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    Valentina Fratti most recenlty directed the NYT Critic's Pick, Catch the Butcher by Adam Seidel at The Cherry Lane Theatre. She co-founded the Miranda Theatre Company where she serves as Artistic and Producing Director and where she produced and directed over 30 original plays by playwrights like Jeff Daniels, Bronwen Denton Davis, Cusi Cram and Adam Bock. Also at Miranda:  three festivals of One-Acts by Women and the Moonshine Series.  With commercial producer Jane Harmon she was the Associate Producer on the Broadway production of Alfred Uhry’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Tony Award, Best Play). Other credits include: Howling Hida (York Theatre with Mary Testa), wrote and directed Unearthed, a benefit for the Italian Earthquake victims, at the Cherry Lane Theatre, The Green Manifesto by Anne Berlin (nyfringe) Love Stinks (SPF Abridged Festival at The Public Theatre) , Ginna Carter’s Traffic School with Elaine Stritch; Open House at Six Figures’Artists of Tomorrow; Patriot Act at the Castillo Theatre; Jeff Daniels’ Apartment 3A; Russell Davis’s Day of the Picnic at PlayPenn; Young Playwrights Festivals at the Cherry Lane Alternative and the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Playwrights Horizons. She had the honor of assisting directors Doug Hughes and Robert Falls on Rebecca Gilman’s productions of Heart is a Lonely Hunter and Blue Surge.  She is a member of Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and is the recipient of the 2009 Alice Kaplan Institute Guest Artist Residency at Northwestern University.

    Current Courses:

    Intermediate Directing 2