Jyana S. Gregory
(Director) is happy to return to the World Financial Center after directing Remembrance for last year’s Girls Just Wanna Have Fund$. She is the Artistic Director of NYC-based ACTIVE EYE (www.activeeye.org), a highly physical theatre company that focuses on East-West fusion performance. For ACTIVE EYE she directed Hard Lovin’ Ever After, Dojoji, Woyzeck, and Senjo. She recently directed the premiere of Evan Hause’s new opera Man: Biology of a Fall (Kumble Theatre). Other credits include Iphigenia at Aulis (City College),Your Nightgown is Jealous When You Dream (mugwumpin, SF & Denver), Venus (Cleveland Public Theatre), The Designated Mourner (Cleveland Public Theatre), Siegfried’s Nerve (Target Margin), Izutsu (Lincoln Center Directors Lab), and Kaspar (Blueprint Series, Ontological Theatre). In 2003, Jyana was a recipient of Theater Communications Groups’ Future Leaders grant. She has assisted Chen Shi-Zheng, David Herskovits, and Diane Paulus and worked for Richard Foreman. A graduate of Yale University, Jyana is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and the Women’s Project Directors Lab. Her next project is a séance.