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Et Alia Theater Lab

The Et Alia Theater Lab is a program that supports theater creators in the development of their work-in-progress projects. This is part of our 'By the Other' department, dedicated to bringing in new collaborators and incubating their creative process. 


Alyssa See-Tho Headshot

Alyssa See-Tho (Jesus 2.0) is a multiracial, queer, Catholic writer who has worked on a variety of forms and cares deeply about creating social change through storytelling. Alyssa’s work has been developed and performed in theaters in both NYC (Rattlestick Theater, The Tank, Workshop Theater) and the San Francisco Bay Area (Gunn High School), produced online (What Next web series, COCAWrites: Plays on Zoom Festival), and on the radio (WNYU). She is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, the UNTITLED Musical Writers Group, and a JHRTS writers group. She graduated from NYU with a B.F.A. in Dramatic Writing and Performance Studies.

Federica Borlenghi Headshot

Federica Borlenghi (Until Dark) is an Italian-born multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn. Her writing explores precarious intimacies, contemporary womanhood, and bilingual/multicultural experiences. Produced writing credits include Reminiscence (Italytime Cultural Center commission), SYNERGY (Denver Fringe Festival), Perfetto (Italytime commission), in the name of the father (IATI Theater/Miranda Theater Co) and hallelujah (Dixon Place). She has worked professionally as a freelance director, creative producer, props designer, costume designer, as a portrait and event photographer! More on

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Manvi Ranghar (The Seekers) is a writer, actress and artist living in New York. Originally from India, she has taken many strange roads sniffing out freedom and truth. She hopes to make art for life's sake. 


Maria Müller is an actor/writer/producer and Co-Founding Artistic Director of Et Alia Theater. Her theater credits include White Rabbit Red Rabbit at Theater for the New City, Little Egg, Big World as part of the National Women's Theater Festival and This is Me Eating___, directed by Debora Balardini. Her film credits include the feature film Queen Marie of Romania and Where Are You from Again? a short film she wrote, produced, and starred in and for which she won Best Actress at the Indie Short Fest - LA International Film Festival and was nominated at the Paris Film Festival.

Giorgia Valenti is an actress bouncing around the USA and Italy. Most recently her and Et Alia’s project This is Me Eating__ was in collaboration with City Artist Corps, Irondale Women Festival, New Ohio Theater and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. Her favorite on-camera work includes a co-starring role in The Right Reasons (Best Supporting Actress Nomination at the Lee Strasberg Film Festival), and the short film she co-starred in and co-produced ‘Til Morning (Best Drama at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival). She graduated with Honors from NYU and loves to dance, sing and play sports! She sends love to her friends.

Luísa Galatti is a Brazilian actress, producer and makeup artist based in NYC. She is the Director of Creative Development of Et Alia Theater. She recently acted in the show This is Me Eating___, directed by Debora Balardini, at the Alchemical Studios. She wrote, produced and starred in the award-winning short film ’Til Morning. Back in her home country, Luísa performed in Distopia Brasil, a devised piece directed by Pedro Granato and Cronicas de Nuestra América, by Augusto Boal, directed by Marco Antonio Rodrigues. She was an Assistant Director and Guest Star on the TV Show CherryBomb.

Ana Moioli is a Brazilian, NY-based performer/multidisciplinary artist and Co-Artistic Director of Et Alia. She starred in CherryBomb (TV series), Elsewhere (ASFF - Best Actress Award), Julieta (Oaxaca) and I Am Love (Raindance). With Et Alia, she performed in theater projects such as This Is Me Eating___, None of the Above (Rattlestick), and On How to Be a Monster. She co-directed with Ryan Cairns the short film 'Til Morning (Outstanding Drama – AOBFF), produced the short film The 2nd Act (Best Project - Latino Film Market) and starred in her own play For The Time Being (NYWinterfest).

Marina Zurita (she/her) is a theatre director born in São Paulo, Brazil. Among her credits she has for The Time Being (by Ana Moioli) produced at the NY Winter Festival in 2020 and at Dixon Place (reading) in 2019; Love & Depositions co-directed with Acadia Barrengos and Mollye Maxner; and Mother Tongue, an original piece conceived by her and performed at UNCSA MainStage season in 2022. Marina Marina is currently an intern at Manhattan Theater Club and a Directing Fellow at Et Alia theater. In the fall she will be joining the Kenan artistic fellowship at Kennedy Center and the Lab at A.P.E. 

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Anuka Sethi is an India-born, Dubai-raised, and New York City-based actor, writer, producer & model. Since she grew up a third culture kid, Anuka uses her art to connect with her roots; she's passionate about creating work and space for South Asian artists. Recent acting credits include GIRLHOOD (Columbia MFA Playwriting), immersive musical Love Around The Block (by Dave Malloy for Hermès), and award-winning short film Hide & Seek (premiered at LIFF). She is a proud Nine Muses Lab alumni where she worked under founder Bryce Dallas Howard. As a producer, she has worked with Live & In Color, Boomerang Theatre & The Brick. BFA: NYU Tisch. 

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