Alicia Dhyana House is an adventurous director, curator, and educator whose aim is to bring local and global communities together through a multidisciplinary exploration of arts, culture, and the humanities. Ms. House has a passion for collaborating with courageous artists and companies from around the world, and she enjoys the challenge of investigating the world we live in by interweaving multiple artistic disciplines and perspectives into provocative and meaningful work.
As a director, she has been described as a “creative visionary” who “puts the human condition front and center” with her imaginative interpretations and radical reinventions of classical works, as well as her ability to nurture the growth and development of new artistic voices. Her directing work has been seen at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), London’s Jermyn Street Theatre, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Prague Quadrennial, Patravadi Theater, and Atlantic Theater Stage 2. Directing credits include: Goldberg's Variations and Between The Lines (BAM’s Next Wave Festival); Medea (Official selection Prague Quadrennial); The Seagull; All’s Well That Ends Well; Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room; Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing; Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses; Pierre Marivaux’s The Game of Love and Chance; Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls; and the rock musical, Spring Awakening. She has worked both on and off-Broadway as an Assistant Director alongside theatrical luminaries Anne Bogart, Andrei Belgrader, Brian Kulick, and Thea Sharrock.
As the Humanities Manager at BAM, she developed innovative educational, community, and humanities programming that reached a wide range of diverse audiences. During her tenure she was responsible for launching BAM’s pioneering poetry program, exposing New York City students to professional spoken-word performers and providing them with an outlet to explore their own voices through the art form.
Ms. House has been invited to direct and teach around the world. She has served as professor and guest director at schools, including NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Fordham University, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. She received her MFA in directing from Columbia University where she was awarded the Richard Rodgers and Kennedy Center Directing Fellowships.