Gisela Cardenas has worked in the UK, Germany, Peru, Brazil, Romania, The Netherlands, Norway, and the U.S.A. Awards and Memberships: Princess Grace Theater Fellowship (2007), 2008 Phil Killian Directing Fellow (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), 2008-10 Women’s Project Director’s Lab, recipient of the TCG/ NEA 2009/2011 Career Development Program for Directors and a member of the Society Directors and Choreographers Foundation. Princess Grace Special Project Award (2012). Gisela was one of the six International Directors invited by The Royal Shakespeare Company in the U.K. to work with Cicely Berry in 2011. Currently she is a full time faculty member for the Columbia University /Barnard college Undergraduate Department of Theatre.
Ms. Cardenas has an M.A. in Performance Studies (New York University) and an M.F.A. in Directing (Columbia University). Credits as Director and Writer: a contemporary adaptation of Agamemnon (Drama Desk Nomination 2006/Directing), In Delirium adapted after Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther; Fires after Marguerite’s Yourcenair book of short stories. Selected Credits as Director: Jose Watanabe’s Antigone (Sibiu International Theater Festival—Romania), Kander & Ebb’s Kiss of The Spider Woman (Vortex Theater Company); HotInk Festival 2008-2009; Part 1 of An Oresteia (Classic Stage Company), Maria Irene Fornes’ Tango Palace & Dr, Kheal for the 2010 New York Fornes Festival, Euripides’ Medea (Perú-Argentina), Brecht’s In The Jungle of The Cities (The Netherlands-Peru), Richard III (Norway), Weskler’s The Kitchen, Fassbinder’s Katzelmaher (Barnard College), Peter Asmussen’s Nobody meets Anyone (Brazil), Schiller’s Mary Stuart (Barnard College), Sergio Blanco’s Thebes Land (South America) and Naomi Wallace’s One Flea Spare (ETW/NYU). In 2015 she founded InTandem Lab: Instructions to Decode A(n In)human Transformation (Writer), The Carmen Variations (an opera based on Bizet’s Carmen) at Here Arts Center, Herstory at the Ice Factory 2021 –New Ohio Theater. Upcoming: Naomi Wallace’s One Flea Spare and The Red Queens, a devised project inspired by Mary Stuart. For more information please visit: https://intandemlab.org