Reena Dutt is a 2021-2022 Drama League New York Directing Fellow, a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab (New York City), and Directors Lab West (Los Angeles). She was most recently a part of Artist Repertory Theatre's Mercury Company III in Portland, OR, and will soon workshop a new play with MadLAB in Los Angeles.
In December 2019 she closed the world premier of DEFENDERS by Cailin Harrison at The Broadwater, and in March 2020, she opened the West Coast Premier of ANTIGONE, PRESENTED BY THE GIRLS OF ST. CATHERINE’S by Madhuri Shekar on the Sacred Fools stage. Right before the LA Times Critic's Pic was publicly announced after opening weekend, the play was flung into Covid-virus abyss (incredibly Shakespearean of the world at large).
Prior to that she Assistant Directed for Jo Bonney at The Geffen Playhouse on Jose Rivera’s world premiere of THE UNTRANSLATABLE SECRETS OF NIKKI CORONA, and Jennifer Chang on the Fountain Theatre's Los Angeles premiere of HANNAH AND THE DREAD GAZEBO.
She has directed at A Noise Within in conjunction with East West Players (staged reading of SNOW IN MIDSUMMER by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig), the Road Theatre (staged reading of KISSING CHE by Augusto Federico Amador), and Sacred Fools (staged reading of MONKEY LOVE by Madhuri Shekar).
Dutt also directs for film and television and has an extensive producing history. She is a graduate of the Media Arts program at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and the acting program at William Esper Studio, New York. Most important, Dutt is a city girl with a country soul who creates with a conscience, on and off screen and stage.
Drama League New York Directing Fellow
Member, Lincoln Center Directors Lab
Member, Director's Lab West
Associate Member, SDC
Reena Dutt. Photo courtesy of
Mika Larson Photography