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Allegra Libonati is a freelance director for Theater and opera. She has worked the past nine years at the American Repertory Theater as Resident Director, she was the Assistant Director on the Tony Award Winning Broadway revival of Hair, and has directed for theater companies both nationally and internationally. As a lover of music, circus, magic, dance, masks and puppets, she often incorporates these theatrical elements in her work.
Her most recent Shakespeare production, Romeo and Juliet, played this summer in the Boston Common for the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. The production was met with excellent reviews and played for audiences of up to 8,000 people per night. She will be directing King Lear at the Hilberry Theatre in Detroit this spring.
Allegra guest teaches varying theater classes at Harvard University, MIT, Wayne State University, and Westfield State University. She runs workshops and teaches classes in Commedia Dell' Arte, Directing, Devising, Shakespeare text work, audition preparation, Acting, Musical Theater, and Immersive Theater techniques. She is a member of Tut Zanni Commedia Company and a graduate of the Academia Dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy. She is a graduate of Tisch School of the Arts, NYU (BFA) and Carnegie Mellon University (MFA).Read more