MARLO HUNTER (Director)

MARLO HUNTER is a director and choreographer based in Manhattan. She currently serves as the Director of Script Development for WET Productions. In 2008, looking to push the boundaries of site-specific and full-sensory theater, she founded Eating Their Words through which she pairs prominent playwrights and seasoned chefs for an unprecedented artistic collaboration, resulting in an evening of three world-premiere plays, coupled with the bespoke menu they inspired.  Through ETW Marlo has commissioned and directed new plays by Neil LaBute, Douglas Carter Beane, Theresa Rebeck, David Grimm, Annie Baker, Brooke Berman, Amy Herzog, Keith Reddin, Beau Willimon, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Sam Forman, Rob Ackerman, Sarah Treem and Steven Levenson.  Marlo is currently developing and directing ISLAND SONG, a new musical by Sam Carner & Derek Gregor; developing Douglas Cohen & Zoe Samuel’s new musical, HELEN OF TROY; and directing an upcoming workshop of composer/lyricist Timothy Huang’s COSTS OF LIVING.  Marlo will be an Artist in Residence at The Orchard Project this June, developing an original piece about the “Scarlet Women” of the Bible with playwright Anna Ziegler.  She will be directing MY PERFECT PET, a family musical by Jeff Eisenberg & Bruce Robinson at NYMF this July.

Other credits include Broadway: THE MUSIC MAN (SDC Observer, mentored by Susan Stroman). Off-Broadway and Regional: Charles Grodin's THE RIGHT KIND OF PEOPLE (Assistant Director, Primary Stages); director, MEN ARE PIGS (Theatre Row, Living Image Arts). Regional: choreography for TRAVESTIES (Long Wharf Theatre and Williamstown Theatre Festival, Gregory Boyd, director); choreography, DIVA DIARIES (Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Broward Center, Chicago's Lakeshore Theatre); director/choreographer, FALSETTOLAND, director, David Auburn's WE HAD A VERY GOOD TIME (Williamston Theatre Festival Directing Corp.); DIVA starring Bebe Neuwirth (assistant director, WTF); original choreography for Alfred Uhry's WITHOUT WALLS (and assistant director, WTF). Additional New York Credits: choreographer, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD (Chernuchin); director ROB by Sam Forman, 508 by Amy Herzog (Ensemble Studio Theatre, Youngblood's Thicker than Water festival); choreographer, THE ROCKAE (Prospect Theater Company, NYMF); director, SENOR JAY’S TANGO PALACE by Sharyn Rothstein (Vital); director and choreographer, A TIME TO BE BORN (Lucille Lortel Theatre, Fringe); director and choreographer, SWIMMING UPSTREAM starring Jessica Snow-Wilson and Doug Kreeger (Fringe). Film: choreography consultant, Faster (documentary) directed by Robert Mac.

Marlo is writing book and lyrics for her original musical, LOVE-LOVEwith composer Timothy Huang.Her book, “The Freelance Artist’s Manifesto” has spawned a workshop, which recently launched in New York City.  Marlo holds a B.A. in English/Dramatic Literature from Princeton University.  She lives in New York City with her husband, Ted, and her dog, Fosse.  She is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.   www.MarloHunter.com