Galia Backal

Galia Backal (she/her/hers/ella)  Beyond Shakespeare & Acting the Monologue

 is a first generation Mexican-American director, choreographer, and collaborator. Galia received her BA in Directing from Pace University and is currently the Resident Director for all SIX U.S Tours. She is drawn to work that supports themes of diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality, specifically pieces that center women and Latinx stories. Galia has acted as director and creator for collaborative works including The Show Must Go On: Musical Revue (Bay View Music Festival), A Very Girly Story (EAT), One Day Older (Theatre Row), Silence (The Tank), Nightcap (Match:Lit Theatre Company), and If I Dare (Layton Studios). Recent directing credits include The Sound of Music (Bay View Music Festival), El Corrido de California by Fausto Avendaño (Roundabout Theatre Company Refocus Project), Macbeth (Circle in the Square Theatre School), The Archive by Alisha Espinosa (Pace University), In the End (Pace University Devised Piece), EVERYBODY by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (LIU Post Theatre Company), El Cóndor Mágico by Noelle Viñas (The Civilians R&D Group), Untitled Puppet Show by Daniella De Jesús (San Diego Repertory Theater), INÚTIL by Alisha Espinosa (Teatro LATEA), Canciones Project Workshop by Beto O’Byrne (The Sol Project), The End of Incorporated Filth by Chloe Hayat (The Chain Theater), West Side Story (Bay View Music Festival), Latch by Tom Mularz (Samuel French OOB Festival), Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph (Schaeberle Studio Theatre), July 7, 1994 by Donald Margulies (Schaeberle Studio Theatre).

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