Meet the Directors!

Here are the incredible directors of the 2016 season!


009Jeremy Bloom (Through a Thing) directs original theatrical adaptations including La Boheme (Spoken), LIVE Mermaids LIVE, and Leaves of Grass (Nude). As artistic director of Rady&Bloom, new film and theater work with Brian Rady includes The Orange Person, The Girl of The Golden West and The Upper Room (in collaboration with Ars Nova and The Ice Factory, funded in part by Manhattan Community Arts Fund, and in residence at the New Ohio). Opera world premieres include Center for Contemporary Opera, Guerrilla Opera and the Avant Media, and poetry plays include Walt and Emily: Between the Rooms by Jonathan Cott. Jeremy has assistant directed at The Met, Broadway, and regional theaters (for Mary Zimmerman, Liz Swados, Alex Timbers). Mr. Bloom is an artist-in-residence at the cell and is a HERE Arts HARP Artist. He is a Drama League Directing Fellow, an EST Resident Director, Soho Rep Lab Director, a TS Eliot director at The Old Vic, and an alum of Northwestern University’s Performance Studies Program.

Anna Lublina (The Wedding Party) is a performance artist and director. She founds her work on the history of performance and conceptual art history but also on ideals of collective, community based work.




Sanaz Ghajar (The Angry King Sees a Show) is a director, writer and DJ. She has developed works nationally and internationally with New York Theatre Workshop, Clubbed Thumb, Playwrights Horizons, The Civilians, The Drama League, BRIC Arts | Media House, Ars Nova, New Ohio Theatre, Three Legged Dog, Prelude, Noor Theatre, Target Margin Theater, HERE, Dixon Place, The Red House Center for Culture and Debate, Theater for the New City, Fresh Ground Pepper, Colorado State University, Prague Film and Theater Center, Vox Populi in Bulgaria, Ikincikat Theatre in Turkey, Goldex Poldex Gallery in Poland and UK-based company Fragility. She is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect and Drama League Director’s Project Alum. She recently assisted Rachel Chavkin on HADESTOWN by Anais Mitchell at New York Theatre Workshop. She is currently developing a new opera about mental illness and schisms with her theater company Built for Collapse (

lillian headshotLillian Meredith (462 Halsey) is a New York-based theater artist focused primarily on creating and developing new and site-responsive plays. Recent credits include Clubbed Thumb, Soho Rep, Theatre for a New Audience, Ars Nova, Culture Project, Dixon Place, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Lillian is the co-founder and Artistic Director of The Motor Company and a founding member of The Living Room (#liberated at ANT FEST 2015 and IRT 3B Development Series 2016). She is also a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and the inaugural Clubbed Thumb Director’s Fellowship. Proud alumna: Vassar College, National Theater Institute.

unnamedLindsey Hope Pearlman (Afterlife) Original works include LUCY (EST/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation), Rainbow Funk SquadViv Is For Vengeance (Fresh Ground Pepper PlayGroup/Resonance Ensemble), The Geographical History of America (Critic’s Pick, Backstage Magazine) and Winning the Future. Selected directing projects: Slaughterhouse Five (NMTC/O’Neill Theater Center), Devotedly, Sincerely Yours: The Story of the USO (Broadway Theatre of Pitman), and Old Souls (Barn Arts Collective).  Associate/Assisting Directing credits include A Sign of The Times at Goodspeed Opera House and Leap Of Faith on Broadway. Graduate of London International School of the Performing Arts (LISPA), B.A. Hamilton College.  Founding member, Jumping Rock and Up & Down Theatre.  Finalist, Beatrice Terry Fellowship at The Drama League, 2015.  SDC Associate Member.  Up next: Winning The Future at The Adobe Rose Theatre in Santa Fe, NM, and The Rocky Horror Show for The Barn Arts Collective at The Strand Theater in Rockland, Maine.

Ellie Sachs photoEllie Sachs (An Invitation to a Panicking) is a Brooklyn-based director. Ellie has worked with Clubbed Thumb, Playwrights Horizons, TinyRhino, Decent Company, The Tank, Colt Coeur, Magic Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and The Yellow Barn, in various directorial and developmental capacities. Ellie has also taught and facilitated theatre classes with both adults and young people at The Cooper Street Correctional Facility, Wolverine Human Services, and the San Francisco County Jail. This past spring she devised and directed an original play with LGBTQIA+ youth at the Grand Street Settlement.  Ellie just finished up a year with Clubbed Thumb in Artistic Programming where, among other things, she was the SuperLab Assistant for all the SuperLab workshops produced in association with Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons. B.A. and B.T.A. from University of Michigan.


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