Et Alia Theater is a NYC based organization founded and led by international womxn. We strive to create an accepting community that inspires artists to create beyond their comfort zones and collide with an array of international voices which may be culturally unfamiliar. Et Alia is Latin for ‘And Other’: we are inspired to create art for the other, by the other, and about the other.
MARIA MÜLLER (Co-Artistic Director)
is a Romanian artist based in NYC. She graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a major in Drama and a minor in Dance. She is interested in making art that tells important stories and she is eager to create plays, films, dance pieces etc. that give voice to womxn and international people. Her most recent projects include Running in Place, directed by Isabella Uzcátegui, the feature film Queen Marie of Romania, directed by Alexis Cahill Sweet and the short film Where Are You from Again? written and produced by her and directed by Benjamin Freemantle.
If you are interested in finding out more about her, her website is www.marialuizamuller.com
GIORGIA VALENTI (Co-Artistic Director)
expresses her passion for storytelling through acting, dancing, choreographing, singing and modeling. She is also excited to follow her new writing instinct. Giorgia is a rising senior in the Drama program at Tisch School of the Arts and has trained at the Meisner Studio, in Commedia dell’arte, at the Experimental Theatre Wing and is now looking forward to starting at the Lee Strasberg Institution. She is also pursuing a minor in Dance where she is exploring diverse dance forms. Her artistic practice is inspired by free movement, the complex relationship between home and identity as well as the use of art as a therapeutic practice for all. She also has a great passion for the history of Realism and Naturalism in European theatre. She is still energized from her run of Fiction with 600 Highwaymen as well as working with The Open Program of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards on their project of HOME. As an international woman, Giorgia has worked and performed in India and Italy as well. @giorgiavalenti98
ANA MOIOLI (Co-Artistic Director)
is a Brazilian actress, writer, and director based in New York. Her acting trajectory started in her home country at 9 years old and was later expanded to Russia, where she studied and performed at the Moscow Art Theatre School, and then the United States, where she graduated from NYU Tisch Drama. Some of her recent theater projects include Running in Place (directed by Isabella Uzcátegui at Dixon Place), Birds of a Feather (directed by Lauren Grajewski at the Take Ten Play Festival and The Secret Theater), and Veinticinco (directed by Attilio Rigotti at The Tank). She's also starred in several independent films, such as the multi-award-winning Elsewhere (directed by Guilherme Pedra), as well as How to Water Roses (directed by Mirella Cardoso) and Julieta (directed by Vicente Gonzalez). Her first play For The Time Being was recently produced at the NYWinterfest Festival, and she also debuted as a filmmaker with the film Bridge. www.anamoioli.com
ISABELLA UZCÁTEGUI (Associate Artist)
is an actor, director, filmmaker, and writer. She holds a BFA in Drama and a BS in Psychology from New York University. Her artistic practice explores dance-theater, Grotowski-based training, and devised work. She has a great interest in classical texts, particularly the tension between Shakespeare’s texts and contemporary theater practices with a focus on linguistic approaches to the work. Other disciplines and research fields integral to her arts practice are psychology, genealogy, the human body as archive, oral-traditions, and Latinx community engagement. Her most recent works include Veinticino: a myth of the brain (a trilingual piece exploring memories, dreams, language, and identity), and Mujer, a short film developed in collaboration with Nine Muses Entertainment, and mentored by Mitu original member, Bryce Dallas Howard. She has collaborated as an apprentice in Theater Mitu’s productions of Death of a Salesman and Remnant. As an actor, she has performed internationally in Panama, Costa Rica, and New York City.
LUÍSA GALATTI (Associate Producer/Artist)
is a Brazilian actress and producer based in NYC. She holds a BFA in Theater from Escola Superior de Artes Celia Helena and recently moved to NYC to study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She is inspired to create and produce new forms of theatre that connect people with different stories and backgrounds. Back in her home country, Luísa worked as a producer and performer in several shows, including Cronicas de Nuestra América, written by Augusto Boal and directed by Marco Antonio Rodrigues. She was also part of the production of Distopia Brasil, a devised piece directed by Pedro Granato, in which she played the role of Inquisidora. While in school, she participated in the international theatre school festival GATS, in Peru. She also has a backgroud as a producer of artistic events, such as the party Besame Mucho, which celebrated Latin American music and culture.
DENIZ BULAT (Associate Producer/Artist)
is a Turkish artist based in New York City. She is pursuing her BFA in Drama at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she trained at Atlantic Theatre Schooland Stonestreet Studios, along with a BA in Politics. Her most recent projects include Stupid F**king Bird (Michael Leinbenluft) and Romeo and Juliet (dir. Axél Avin Jr.). Her artistry is motivated by her curiosity about bodies’ movement in space, womanhood, the concept of home, and people with complicated internal and external relationships. She is interested in multi-medium story-telling, international collaboration, and producing in a global setting. She hopes to focus on getting voices from different backgrounds all over the globe heard, and helping passionate artists’ ideas turn into productions on stage or through film.