Juliette Carrillo on JoAnne Akalaitis

“The room was so alive… because she was listening on such a deep level.”

“The room was so alive… because she was listening on such a deep level.”Juliette Carrillo gives us insight into the profound creative process of one of America’s great theater directors, JoAnne Akalaitis… a woman we should all know more about.


Juliette Carrillo

Juliette Carrillo is a nationally recognized theatre director, writer and award-winning filmmaker from Los Angeles, CA. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Juliette is most known for directing her productions of LYDIA by Octavio Solis. Carrillo’s screenplay, SuperChicas was one of four feature projects selected nationwide for the National Association of Latino Independent Producer’s (NALIP) Latino Producer’s Lab in Santa Fe.

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JoAnne Akalaitis

JoAnne Akalaitis is an avant-garde Lithuanian American theatre director and writer. She is the winner of five Obie Awards for direction (and sustained achievement) and founder of the critically acclaimed Mabou Mines in New York. She has staged works at Lincoln Center Theater, Court Theater, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, and The Guthrie Theater.

Photo of JoAnne Akalaitis by Dana Maxson. Photos of Mabou Mines including photos from “Dressed Like an Egg” (1977, Public Theater/Old Prop Shop); “Through the Leaves (1984, Interart Theatre). Other production photos from “Bacchae” (2009, Delacorte Theater, photo by Joan Marcus); “Endgame” (1984, A.R.T); and “The Iphigenia Cycle” (1999, Theatre for a New Audience).