Lavina Jadhwani

SDCF Directing Observer

PlayMakers: Noises Off.

Credits: Lavina Jadhwani is Artistic Director of Rasaka Theatre Company and Associate Artist at Silk Road Theatre Project. Her work with Rasaka includes directing and curating the Chicago premiere of Yoni Ki Baat and the world premiere of culture/clash, the nation’s first fully produced South Asian short play festival. As an assistant director she has worked with Jeremy Cohen (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Hartford Stage), Barbara Gaines (The Comedy of Errors, Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Frank Galati, Henry Godinez, Jonathan Berry, and others.

Awards: Lavina received Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas awards for her work on Merchant on Venice at Silk Road and Urinetown and Arcadia at Carnegie Mellon University. She has been a finalist for the Michael Maggio Directing Fellowship, the 3Arts Artist Awards and the Luce Scholars Program.

Education: She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (BFA, Drama; MA, Arts Management) and Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.