Et Alia Theater is a NYC based company founded and led by international women. Et Alia is Latin for ‘And Other’: we create art for the other, by the other, and about the other. We strive to foster an accepting community that provides a safe space where people can take risks, push themselves outside of their comfort zones and collide with an array of international voices which may be culturally unfamiliar.
MARIA MÜLLER (she/her)
Maria is a Romanian artist based in NYC. Her most recent projects include Where Are You? (Digital), directed by Sim Yan Ying as part of Mabou Mines' SUITE/Space 2020, On How To Be A Monster, written by her and directed by Federica Borlenghi, the short film Where Are You from Again? written and produced by her and directed by Benjamin Freemantle. For her role in the film, she won Best Actress at Indie Short Fest - Los Angeles International Film Festival and she was nominated for the same award at the Paris Film Festival. She has also been the host of East European Comic Con since 2016. She graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a major in Drama and a minor in Dance.
GIORGIA VALENTI (she/her)
Giorgia is an Italian artist in New York. She was most recently in the reading of It Can't Happen Here with Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene/Kairos Italy Theater and in a new play by Liza Berkeinmeir Scary Animals, directed by Leah Reddy. She has also worked on the development of A Thousand Ways (The Public) and The Fever (La Mama) with 600 HIGHWAYMEN. Giorgia's on-camera work includes a co-starring role in The Right Reasons (ActorsConnectionTV), for which she got a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the Lee Strasberg Film Festival. She also co-produced and co-starred in a new film ‘Til Morning that is currently in Post-Production. Giorgia graduated with Honors from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts with a Major in Drama and a Minor in Dance. She has been modeling since the age of fourteen and lived in Italy till she was 10, in India till she was 17 and has been in NYC ever since!
ANA MOIOLI (she/her)
Ana is a Brazilian actor, writer, and director based in New York. Some of her recent theater projects include Running in Place (directed by Isabella Uzcátegui at Dixon Place), On How To Be A Monster (directed by Federica Borlenghi at The Tank) 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). Her first play For The Time Being was produced at the NYWinterfest Festival. She graduated with Honors from NYU Tisch Drama.
LUÍSA GALATTI (she/her)
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 creates and produces new forms of theatre and film 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 was an Assistant Director and Guest Star on the TV Show CherryBomb (to be released on Amazon Prime in 2021). Currently, she's producing and acting in Till Morning, a short film she wrote.
DENIZ BULAT (she/her)
Deniz is a Turkish actor, writer, producer based in New York City. Her most recent acting credits include Loners and Flirtation of Art in Stonestreet Studios, Stupid F**king Bird and Romeo & Juliet both in Atlantic Theater School. She wrote and starred in her short film Angel, directed by Amelia Annen. Deniz is a graduate of NYU Tisch Drama. She is interested in multi-medium story-telling, international collaboration, and producing in a global setting.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
ANNABEL EKELUND (she/her)
Annabel is a development professional in New York City, with a focus on theatre and fundraising operations. While obtaining her undergraduate degree at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, Annabel developed a passion for the international arts community. As President of her university’s performing arts fund, she granted over $29,000 in production funds to international students, enabling them to perform on university stages and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Annabel returned to the States in 2018 to receive her Masters in Performing Arts Administration at NYU, alongside gaining valuable practical experience in global arts engagement, institutional giving, and professional development. She is very excited to be joining Et Alia Theater as a member of its Board of Advisors and looks forward to getting back to live theatre as soon as possible.
Whitney is a queer actor, filmmaker and certified life coach for artists. Her award-winning films have been seen around the world (including Cannes Film Festival, Bentonville Film Festival, SeriesFest, Catalyst Content) and she has been featured in Funny or Die, Authority Mag and Deadline. Whitney’s debut feature film which she co-write, directed and stars in, The Cosmos Sisters is in post production and Whitney recurs in season to of HBO’s Love Life, opposite William Jackson Harper. Whitney is also the owner of Abundant Artist Coaching, a life coaching and mentorship program for artists around the world who are ready to take their careers to the next level.
Angel is an actor, singer, musician, and activist. Her most recent TV and film work includes “Blue Bloods”, For Life”, “NCIS: NOLA”, “City on a Hill”, “Bull”, klutz., The Oh-Gees, and Lady Apsara (also co-producer). Broadway: "Company" (2006). Off-Broadway: MTC, NYTW, CSC, Playwrights Horizons, The Public/NYSF, Women's Project, Ma-Yi, MCC. Regional credits include: Yale Repertory, George St. Playhouse,The Old Globe, McCarter Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse, Long Wharf, Arena Stage, Playmakers Repertory, Cleveland Playhouse, Sundance Theater Festival, NY Stage and Film, O'Neill Theater Center, and the Cape Cod Theater Project. You can hear her as the voice of First Minister Jinn in “Gears of War” 4 and 5. She has an MFA in Acting from NYU. For more info, go to www.angeldesai.com