Elena Araoz is a stage director of theater and opera as well as an actress and writer. As a director, she works internationally, Off-Broadway and across the country. This season, Araoz will direct the Off-Broadway world premiere of Adam Seidel’s Original Sound (Cherry Lane Theatre), the New York premiere of Migdalia Cruz’s play Fur (New York Theatre Workshop Next Door and Boundless Theatre Company), The Migration Plays at the McCarter Theatre Center by Mfoniso Udofia, Martyna Majok, Heather Raffo, Adam Gwon, and Karen Zacarias, and Virginia Grise’s translation of All’s Well That Ends Well (Play On and Classic Stage Company). The New York Times has praised Araoz’s productions as “striking,” “primal,” “wild,” “stirring,” and “refreshingly natural,” and The Boston Globe as “riveting,” “dreamy,” and “vivid.” As her productions are critically acclaimed for superb acting, she regularly teaches acting at universities and young artist programs. She is a faculty member at Princeton University.