MIrla Criste (Agnir)

Mirla Criste (B.A. Oberlin College, M.F.A. University of California - Irvine) arrived in Wilmington in 2011 with husband Bryan Thompson, and was pleased to join the part-time faculty of the Department of Theatre in the Fall of 2013. That same semester, Mirla was elected to the Board of Directors of Theatre Network of Wilmington.

2014 projects so far have included directing Jonathan Rand's Check Please for TheatreNow; reading Karen in Dinner With Friends for Theatre Network's staged reading series of Pulitzer plays; performing her original solo, What's In A Name? for the North Carolina Dance Festival; appearing as Cassandra in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Red Barn Studio Theatre; and playing Titania again, this time in A Midsummer Night's Dream - Dissected for the SARUS Festival of experimental and site-specific work. To round out the year, she will read Orangutan in Water By the Spoonful for Theatre Network; shoot an original independent short, Wake of Vultures; and perform Capture, her dance/video collaboration with Cabot Basden, on the Thalian Hall mainstage, as part of Dance-a-lorus, the evening of dance and film that kicks off the Cucalorus Film Festival in November.

Projects slated for 2015 include directing Rich Orloff's Love Happens for TheatreNow, directing and choreographing Singin' in the Rain for Thalian Assocation at Thalian Hall, and writing and directing an original musical play for TheatreNow. Mirla's creative and academic portfolio can be found at http://mirlacriste.com.

vanyasonia

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, 2014

daughters

Daughters of Abraham, 2010

donjuan

Don Juan Comes Back From the War, 2008

waterdrought

Water: Drought, 2008

hamletmachine

Hamletmachine, 2007

contactjam

Contact improvisation jam, 2006

 


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