We are so so excited to have new and returning directors with us this year! Check them out!
Will Dagger has helped develop new work at EST, New Dramatists, The Lark, Primary Stages, Colt Couer, Lesser America, The Actors Studio, The Pearl Theatre, The New Group, and Naked Angels. Recent acting credits include Among The Dead (Ma-Yi), The Convent of Pleasure (Cherry Lane), Trees in their youth (Signature Center), Latter Days (Ars Nova), Wood Calls Out To Wood (Brooklyn College Weasel Festival at The Public), Verano Place (FringeNYC Outstanding Ensemble), Pucker Up and Blow (FringeNYC Best Overall Play), and Napoleon in Exile (59E59). His performance in a short film adaptation of the latter earned him Best Actor Award from the 30under30 Festival. Will is a co-founder and director of Calliope, a theatre company that devises large-ensemble hyperrealistic plays through long-form improvisation loosely inspired by classic works of literature and poetry. He has directed pieces for #Serials@TheFlea, Williamstown Theatre Festival Workshop, Nylon Fusion Collective, The Motor Company, Hearth Gods, The Dirty Blondes, American Globe Theatre, and Tiny Rhino, and is an alum of Kenyon College, BADA, and The Habitat’s Director Playground.
Gineiris Garcia is a New York-based director. Recently, she has directed work with the MCC Theater Youth Company and assisted David Mendizábal on The Movement Theater Company’s production of And She Would Stand Like This by Harrison David Rivers, choreographed by Kia LaBeija. Gineiris has also participated in MCC’s FreshPlay Festival, Developing Artists’ Rebel Verses Youth Arts Festival and The 24-Hour Plays: Nationals 2017. She received her BA in Theater Studies from Yale University.
Lillian Meredith 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, a founding member of The Living Room (#liberated at ANT FEST 2015 and IRT 3B Development Series 2016), and an associate artist of The Instigators. She is also a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, the inaugural Clubbed Thumb Director’s Fellowship, and the director of the West Kortright Centre’s Shakespeare in the Valley teen theater program. Proud alumna: Vassar College, National Theater Institute. Future proud alumna: Brooklyn College (MFA expected 2019). www.lillianmeredith.com
Lindsey Hope Pearlman is thrilled to be back at Garden Plays. As a director, she’s worked at O’Neill Theatre Center, Goodspeed Opera House, Santa Fe University of Art & Design, and Barn Arts Collective. Most recently, she was the Assistant Director of Bandstand on Broadway, directed & choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler (Tony Award, Best Choreography). Original plays developed by Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, American Playwriting Foundation, and Fresh Ground Pepper. Finalist, Beatrice Terry Fellowship at The Drama League. SDC Associate Member. Her viral video MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN netted over 16 million views on her Facebook channel Up & Down Theatre, and Occupy Democrats. Graduate, London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) B.A Hamilton College. www.lindseyhopepearlman.com // www.upanddowntheatre.com
Taylor Reynolds is a New York-based theatre artist from Chicago and one of the Producing Artistic Leaders of The Movement Theatre Company, a Harlem-based company dedicated to developing and producing new works by artists of color. She has worked as a director, assistant, and collaborator with companies including Ally Theatre Company, The Atlantic Acting School, Single Carrot Theatre, NY Madness, JAG Productions, The United Solo Festival, and The 24 Hour Plays. Selected directing credits: Think Before You Holla (creator/deviser), Kids on Bikes by Nicole Daniels, Things I Don’t Want to Talk About by Gina Femia, An Informal Presentation…(Or, BURN) by Pascale Smith, FOOD by Rhonda Marie Khan, Accidental Burlesque by Gina Femia (developed through the Audrey Residency at New Georges), People Will Talk About You Sometimes by Sarah Matusek. She is a member of Habitat Theatre’s Directors Playground and Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and a New Georges affiliated artist. BFA in Directing from Carnegie Mellon University. iamtaylorreynolds.com