(Creator and Director) The founder and artistic director of Stillpoint Productions, has assisted Martha Clarke, Anne Bogart, and Marianne Weems and was recently featured in Time Out New York’s “25 People to watch 2006.” New York devising/directing credits include Bone Protraits (Walkerspace), Death Might Be Your Santa Claus (a site-specific work performed at an abandoned bank next to the NY Stock Exchange), Flying on the Wing (NY Fringe, Outstanding Solo Show), The Eliots (Center Stage), transFigures (Calvary Church), The Female Terrorist Project (HERE Arts Center, American Living Room), L’Histoire du Canard (NYU Graduate Acting Freeplay), Equus (Hangar Theatre), Whisky Girl (Hangar Theatre), and A Short Time After (by Caridad Svich, Six Nights). Internationally, Lear directed a new tri-lingual musical for the National Opera Theatre of Kazakhstan (In the Dark Ages), and a workshop of Revisions in Dublin. She has trained with DAH Theater of Yugoslavia and the SITI Company and was co-director of the Collaborative Theatre Intensive with The International WOW Company. She is a member of the Women’s Project Directors Lab and an alumnus of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, a Drama League Directing Fellow, and a Jefferson Scholar. Most recently, she created the TICKETS FOR THE PEOPLE program at the Culture Project, and her next project will be Brecht’s Saint Joan of the Stockyards at PS122 in June 2007.