Lisa Milinazzo

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Film

Lisa Milinazzo (Director/Playwright, Theatre, Film): Recently nominated for the 2018 Alan Schneider Freelance Directing award, she directed 3D Hamlet (a cinematic/theatrical hybrid) featuring Alec Baldwin, Michael Emerson and Richard Easton (Edinburgh Fringe festival). She is currently in post production for a documentary on Economist, Leo Hindery. Her short film The Query, played at Cannes & Garden State Film Festivals. Co-producer of the award winning film Rock The Paint, Wren Court Inc. (winning awards at Tribeca, Montclaire & Garden State Film Festivals) Casting director: Shades of Gray (2014) and Voltereta (2010) and So You Like the Neighborhood (2017).


She has directed American Premieres for such illustrious writers as Eve Ensler, Alexandra Gersten and George F. Walker and has directed numerous productions, including:  2018 world premiere “In Pursuit of Andromeda,”  London and Edinburgh; Miracles Lost and Found (world premiere) featuring performance artist, Marla Mase, Blues band - True Groove All-stars and an international cast at Tribeca Firehouse; Slain In The Spirit, Midtown International Festival, (writer/director; nominated for 3 awards; winner, best actor). A frequent guest director for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts Rep Company, she directed the American premiere of The Night Season, Rebecca Lenkiewicz and the award winning, Tribes, Nine Raine. Nominated for 2 L.A. Weekly Awards for her production of Found a Peanut in L.A.  In NYC she has also directed at 59E59th Street, Rattlestick Theatre, Urban Stages, Connelly Theatre (Black Monk, featuring Marin Ireland), Culture Project, Origin Theatre Company, 54 Below,  Capital Repertory, Fundamental Theatre Project, HB Playwright’s Foundation (w/ Amy Wright), Home for Contemporary Art, Alice’s 4th Floor and HERE. She acted & directed with The Actors’ Space Repertory Company for several years and was assistant director to artistic director, Alan Langdon.   She teaches “Directing the Actor” classes for NYU Graduate film school. Performance/lectures: Poland, Canada & in the US. Recipient: Van Ameringen Foundation Grant, Tisch Scholarship and US Rehabilitation Services Fellowship. She received her BFA and Masters Degree from NYU.