Lileana Blain-Cruz

LCT:  Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline, Jackie Sibblies Drury's Marys Seacole (LCT3), Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' War (LCT3, also Yale Rep).  Other projects: Lynn Nottage’s Fabulation, or The Re-Education of the Undine (Signature); Kate Tarker’s Thunderbodies (Soho Rep); Suzan Lori-Parks’ The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World (Obie Award; Signature); The House That Will Not Stand, Lucas Hnath’s Red Speedo (NYTW); Henry IV Part OneMuch Ado About Nothing (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Bluest Eye (The Guthrie); Alice Birch's Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again (Soho Rep); 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 New Amsterdam). 2018 United States Artists Award recipient. Education: M.F.A. in directing, Yale School of Drama. Upcoming includes Faust (Opera Omaha). 

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.