About

Right now, theater for me is just as much about story-telling (although I don't think story is actually absolutely necessary in making theater), as it is about bringing people together in a live, contemplative space. 

BIO

Eliza leading a movement workshop at Shanghai Theater Academy, 2016

Eliza leading a movement workshop at Shanghai Theater Academy, 2016

Eliza Laytner is a NY / LA based theater director who has experience re-interpreting the classics, working on new plays and devising original work. Recent credits include two contemporary adaptations of August Strindberg's The Stronger Mother Love with Blue Flamingo; Josh Segal's Big Dogs (as a guest director at UCLA); and a modern translation of Aristophanes' Women in Congress by Amanda Krauss and Jess Miner. She has assisted award-winning directors Mel Shapiro, Jose Louis Valenzuela and Eve Ensler.  BA in English from Mount Holyoke College; MFA in Directing from UCLA.