cara reichel - director, playwright
Cara Reichel is a stage director and creator of new musical theater, and the founding Artistic Director of NYC's acclaimed Prospect Theater Company (recipient of a 2016 OBIE Award grant), dedicated to the development and production of new American musicals by emerging artists. She collaborates frequently with composer / lyricist Peter Mills, bringing musicals from concept to full production including Illyria, The Rockae, The Underclassman, Death for Five Voices, and others. She collaborated with Mills, Susan DiLallo, and Stephen Weiner on Iron Curtain (NYC's 2006 Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production) and with many other writers both in NYC and across the US on other projects. In 2015 she received a prestigious Bogliasco Fellowship in Genoa, Italy. She has received “New Directors / New Works” Grants from the Drama League, and the “Lucille Lortel Award” from the League of Professional Theatre Women, which honors promising young artistic directors.