(Director) Giovanna Sardelli has collaborated with Lynn Rosen on her fringe production of Back From The Front and the Barebones workshop of Apple Cove at the Lark Play Development Center and the Todd Mountain Theatre Project production. Other select credits: West Coast Premiere of The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez (Old Globe), World Premieres of Christopher Wall’s Dreams of The Washer King (Playwrights Realm), Lila Rose Kaplan’s Wildflower, Rajiv Joseph’s plays Animals Out of Paper (Joe A. Callaway Award for Outstanding Director, Lucille Lortel Nomination Outstanding Play), All This Intimacy (all for Second Stage), The Leopard and The Fox (Alter Ego), Huck & Holden (Cherry Lane); Absalom by Zoe Kazan (Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival), Padraic Lillis’ Two Thirds Home (Broken Watch), and Adriana Sevan’s Taking Flight (The Goodman, CTG, San Diego Rep and Sundance Institute Theatre Lab). Giovanna has developed new plays with The Lark Play Development Center (where she serves on the Artistic Cabinet), EST (where she is also a member), Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, TheatreWorks and The Playwrights’ Center among others. She spent two seasons as Director of the Shakespeare Sedona Institute and two seasons as the Artistic Director of Studio Tisch. Giovanna received her MFA in Acting from the Graduate Acting Program at NYU and is a graduate of their Director’s Lab. At NYU she has directed shows and presentations for the Graduate Acting Program, The Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, the Stella Adler Conservatory, and the Dramatic Writing Program. Giovanna is on the faculty of the Graduate Acting Program and the Department of Dance at NYU. Upcoming: The North Pool by Rajiv Joseph (TheatreWorks).