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Lorca Peress

Lorca Peress has been on the LSTFI Faculty since 2000, and NYU-Strasberg Faculty since 2001. Lorca is the Founder/Artistic Director of MultiStages, a multicultural, multidisciplinary theatre company that has developed new works since 1997. She has directed over 50 theatre, opera, musical, and hybrid multimedia productions in NYC (The Public Theatre, Signature Theatre, The Acorn at Theatre Row, Theatre for the New City, et al), regionally in Los Angeles, and at LSTFI-NY, NYU, et al. Lorca is also a writer and performer. Awards and Grants include: LPTW Theatre Women Award, LMCC Creative Engagement Awards, Institute of Puerto Rico Award, NYMF Next Link Project, Women in Arts & Media Collaboration Awards, National Opera Prizes, Taino Areito Award, HOLA Zaldivar Outstanding Production Award, Dramatists Guild Fund Award, and La MaMa Inky Award. Lorca was Co-President of the League of Professional Theatre Women for three years. She has been a featured panelist at the Yale Summit Arts Track, CUNY Grad Center, NYU, Theatre Resources Unlimited, and for numerous panels on diversity, gender parity and the state of the arts. Lorca curated the NYU hotINK Fest for eight years and served on two NYU Production Committees. She is a graduate of Bennington College (BA in Drama) and National Theatre Institute. Professional studies with Shelly Winters, Gene Frankel, Leonard Melfi, at LSTFI with Irma Sandrey and Charlie Laughton, and in LPTW YAP. Unions/Memberships: AEA, SAG-AFTRA, SDC, LPTW, NTC.