTW, an artistic associate of The Exchange and The Orchard Project, a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab and an Allen Lee Hughes directing fellow at Arena Stage. Education: MFA in directing,Yale School of Drama. Upcoming includes Anna Ziegler’s Actually (WilliamstownTheatre Festival, MTC).

LCT Blog Posts

  • Lileana Blain-Cruz Interview

    Lileana Blain-Cruz Interview

    Lileana Blain-Cruz is having a lively time of it lately, and I was happy to sit down with her on a rehearsal break of PIPELINE.