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Marina McClure

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Salem Campus

Theatre Dept. Guest Artist
900 State St
Salem  OR  97301


Guest Director, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. Spring 2020
Guest Faculty, 2020

Marina is an American artist who grew up internationally. She specializes in developing new intercultural work that creates space for exchange between artists and with the audience. Through her multidisciplinary art lab, The New Wild, she creates emotionally charged theater, opera, and spectacles by fusing striking visual design and physical performance. This season she is an artist-in-residence at BRIC Arts Media in Brooklyn, developing Tear a Root from the Earth, a new musical for Afghanistan in collaboration with Qais Essar and Gramophonic.

Marina is a resident director at The Flea, where she recently directed the world premiere of Steph del Rosso’s Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill, and an episodic adaptation of Italo Calvino’s Cosmicomics. Other recent projects include: CasablancaBox (2017 Drama Desk Nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience, HERE Arts Center); Leisure, Labor, Lust (The Mount); and Wing It!, a giant puppet parade and large-scale community performance for the Tony-winning Handspring Puppet Company, in celebration of South Africa’s National Day of Reconciliation.

Marina received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from CalArts, and teaches directing at the National Theater Institute at the O’Neill. She frequently directs student work at Dartmouth College, Brown University, and NYU-Tisch.

Willamette University


M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.