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 (Co-Artistic Director)
is a Romanian artist based in NYC. 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 On How To Be A Monster, written by her and directed by Federica Borlenghi, 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. She graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a major in Drama and a minor in Dance.
GIORGIA VALENTI (Co-Artistic Director)
is an Italian actor, dancer, singer and writer based in New York. She graduated New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with Honors in Drama, and a minor in Dance. Her latest projects include a Zoom LIVE reading of Liza Berkenmeir’s latest play Scary Animals, directed by Leah Reddy and the Et Alia Theater production of On How To Be A Monster by Maria Müller, directed by Federica Borlenghi. She has had the pleasure to work with 600 Highwaymen, Gisela Cardenas, Melissa Crespo and Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards in the past. Being an international womxn, Giorgia plans to keep working, moving and performing in Italy and India as well.
ANA MOIOLI (Co-Artistic Director)
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.
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 integral to her arts practice are psychology, genealogy, the human body as archive, oral-traditions, and Latinx community engagement. Her recent works include her devised piece Veinticinco: a myth of the brain, and a Nine Muses Entertainment short film Mujer. 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 (dir. 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.