Artist Bio

Marcela Lorca

(Bio as of January 2004)

Marcela Lorca most recently collaborated with the Goodman on The Light in the Piazza during the 2003/2004 Season. She became movement director for the Guthrie Theater in 1991 and has since coached more than 70 plays. She is also head of movement for the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training program. At the Guthrie she has choreographed over 20 plays including Merrily We Roll Along, Blood Wedding, Sweeney Todd, Much Ado About Nothing, You Can’t Take It With You, Winter’s Tale, Pericles, Lysistrata, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It and A Christmas Carol. She was associate director for A Christmas Carol on two occasions. Her directing work includes Blood Wedding at the Guthrie Lab and Missouri Repertory Theater; In Darkness by Kevin Kling, If You Could Only Touch My Heart, Raw and Walking Around at the Southern Theater; and co-direction of The Long Walk and I Keep Walking on Sinking Sand with Thomas Prattki at the Guthrie Lab. She has worked at the National Actor’s Theater and Signature Theater in New York City, Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, National Opera of the Dominican Republic, Grupo del Centro-Chilean dance company, U.S. and European tours with Jonathan Stone’s Dinner and at various venues in Minnesota. She has also taught at New York University, U.S. theater conferences, the London International School of Performing Arts and the Guthrie Experience for Actors in Training. She is a recipient of a McKnight Fellowship for Theater Artists and a McKnight Choreographic Fellowship.