CECILIA RUBINO

|writer/director|

Choral pieces from the dramatic oratorio "From the Fire' that writer/director Cecilia Rubino is creating with the composer, Elizabeth Swados, were performed in March 2010, at Judson Memorial Church on Washington Square for the 99th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. The full-length work will be performed at Judson Church the week of the Centennial of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, March 23-27, 2011. Cecilia adapted, wrote and directed, ‘Mark Twain: Timeless Humor’ which will perform at the Morgan Library in December, 2010. She is also directing ‘SLAM 102: Verbal Velocity’ for Lincoln Center’s ‘Meet the Artist’ series. An interactive performance piece which explores various genres of poetry, celebrates the history of spoken word and gets kids writing, SLAM 102 will perform at Lincoln Center in January and May, 2011. Cecilia has created and directed an array of productions for Lincoln Center’s ‘Meet the Artist’, including SLAM 101: Verbal Combat, which continues to tour NYC schools; ‘Mark Twain: Adventures In American Humor’ which also tour the tri-state area in 2010/11 and ‘Shakespeare in Action’. In conjunction with producer, Sarah Montague, she directed the chorus of the revival of Archibald MacLeish’s classic radio drama FALL OF THE CITY in May, 2009 at the Jerome L Green Performance Space at WNYC. Aired nationally by NPR, the piece won a 2009 Gracie Award for best drama. She has also recently directed at 29th Street Rep, Henry Street Settlements Abrons Arts Center, NYU and at outdoor Shakespeare Festivals in Brooklyn and Westchester. Coordinator of the Theater Program at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts (2008-2010), she has also been on the faculty at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts, NYU’s Playwrights Horizons Studio and NYU’s Kanbar School for Film & Television. Cecilia coordinates the I HAVE A DREAM Drama Program in which New School students work with middle school students at the Chelsea-Elliott I HAVE A DREAM After School Program. She is a graduate of The Yale School of Drama.