Pesha Rudnick (Associate Director) is Artistic Director of LOCAL Theater Company in Boulder, Co where she produces and directs new plays by emerging writers. Selected directing credits include, NYC: Theater Masters’ National MFA Playwright’s Festival (59E59 Theaters, Atlantic Theater Stage 2, Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater, The Wild Project, Theater Row), Swan Lake Calhoun (Vital Theater Company.) Regional: National New Play Network premiere of 26 Miles, by Quiara Alegria Hudes (Curious Theater Company); House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.); Leveling Up, by Deborah Zoe Laufer (Florida Stage 1st Festival); The Glass Menagerie (Boulder Ensemble Theater Company); Tartuffe, The Hairy Ape, Dreaming of Checkov (Hangar Theater).  Ms. Rudnick has also developed over 20 new plays, most recently by Michael Mitnick, Lila Rose Kaplan, and David Myers.  She has worked for Cornerstone Theater Company and served as assistant director to Jo Bonney on the world premiere of American Night by Richard Montoya at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Education: Bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, Master’s Degree from New York University.  She is a member of Lincoln Center’s Director’s Lab, and a Drama League Directing Fellow.  Upcoming:  World premiere of Elijah: an Adventure by Michael Mitnick for LOCAL Theater Company