Visiting Faculty, Fall 2023: Liliana Padilla

The Department of Theater is excited to welcome back playwright and actor, Liliana Padilla, who will be teaching THEA 30.02: Acting I and THEA 50: Playwriting I this Fall. 

Liliana wrote and co-directed How to Defend Yourself  at New York Theatre Workshop, Winter 2023. How to Defend Yourself was also produced at the Humana Festival and Victory Gardens Theatre. Liliana is a winner of the Yale Drama Series Prize and finalist for the international Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. They created Born 1000 Times, a visual time capsule of friendship, loss and change. Other works: TWITCH (Breaking the Binary Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Stage and Film), (w)holeness (OSF, UCSD, finalist National Latinx Playwriting Award), And Then You Wait (La Jolla Playhouse). Acting credits include The Whitney Museum, INTAR Theatre, The Flea Theatre and original work by Taylor Mac, Thomas Bradshaw, Cynthia Hopkins. Member: Stage Director and Choreographers Union. Teaching: Dartmouth College, Sewanee Writers Conference. MFA Playwriting, UC San Diego, BFA NYU, Experimental Theatre Wing and Playwrights Horizons, Additional training: UNCSA. 


If you would like more information on THEA 30.02 and THEA 50, please email Catherine Jacobs, Academic Coordinator.