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Talya Klein

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Theater Credits
DIRECTOR        
Wait Until Dark   by Frederick Knott     Cape Fear Regional Theater
A Midsummer Night's Dream   by William Shakespeare     The Here & Now
Real Estate   by Brenda Withers     UNC/Playmakers MFA Program
Elephant's Graveyard   by George Brant     UNC - Chapel Hill Dept. of Dramatic Arts
Marco Millions   by Eugene O'Neill     The Here & Now/Provincetown Williams Festival
Cymbeline   by William Shakespeare     The Here & Now
Enron   by Lucy Prebble     Duke University Dept. of Theater Studies
Failure: A Love Story   by Philip Dawkins     UNC - Chapel Hill Dept. of Dramatic Arts
Much Ado About Nothing   by William Shakespeare, adapted by Talya Klein)     The Here & Now
Grounded   by George Brant     Manbites Dog Theater
As You Like It   by William Shakespeare, adapted by Talya Klein     The Here & Now
Born This Way   (devised by Talya Klein with the company)     BCC Rep
We Can Rebuild Him   Book and Music by Deepali Gupta     Brown University Theatre Arts and Performance Studies: Sock & Buskin/Brownbrokers
Parade   Music by Jason Robert Brown, book by Alfred Uhry     Brown/Trinity MFA Program
The Rover   by Aphra Behn, adapted by Talya Klein     Brown/Trinity MFA Program
Three Sisters   by Anton Chekhov, adapted by Samuel Adamson     Brown/Trinity MFA Program
All The Things You Are   by Theo Goodell     Writing is Live (Brown New Plays Festival
Orange Lemon Egg Canary (West Coast Premiere)   by Rinne Groff     EVN Productions at the Hollywood Complex, Los Angeles (2008)
Clocks and Whistles (American Premiere)   by Samuel Adamson     Origin Theatre Company, NYC (2006)
Red Noses   by Peter Barnes     Kensington Drama Company, London (2003)
Black Snow (UK Premiere)   by Mikhail Bulgakov     Kensington Drama Company, London (2003)
The House of Yes   by Wendy MacLeod     Duke Players, NC (2001)
The Fantasticks   by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt     The Spence School, NYC (1998)
PLAYWRIGHT        
A Midsummer Night's Dream (adaptation)   The Here & Now     2017
Marco Millions (adaptation)   The Here & Now     2016
Cymbeline (adaptation)   The Here & Now     2015
Much Ado About Nothing (adaptation)   The Here & Now     2014
As You Like It (adaptation)   The Here & Now     2013
Escaping Dorothy   Duke Department of Theatre Studies*     2002
The Devil and Dorothy Parker   Scriptworks NY     2005
Escaping Dorothy   Duke Department of Theatre Studies*     2002
Wall/Flower   Duke Players     2001
Violation   Manbites Dog Theatre**     1999
ACTOR        
U.S.A.    Janey Williams     Brown/Trinity MFA Program
...And Joy   Ma     Writing is Live (Brown New Plays Festival)
The Time of Your Life   Lorene/Streetwalker     Brown/Trinity MFA Program
Come and Go   Ru     Duke Players
The Sandbox   Grandmother     Duke Players
Come and Go   Ru     Duke Players
The Black and White   Woman 1     Duke Players
Map Girl   Map Girl     Duke New Works Festival
Don Juan   Violette/The Statue     Duke Players
The Darker Face of the Earth   Ticey     Duke Players
Don Juan   Violette/The Statue     Duke Players
802701: The Time Machine   Weena/puppeteer     Manbites Dog Theater
The Sweet Vidalia Onion   Sotrasha Mae     Duke New Works Festival
 
Film Credits
The Yellow Wallpaper   Art Director     EVN Productions
 
Television Credits
Brokers   Director/Executive Producer     Web Series
Precious Cargo   Designer/Producer     Web Series
 
Other Credits
Family Album (world Premiere)   Assistant to Stew     Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Family Album (workshop)   Assistant Director     Oregon Shakespeare Festival
This Blessed Plot   Assistant Director     The Weston Playhouse
The Total Bent (workshop)   Assistant Director     The Public Theater
Wikileaks Project (reading)   Assistant Director     NY Theater Workshop
Apples & Oranges (premiere)   Assistant Director     The Alliance Theatre
Fallujah (reading)   Assistant Director     The Culture Project
Sparrow Grass (world premiere)   Assistant Director     Trinity Repertory Company
A Christmas Carol   Assistant Director     Trinity Repertory Company
Dead Man's Cell Phone   Assistant Director     Trinity Repertory Company
The Lady With All The Answers   Assistant Director     Pasadena Playhouse, CA (2008)
Manhattan Mystery Blues   Assistant Director     59 E 59, NYC (2006)
Orange Flower Water   Assistant Director     Edge Theatre Company, NYC (2005)
Communion   Assistant Director     Origin Theatre Company, NYC (2004)
Paper Doll   Assistant Director     Duke Theatre Previews, NC (2002)
The Crucible   Assistant Director     Duke Players, NC (2001)
 
*senior distinction project
**opened for Holly Hughes' "Preaching to the Perverted"
 
Education and Training
Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Program 2012
Duke University, BA in Theatre and Social Struggle, 2002

NHSI Theatre Cherub, Northwestern University, 1997

Literary Intern, National Theatre, London, 2002-03 season
Artistic Intern, Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC, 2003-04 season
 
Special Skills
TEACHING
Duke University (Durham, NC) - Adjunct Professor/Visiting Artist
UNC Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC) - Visiting Artist
Bristol Community College (Fall River, MA) - Visiting Adjunct Professor and Director (Theatre) 2013
Brown University (Providence, RI) - Theatre and Performance Studies Teaching Fellowship 2010
Tots to Twenties Performing Arts Academy (London, England) - Acting Faculty 2003
Durham Public Schools (Durham, NC) - Visiting Teaching Artist 2001

PRODUCER/MANAGER
Project Manager at the Civilians 2013
Lead Producer and Artistic Director of The Here & Now
 
Awards and Recognition
2014 Lillian Chason Memorial Fellowship (UNC Chapel Hill)
2012 Motif Award Nomination: Best Production ("Parade")
Brown University Teaching Fellowship (2010)
Benenson Artist Grant for Excellence in the Arts (2002)
Dasha Epstein Playwriting Award (2001)
O'Neill Playwrights' Conference, Playwriting Fellowship (2001)
Alex Cohen Award for Initiatives in Theatre (2000)

"Parade" called one of the best productions in 2011 by the Providence Phoenix
Talya Klein named one of nine "Artists to Watch in the New Millennium" by the Raleigh News & Observer (2000)

Lincoln Center Directors' Lab, 2004
Directors' Lab West, 2008