ABOUT

Padra Crisafulli (they/them) is a theatre artist who bends time, space, and reality to tell stories. They hail from… well, they moved around a lot as a kid between Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Texas. With a BFA in directing from Carnegie Mellon University, they have created, choreographed, scored, and directed works from movement pieces and operas to performance art installations and radio dramas.  Their recent work has focused on the surreal impact of loneliness on one’s perception of reality.

 

As a director, their conception of a production of Ubu Roi was showcased in the Common Design Project at the Prague Quadrennial, representing Carnegie Mellon University. In addition, their direction of the mono-opera PETROV performed in the National Museum of Serbia in conjunction with the Carnegie Mellon School of Music. They have worked under Aya Ogawa and Haruna Lee on the New York Times’s Critics Pick Suicide Forest at the Bushwick-Starr, and observed Scott Elliott with the New Group production of Jesse Eisenberg’s Happy Talk.

 

Under the moniker “neutruhl”, Padra works sonically in the forms of sample-based compositions and music production. They are currently developing a series of lo-fi suites exploring the intersection of consciousness and nature.

Photo by Louis Stein

I did not

make this

sculpture at

the National

Museum of

Serbia.

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100 YEARS STRAY

by SaringROCK

Trans. by Aya Ogawa

Hannah Cornish as

The Blue Demon

Photo by Noah Hull

PETROV

Music by Ivan Plazacic

Libretto by Alex Taylor

Joseph Sandler as

Stanislav Petrov

Photo by Ivan Plazacic

NEPENTHE

Written and Directed by Padra Crisafulli

Cameron King as

Lynne

Photo by Sarah Connor

I did not

make this

sculpture at

the National

Museum of

Serbia.