Self Scripting (Don't wait! Make your own work)

With Tatiana Pandiani


Tatiana Pandiani


Wed, May 20

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM



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Actors often find that they must also be generators of work once outside of training and academic institutions. Some have writing backgrounds, some do not. What does it mean for an actor to make something for themselves? How does one create with integrity, artistry, craft and vision?
This workshop will offer tools and methods to get started on a new project. It will be an in depth process and requires participation.
This workshop is limited to 15 participants and 10 observers and is best suited to early career actors.

Tatiana Pandiani NYC based director-choreographer who works in English and Spanish.

Originally from Buenos Aires, she grew up around milongas, antique stores and dance studios. She studied Performance and Philosophy at Florida International University and Directing at Columbia University 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; it is inspired by the legacy of Maria Irene Fornes, Frida Kahlo, Pina Bausch, Bob Fosse, Bertolt Brecht, and Astor Piazzola.

She currently serves as the Associate Director for the First National Broadway tour of What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck which recently closed on Broadway. Recent work includes When My Mama was a Hittite By Melis Aker (Park Theatre, London), Christina by Alexis Sheer (Cleveland Playhouse, workshop), Dike by Hannah Benitez (Urbanite Theatre), Friends with Guns by Stephanie Alison Walker (NYTW, workshop), Nanas by Leonardo Gonzales (Teatro LATEA & IATI), Field, Awakening by Melis Aker), (Signature Theatre / Corkscrew Festival). Tatiana directed the international 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.

Tatiana has served at director-choreographer and co-book writer for the ongoing development on the bilingual musical Azul, Otra Vez [Blue, Revisited] at Musical Theater Factory, Tofte Lake Center, New York Theatre Workshop, BRIC, The Drama League. As a choreographer, Tatiana has been working with Latin Indie musical artist in concerts & music videos.

Tatiana has also been developing new plays with Alexis Scheer, Melis Aker, Monet Hurst-Mendoza, Hannah Benitez and other exceptional writers with the support of institutions such as Long Wharf Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, Urbanite Theater, NYTW, Miami New Drama, Westport Country Playhouse, Pipeline Theatre Co., Timucua Arts Center, Lanesboro Arts, The Park Theater (UK). These collaborations are her favorite part of the work.

Proud Member of SDC. Representation: Paradigm Talent Agency. MFA: Columbia.