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Below are photos from past productions that I’ve directed.

 
 

Craters, or The Making of the Making of the Moon Landing

(Re) Written by Elise Wien
Directed by Deby Xiadani
Props & Aesthetic Consultant: Julie Solomon

*Accepted into Corkscrew Festival, 2018 @ Paradise Theater Factory, NYC

Featuring: Ruby Hurlock, Elyse Steingold, Angela Bilkic, Robert Leverett, Cristina Henriquez, John Racioppo, Alicia Thomas

Meet the film team responsible for staging the Apollo 11 moon landing. Or at least, partially responsible—until their lead actor Neil Armstrong was whisked away at the last minute when NASA decided to go in a different direction. Now, director Sylvia and her crew are being held prisoner in a classified warehouse in the middle of nowhere America, with nothing to do but make a documentary about their thwarted attempt at creating the footage that would inspire the world. Craters is an exercise in fact-finding, (re)enactment, and the power of simulation.

Photos by Charles Gleberman

 

By Jacqueline Wright

Written by Jacqueline Wright
Directed by Deby Xiadani & Michaela Escarcega
Set & Prop Design by Rachel Zimmerman
Costumes by Nicolle Allen
Lighting by Deby Xiadani & Michaela Escarcega
Stage Management by Flynn Osman

Starring Lillian Isabella, Elyse Steingold, Holli Taylor

Jacqueline Wright is an L.A. based author of darkly comedic plays and twisted fairytale-like vignettes. We wove 6 vignettes to take you into the mind of Jacqueline Wright - gruesome, honest, and shockingly sweet.

Photos by Mari Uchida

 

The Pillowman

Written by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Deby Xiadani
Set Design by Cristy Altamirano
Costumes by Randi Young
Lighting by Kellie MacPhee
Stage Management by Victoria Rowe & Margot Yecies

*Guardin Directing Award, Honorable Mention, Dartmouth College, 2014

Synopsis: The Pillowman, is the viciously funny and seriously disturbing tale of a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murders occurring in his town.

Photos by Rob Strong

 

Third Night, a Passover Play

Written by Elise Wien
Directed by Deby Xiadani

Third Night is not only a play, but an interactive experience of Jewish ritual. Set in 1869, South Carolina, immediately after the Civil War, this humorous, fantastical, yet dark play juxtaposes the freedom of Israelites with the freedom of slaves over the "third night" of Passover dinner. 

Photos by Jason Merwin

 

Blue Stockings

Written by Jessica Swale
Directed by Deby Xiadani
Set Design by Julie Solomon
Costumes by Randi Young
Lighting by Dan Kotlowitz
Sound by Jackie Page
Props by Kyla Marmejo-Varga
Stage Management by Naomi Lazar & Sebastian Turner

A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women’s suffrage.

1896. Girton College, Cambridge, the first college in Britain to admit women. The Girton girls study ferociously and match their male peers grade for grade. Yet, when the men graduate, the women leave with nothing but the stigma of being a 'blue stocking' - an unnatural, educated woman. They are denied degrees and go home unqualified and unmarriageable.

Photos by Rob Strong

 

Everything Falls Apart

Written by Jordan Fitch
Directed by Deby Xiadani

Winner: Frost Festival, 2016, Dartmouth College

A haunting, tongue and cheek one act into the mind of Man with Alzheimer's disease. 

 

Craters, or the Making of the Making of the Moon Landing

Written by Elise Wien
Directed by Deby Xiadani

Meet the film team responsible for the Apollo 11 moon landing. Set in 1969, at a classified warehouse in the middle of nowhere America, “Craters, or the Making of the Making of the Moon Landing,” stages one of the largest American conspiracies of all time, with self-aware satire that has you laughing the whole time. 

Winner: Frost Festival, 2017, Dartmouth College

Photos by Rob Strong