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By Karen Stahl
Joining the artistic team at Roundabout Theatre Company is Cristina Angeles, who was named as a directing fellow for the 2019-20 season.
Angeles joins as the fourth directing fellow since the Roundabout Directing Fellowship launched in 2017, joining the ranks of Whitney White, Miranda Haymon and Kathleen Capdesuner.
The goal of the program is to provide an artistic home for an early-career director, while creating an environment of diversity and inclusion behind the scenes as the fellow develops a relationship with Roundabout.
She will have her hand in assisting a number of Broadway and Off-Broadway productions this season, as well as work as a script reader and work on her own projects.
“I really believe that the Fellowship has succeeded in its mission of both developing their work and shining a spotlight on these very worthy artists,” said artistic director Todd Haines in a statement. “I can’t wait to have them all working across the stages of Roundabout and many more in the seasons to come.”
Angeles is a Latina theater maker who has worked as an assistant director at The New York Theatre Workshop and The Public Theater.
The NYC-based Checkmark Theatre Company, where she serves as founding artistic director, dedicates itself to underrepresented artists and telling their stories. Angeles is currently writing a series inspired by the life of Marie Antoinette, to be developed by Checkmark for the 2019-20 season.
The 2019-20 Broadway season for Roundabout includes “The Rose Tattoo” by Tennessee Williams and “Birthday Candles” by Noah Haidle.
More information about Angeles and her work can be found at CristinaAngeles.com.