Visiting Faculty, 2021-22: Liliana Padilla

The Department of Theater is thrilled to welcome a remarkable new visiting artist to our faculty for the 2021-22 academic year: Professor Liliana Padilla.

Liliana Padilla will be teaching THEA 50: Playwriting I and THEA 51: Playwriting II in the fall 2021 term, as well as THEA 50: Playwriting I in the winter 2022 term.

Liliana Padilla's work explores community, the body, power, and healing. How to Defend Yourself will be produced at NYTW as part of their 22/23 season, in a production co-directed by Liliana, Rachel Chavkin and Steph Paul. How to Defend Yourself won the Yale Drama Series Prize, was an international Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist, and was featured on The Kilroy's list. Liliana's work has been produced at the Humana Festival, Victory Gardens Theatre and the La Jolla Playhouse, and workshopped at the Playwright's Center, Hedgebrook, and the Ojai Playwrights Conference. Liliana teaches at the acclaimed Sewanee Writers Conference. Liliana is a theatre maker, performer, teacher and creative doula. MFA Playwriting: UCSD, BFA Theatre: NYU.

To learn more about Liliana Padilla, check out this article in Dramatics Magazine.