Marina McClure

Guest Director, Guest Faculty, Spring 2020

Marina McClure creates emotionally-charged theater, opera, and spectacles by fusing striking visual design and physical performance. Projects in development include Tear a Root from the Earth, a new musical that examines the legacy of American intervention in Afghanistan, with Qais Essar and Gramophonic (Creative Capital: “On Our Radar”, The Kennedy Center, BRIC, New Ohio Ice Factory,); Letters from Home, a multimedia performance in collaboration with a Cambodian-American father and daughter team that explores the impact of the Khmer Rouge genocide on both of their artistic practices (UCSD, Willamette, UC Irvine); and Sweet Vapor, a sci-fi punk rock musical (The Playwright’s Realm).

Marina recently directed the world premiere of Steph del Rosso’s Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill at the Flea; Wing It!, a large-scale community performance for Handspring Puppet Company in celebration of South Africa’s National Day of Reconciliation; and collaborated on Casablancabox (2017 Drama Desk Nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience). She has developed new plays and musicals with The Playwright’s Realm, The Flea, Northern Stage, Vox Theater, Independent Shakespeare, Boston Court, REDCAT, Peterborough Players, Toronto’s Theatre Centre, NYU-Tisch, Dartmouth College.

Marina helms the multidisciplinary art lab, The New Wild, and teaches directing at The National Theater Institute. Upcoming: Cosmicomics (The Flea).


MFA, Choreography, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA