Tyne Rafaeli is a New York-based director of new plays, classics and musicals. Recent productions include Ming Peiffer’s Usual Girls at Roundabout Theater Company (NY Times Critics’ Pick), Craig Lucas’ I Was Most Alive with You at Playwrights Horizons (NY Times Critics’ Pick), Martyna Majok’s Ironbound and the world premieres of Anna Ziegler’s Actually and Amanda Peet’s Our Very Own Carlin McCullough at The Geffen Playhouse, Michael Yates Crowley’s The Rape of the Sabine Women at The Playwrights Realm, and the New York premiere of In a Word by Lauren Yee which was a New York Times Critics’ Pick. Her work has also been seen at Classic Stage Company, Cal Shakes, Roundabout Theatre Company, Atlantic Theater Company, Two River Theater, PlayMakers Rep, New York Stage & Film, Goodspeed, Juilliard, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, American Players Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and the O’Neill Playwright’s Conference. Tyne is a 2016-18 Time Warner Directing Fellow at the Women’s Project Theater and received the 2014 SDC Sir John Gielgud Fellowship for Classic Direction.
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Playwrights debut. Dennison appeared in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s acclaimed 1989 film, Santa Sangre. Her professional acting experience continued via a US tour with the National Theatre of the Deaf where she played Gertrude in Ophelia. Dennison continued her tour at elementary schools with the Little Theatre of the Deaf. Dennison completed ASL translation for Yale University’s Twelfth Night. She took on the role of an ASL consultant at ArtsEmerson, Broadway Across America, Boston University School of Theatre, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, SpeakEasy, and the Boston Opera House. She also appeared in Aditi Brennan Kapil’s Love Person (IRNE nomination). Sabrina was the Director of Artistic Sign Language and ASL consultant for I Was Most Alive with You at Huntington.
Critic’s Pick! "Craig Lucas’ I Was Most Alive with You is passionate and haunting. A marvel of polyphony, featuring standout performances."—Jesse Green, The New York Times
Elegantly staged by Tyne Rafaeli (Sabrina Dennison directed the ASL portion) and superbly acted by an ensemble of hearing and Deaf actors.—Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter