Dana Tarantino, Phd

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Dana Tarantino is a professional stage director. She was awarded the Madolin Cervantes Grant from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation at Lincoln Center. New York directing credits include: The Swede, Hamlet, Entrepreneurs, Cabaret, Finishing Stroke, Penguins & Peacocks, The House of Bernarda Alba, Man of La Mancha, Jesus Christ Superstar, Vanities, The Father, In the Gravy, and the off Broadway comedy, Lady L. For the APACHE Project, she directed The Arabian Nights, the 50th anniversary of West Side Story, and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Her musical staging has been featured for the Coca-Cola Concert Series at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden, Town Hall, Westbury Music Fair, Trump Taj Mahal, and other venues. She is on the boards of several cultural organizations in New York City. Tarantino was a student of the late Lehman Engel and a member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, the Dramatists Guild, the Association of Italian American Writers, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). She holds a Ph.D. in theatre from New York University. Contact: (212) 563-0255 ext 4, dana@nyartsprogram.org