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Lydia Fort

(Director) Productions include: F.H.O.D.O.M. (Women Center Stage Festival), Miss Nowhere Diner (Planet Connections Festivity), Frida Liberada (Urban Stages), RIP.TIED (freeFall Theatre, FL), When the Water Breaks (YouthInk! Festival at McCarter Theatre, NJ), Jesse (Ensemble Studio Theatre and New Federal Theatre), 365 Days/365 Plays (Classical Theatre of Harlem and Public Theater), A Rat’s Mass and Tell It Underwater (Hangar Theatre, NY), Harvest and Moon on a Rainbow Shawl (Ethnic Cultural Theatre, WA), Wine in the Wilderness (Fortress Theatre), How I Learned to Drive, The Oresteia and The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (The City College of New York).  Lydia directed readings of Flyin’ West, featuring the legendary Ruby Dee (New Federal Theatre), Heal Me Television, featuring Clarke Peters and Yolonda Ross of HBO’s “Treme” (Southern Rep, LA), Heartless Souls (Soho Think Tank), The Kimono Project (Ma-Yi), Blood Ties (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Destination: Ooh, Aah, Yummy (Liberation Theatre), Saturday Night, Sunday Morning and Strippa (Classical Theatre of Harlem) and also programmed a season of Future Classics, Classical Theatre of Harlem’s monthly reading series of new plays.  Other directing projects include Darlin, Why Cry? as part of “Ki Jan Pou’n Geri? (How Do We Heal?)” a benefit for Haiti, and the solo performance shows girls from the goddess womb and MouthPiece: An Authentic American Idol.  Lydia is the co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of Akadēmeia Theatre.  She is a New York Theatre Workshop Directing Fellow, Drama League Directing Fellow, TCG New Generations Future Leaders Grantee, an Affiliated Artist with New Georges and as part of Theatre for a New Audience’s American Directors Project, she participated in an invited workshop lead by Peter Brook.  She received an MFA in Directing and a Certificate in Arts Management for the Performing Arts both from the University of Washington. Website: lydiafort.com

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