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Jean Randich has been directing emerging work and new looks at classic plays and musical theater for over twenty years.  Recent work includes: Antigone by Sophocles (NAATCO); The Floating Box, an opera by Hwang/Filloux (Asia Society); Drawn to Death by Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston (St. Ann’s, NYC); Girl Under Grain by Karen Hartman (Winner: Best Drama, NY International Fringe Festival 2000); J.P. Morgan Saves the Nation by Jeffrey M. Jones and Jonathan Larson (En Garde Arts).  Measure for Measure (NYU); Dog and Wolf by Catherine Filloux (59 E 59 Theaters); Leah’s Train by Karen Hartman (NAATCO, TBG Theater); and Cabaret (Abe Burrows Theatre).  She has also directed in Germany and Norway, and served as the American Juror at the 15th session of the Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theater.  Jean is the winner of the NEA/TCG Director Fellowship, a Fox Foundation Grant to work in Norway, and has served as the George Abbott Resident Director at New Dramatists. She was commissioned by the Dallas Opera to write the libretto for a chamber opera, The Miraculous Phonograph Record. As a writer, Jean, her collaborators, and Page 73 Productions were awarded a 2002 Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation grant for their musical, The Unknown.  The Unknown was presented in Joe’s Pub as part of the Public Theater’s 2004 New Work Now Festival and in NYMF in 2005.  Ms. Randich Ana Asensio, and Paloma Bravo adapted Ms. Bravo’s Spanish bestseller, Mica’s Skin, into a solo show for the stage.  Ms. Randich directed Ms. Asensio in Mica’s Skin for the 2013 United Solo Festival at Theatre Row, NYC, where it won the Best Adaptation Award.  Ms Randich writes reviews for truthdig.com, and was a finalist for the 2013 LA Press Club’s National Entertainment Journalism Award for Best Online Critic.  Ms. Randich is Professor of Drama at Bennington College, as well as a Faculty Member at NYU Tisch.  She received a Masters in Creative Writing from Brown University and an MFA in Directing from the Yale School of Drama.