Direction

Critically acclaimed, Marcela’s directing always leaves a deep impression, often reflecting the forces that drive the world. Her use of a highly charged physical language exposes different layers of the human psyche and our reality at large.

The Clean House

By Sarah Ruhl Directed by Marcela Juilliard Drama, New York City The Clean House is a tale about a grief-stricken Brazilian housekeeper that dreams of finding the funniest joke in the world.

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Time Sensitive

Conceived by Marcela Lorca and the cast Written by the cast Directed by Marcela Lorca Dowling Studio at the Guthrie, MN A comedic and sometimes haunting look at our current times: Times marked by mythical predictions, new climate patterns, social media, youth-led revolutions, and the ever-shifting truths about democracy and the promise of the American […]

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Caroline, or Change

By Tony Kushner Music by Jeanine Tesori Directed by Marcela Lorca Syracuse Stage, NY The musical Caroline, or Change currently playing at Syracuse Stage is one of the best productions I’ve seen in twelve years of reviewing…Director/Choreographer Marcella Lorca has done a masterful job of directing and staging the piece. -North Country Public Radio

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The Burial At Thebes

By Seamus Heaney, based on Sophacles’ Antigone Directed by Marcela Lorca Guthrie Theatre McGuire Poscenium …when the stars align, you can produce theater with epic power. That’s the case with The Burial at Thebes, the best original Guthrie production I’ve seen in my four years on the Twin Cities theater beat. -Twin Cities Daily Planet

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Going Live

Conceived by Marcela Lorca and the cast Written by the cast Directed by Marcela Lorca Dowling Studio at the Guthrie, MN “The piece has a non-linear approach. “It has a TV format of cutting and quick changes that go from episode to episode. If you watch the piece as a whole, it does remind you […]

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House of the Spirits

By Caridad Svich based on the novel by Isabel Allende Directed by Marcela Lorca Music by Victor Zupanc Mixed Blood Theater, MN It was a production so fluid and graceful in rendering its ugliness that we willingly invested ourselves in their lives. As in Allende’s book, we were compelled to continue, for if there’s to […]

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Macondo

Conceived by Marcela Lorca and the cast Written by the cast Directed by Marcela Lorca Dowling Studio at the Guthrie, MN Macondo is a place of myth, a place where oil spills under and over water, creating a chain reaction that devastates human lives and animal habitats. It is also the name of the ruptured […]

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Caroline, or Change

By Tony Kushner Directed and Choreographed by Marcela Lorca Composed by Jeanine Tesori Choreography by Marcela Lorca Guthrie Theater, MN “As marvelous, enchanting, and soul-stirring a show as you’re ever going to see, and if you choose to forego the chance to experience the Guthrie’s absolutely spectacular production of it, you will be missing the […]

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Chain of Fools

Conceived by Marcela Lorca and the cast Written by the cast Directed by Marcela Lorca Dowling Studio at the Guthrie, MN Passion and our need for love can get us all in trouble. We can look far or look at our own lives and find incredible stories of unique encounters, outrageous discoveries and deep betrayals. […]

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The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde

By Thomas Kilroy Directed by Marcela Lorca Guthrie Theater, MN Playwright Oscar Wilde holds a place in literature as an important voice that was prominent, prolific and controversial. With The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde, Irish playwright Thomas Kilroy exposes the private life between Oscar and his wife Constance.

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