Galia Backal

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

 is a first generation Mexican-American director, choreographer, and collaborator. She is drawn to work that supports themes of diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality, specifically pieces that center women and Latinx stories. Galia received her BA in Directing from Pace University and is currently the Resident Director of the North American Tours of SIX the Musical and SIX the Musical Canada. She has worked with New Georges as one of the 2022 Audrey Residents, The Civilians as a part of the 2020 – 2021 R&D Group, and was a part of the 2020 – 2022 Roundabout Directors Group Cohort. Galia has also collaborated with The Drama League, Samuel French, Atlantic Theater Company, The Broadway League, Theatre for a New Audience, The Sol Project, The Tank, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, and TADA Theatre. Recent directing credits include Into the Woods (Prima Theatre), Does the Title Matter? (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), West Side Story (Bay View Music Festival), Latch by Tom Mularz (Samuel French OOB Festival), Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph (Schaeberle Studio Theatre), and July 7, 1994 by Donald Margulies (Schaeberle Studio Theatre).

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