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LUDOVICA VILLAR-HAUSER produced and directed Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night in London’s West End at the age of 23 in 1984. Later that same year she directed three productions at The Edinburgh Festival.

In 1985, she moved to the United States and purchased The Greenwich Street Theatre, where she served as its Artistic Director for 17 years. During this time, Ms. Villar-Hauser developed and directed a wide range of diverse new plays.

In 1999, she produced and directed the premiere of Gregory Murphy's The Countess, which ran Off-Broadway for 634 performances.  Ms. Villar-Hauser also directed the 2005 West End production of The Countess.  In 2001, she and her brother Victor Villar-Hauser co-produced the critically acclaimed production of Joe Penhall's Some Voices.

In 2003, Ms. Villar-Hauser produced, in association with Stiff Upper Lip, The Pitchfork Disney by Philip Ridley and directed the Off-Broadway production of Rona Munro's Bold Girls at the 29th St. Rep. Ms. Villar-Hauser directed the Off-Broadway premiere of Duet by Otho Eskin, a new play about Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse, and is set to direct the play's upcoming London production.

Ludovica has just finished directing the North American premiere of Leaves of Glass by British playwright Philip Ridley staring Euan Morton (Tony nominated for his portrayal of Boy George in Taboo) and Xanthe Elbrick (Tony nominated for her work in Coram Boy)

Ms. Villar-Hauser is on the Executive Board of The League of Professional Theatre Women. She is also a member of The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and Equity (UK).  Currently Ms. Villar-Hauser is working on two new plays as director/dramaturg: Household Words by Gregory Murphy and The Great Game by D. Tucker Smith, in development for a Broadway opening in 2009.

 

LUDOVICA VILLAR-HAUSER

DIRECTOR/DRAMATURG


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