Tatiana Pandiani is a live performance director based in New York City.
Originally from Buenos Aires, she grew up around tango salons, antique stores and dance studios. Diplomatic childhood meant home was always temporary and in cities such as Kingston, Miami, Atlanta, and Boston. She studied Performance and Philosophy at Florida International University (BFA, Summa Cum Laude) and Directing at Columbia University (MFA) with masters such as Anne Bogart, Brian Kulick, Gregory Mosher, and Michael Lachiusa.
Her work combines live performance, dance, music, and storytelling to challenge and entertain today's audiences; it is inspired by the legacy of Maria Irene Fornes, Frida Kahlo, Pina Bausch, Bob Fosse, Bertol Brecht, and Astor Piazzola.
Most recently she directed José Rivera's 187 at the Atlantic Theatre Conservatory and bilingual pieces such as La Lupe and N*** in Paris at Teatro SEA. Other recent: The Co-operatives by Derran Moss-Dalmau at LATEA Theatre as part of the International New York Fringe Festival, Everyday Afroplay at The Bushwick Starr, Assassins at Princeton Summer Theatre. She assisted directed The Glass Menagerie directed by Sam Gold at Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Ivo Van Hove’s company. Other work has been seen at The Bridge, La Micro, Truant Arts, Wertheim Performing Arts, MicroTheatre Miami, The Koubek Center, The Rose Theatre (UK), and Hangar Galleries. Tatiana is teaching artist at the Atlantic Theatre Company.
In the future? Modern classics, collaborations with choreographers and composers, and new South American plays. This April, Tatiana will travel to LanesboroArts to develop NORA, a new musical piece inspired by Ibsen’s A Doll’s House combined with true stories of mothers and wives across the country, as part of a Jerome Foundation Residency. Currently she is in residence at The Habitat Theatre, developing a new musical based on Ruben Darío's short stories. Upcoming: Leonardo González's new play NANAS at IATI and Brandon Jacob Jenkins' Appropriate at Princeton Summer Theatre. She wrote an original piece, 1989, that will tour to Miami in 2018.