Directed by Giovanna Sardelli
Giovanna Sardelli returns to the Geffen Playhouse having most recently directed Guards at the Taj (Ovation Award for Best Production of a Play). She is an award-winning director who has worked on world premieres of plays by Rajiv Joseph, Matthew Lopez, Theresa Rebeck, Lynn Rosen, Joe Gilford, Jeff Augustin, Lauren Yee, and Zoe Kazan, among others. She has worked Off Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Second Stage Theatre, Vineyard Theatre, Playwrights Realm, Women’s Project Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and Roundabout Theatre Company. She has directed numerous productions for Dorset Theatre Festival, where she is the Resident Director, Barrington Stage Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Old Globe, Hartford Stage Company, Cleveland Play House, Cincinnati Playhouse, Hudson Stage Company, San Francisco Playhouse and TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, among others. She received her M.F.A. in acting from NYU and is also a graduate of their Directors Lab. Though based in NYC, she is the Director of New Works for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. Currently running: Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley (TheatreWorks through February 5, 2017), Archduke by Rajiv Joseph (World Premiere at the Mark Taper Forum).