Galia Backal

Galia Backal  Beyond Shakespeare

is a first generation Mexican-American director, choreographer, and collaborator. Galia received her BA in Directing from Pace University and is currently a part of the 2020 – 2022 Roundabout Directors Group Cohort. She is drawn to work that supports themes of diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality, specifically pieces that center women and Latinx stories. Galia has worked with The Civilians, The Drama League, Samuel French, Atlantic Theater Company, The Sol Project, San Diego Repertory Theatre, The Tank, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, and TADA Theatre. She has acted as director and creator for collaborative works including THE SHOW MUST GO ON (Bay View Music Festival), A VERY GIRLY STORY (EAT), ONE DAY OLDER (Theatre Row), SILENCE (The Tank), and IF I DARE (Layton Studios). Recent directing credits include EL CÓNDOR MÁGICO by Noelle Viñas (The Civilians R&D Group), UNTITLED PUPPET SHOW by Daniella De Jesús (San Diego Repertory Theatre), INÚTIL by Alisha Espinosa (Teatro LATEA), CANCIONES PROJECT WORKSHOP by Beto O’Byrne (The Sol Project), WEST SIDE STORY (Bay View Music Festival), and LATCH by Tom Mularz (Samuel French OOB Festival).

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