Purgatory in Ingolstadt   by Marieluise Fleisser, directed by Marina McClure, 2012

Purgatory in Ingolstadt by Marieluise Fleisser, directed by Marina McClure, 2012

MARINA McCLURE is an American artist who grew up internationally. She specializes in developing new intercultural work that creates space for exchange between artists and with the audience. Through her multidisciplinary art lab, The New Wild, she creates emotionally charged theater, opera, and spectacles by fusing striking visual design and physical performance. 

This season, she is an artist-in-residence at BRIC Arts Media in Brooklyn, developing Tear a Root from the Eartha new musical for Afghanistan in collaboration with Qais Essar and Gramophonic, and is directing Letters from Home, a multimedia solo performance about a Cambodian composer and his actor-daughter wrestling with the impact of the Khmer Rouge on their art (Independent Shakes, LA). 

Marina is a resident director at The Flea, where she recently directed the world premiere of Steph del Rosso’s Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill and an episodic adaptation of Italo Calvino's Cosmicomics. Other recent projects include: CasablancaBox (2017 Drama Desk Nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience, HERE), Leisure, Labor, Lust (The Mount), Wing It! a giant puppet parade and large-scale community performance for the Tony-winning Handspring Puppet Company in celebration of South Africa's National Day of Reconciliation. 

Marina teaches directing at The National Theater Institute at the O’Neill and frequently directs student work at Dartmouth College, Brown University, and NYU-Tisch. She is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and has assisted Lisa Kron & Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home - Sundance), Anne Bogart/SITI Company (Trojan Women - BAM Next Wave; Getty Villa), and Nataki Garrett (An Octoroon - Woolly Mammoth). Projects in development include an adaptation of Karen Russell's short story, ZZ's Sleepaway Camp for Disordered Dreamers, and an interactive performance installation of Hamlet with digital artist Keith Skretch that explores leadership and groupthink. MFA: CalArts.