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 the world tour of La Negrophilie by Zakiya Markland at the Frank Collymore Hall in Bridgetown, Barbados, the Ubumuntu Arts Festival in Kigali, Rwanda and the Kampala International Theatre Festival in Kampala, Uganda. Other recent: El Poeta y El Rey (BRIC), Field, Awakening by Melis Aker (Corkscrew Festival / New Plays @ Signature Theatre), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Aldy Guirgis and Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl (Atlantic Stage 2), Sondheim's musical Assassins and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Appropriate (Princeton Summer Theater), La Lupe (Teatro SEA). 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 was a 2017-2018 Directing Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop, a Teaching Artist at the Atlantic Theatre Company and the Artistic Associate at Miami New Drama. She is currently a National Directing Fellow at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center / NNPN / Kennedy Center.
In the future? Modern classics, collaborations with choreographers and composers, and new South American plays.