Photo Gallery: Tea Alagić's Past Productions
Constellations is helmed by internationally acclaimed and first-time Wilma Theater director Tea Alagić. Based in NYC, her credits include off-Broadway, regional, and international productions of both traditional theater and devised work. Alagić is the Head of the MFA Directing department at The New School for Drama in New York City and an artist-in-residence at Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn. Known for her minimalist style and intensive character work, take a look at some notable productions from Alagić's career.
Jessica Pimental and Seth Fisher in Women's Project Theater's
Aliens with Extraordinary Skills. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
Aliens with Extraordinary Skills
by Saviana Stanescu
Written by Romanian playwright, poet, and journalist Saviana Stanescu, Alagić directed the world premiere of Aliens with Extraordinary Skills in 2008. The dark comedy tells the story of a clown from the "unhappiest country in the world" working towards getting her US work visa.
The production was called by The New York Times, "an enchanting piece of theater! Aliens radiates tons of energy. Directed with GREAT ZEAL by Tea Alagić, the cast couldn’t be sharper!"
Scott Kerns and Sarah Nealis in Asolo Rep’s production of Venus in Fur. Photo by Cliff Roles.
Venus in Furs
by David Ives
No stranger to the intimacy of a two-person show, Alagic directed the erotic Venus in Furs in 2013 at Asolo Rep.
"Director Tea Alagić ’s production don’t leave you much time to ponder... she and her two actors quickly get you engaged in their characters." – Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Elizabeth Olson and Julian Cihi in Classic Stage Company's production of Romeo & Juliet. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Romeo & Juliet
by William Shakespeare
A highly acclaimed production, Alagić directed the Bard's classic tale of passion at the Classic Stage Company in 2013. The contemporary re-imagining of the production was applauded by critics, naming Alagić as a truly visionary director.
“This newest take on Shakespeare’s tragic lovers rises on the chemistry of its leads. Elizabeth Olsen is in command of her sensuality and her man. Julian Cihi, a talented newcomer, brings savvy and charm to Romeo in Tea Alagić’s edgy production.” – NBC New York
Tina Benko in Women's Project Theater's Jackie. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
by Elfriede Jelinck
translated by Gitta Honegger
In 2013, Alagić returned to the Women's Project Theater to direct the one-woman show Jackie, a bio-play that explores the life of Jackie Kennedy Onassis.
Benko and director Tea Alagić manage to find infinite variety in Jelinek’s long text, and the designers follow suit...Benko’s performance and a chance to catch a whiff of one of Eastern Europe’s leading avant-gardists make this smashing of an old icon worth a visit. – Backstage
Lois Markle and Benjamin Williamson in Asolo Rep's production of 4000 Miles. Photo by Slaven Vlasic.
by Amy Herzog
Alagić returned to Asolo Rep in 2014 to direct Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles, a play taking place in a West Village apartment with two unlikely roommates: 91-year-old Vera and her 21-year-old grandson Leo.
“Alagić shows off a more grounded style, where everything seems real, from the hesitations to the sweetest of moments between Lois Markle as 91-year-old Vera and Benjamin Williamson as Leo." - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Sarah Gliko and Jered McLenigan. Photo by Matt Saunders.