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Tyne Rafaeli

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.  

(Updated Mar 2019)



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