ERICA GOULD (Director, Fight Choreographer) Erica Gould's work as a director includes the world premieres of Neil LaBute's plays autobahn and Stand Up (with Mos Def) and SpeakEasy by Rajiv Joseph, Theresa Rebeck, others (Joe's Pub/ Public Theater); the US premiere of Me Cago en Dios/Holy Crap by Inigo Ramirez de Haro (La MaMa); and Dirty Paki Lingerie, which she developed with writer/solo performer Aizzah Fatima (Cherry Lane, 59E59, The Flea, John Jay; Toronto, Edinburgh, London, Turkmenistan through the US State Dept., recent UK tour) and which has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, NPR, CBC, BBC. Her work as director/choreographer includes Max and the Truffle Pig (NYMF), City of Angels (Buffalo), and Kander & Ebb's Curtains (SDC Guest Artist Initiative), and as director/fight choreographer: Troilus and Cressida (NY Stage & Film), The Rover (Bank Street Theatre), As You Like It (Shakespeare Theatre ACA), her adaptation of The Beggar's Opera, Battalia a dance-theatre/sword-fighting piece she created with dancers from the NYC Ballet, and, most recently, Emmett, Down In My Heart by Clare Coss, about the murder of Emmett Till in 1955 (Castillo Theatre, NYC). Her work as writer/adaptor/director includes the site-specific music-theatre pieces (with Salon/Sanctuary): More Between Heaven and Earth (w/ Melissa Errico, Kathleen Chalfant, Campbell Scott, Matthew Modine, Jonathan Cake), The Heirs of Tantalus (score by Handel, Monteverdi, Scarlatti; texts from Aeschylus, Euripides, Suetonius) and Exodus: Dreams of the Promised Land w/ Reg E Cathey (interweaving Abolitionist texts, Slave narratives, and the Hagaddah, and which was presented for the third year this spring at the historic Fraunces Tavern in NYC). Other directing credits include At War: American Playwrights Respond to Iraq with David Strathairn, Bebe Neuwirth, Bobby Cannavale (Bleecker Street Theater/The Fire Dept), Naked in a Fishbowl (Cherry Lane), The Tempest (Fordham Lincoln Center), The Comedy of Errors (Hudson Guild, NYC), and Janine Carter's radio-theatre play What Light From Darkness Grows (NPR, w/ Harry Lennix & Phylicia Rashad, Gracie Allen and Golden Reel Awards). Erica recently served as Stunt Coordinator for the film Eggs and Soldiers. Teaching: Yale, NYU, Fordham, Pace, Bard, NYCDA, O'Neill National Theatre Institute.

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