Et Alia Theater is a NYC based theater company founded and led by international women. We bring together an unfamiliar combination of foreign and immigrant voices and offer them a space to explore and interchange their multicultural perspectives. We use our art to expose the obstacles experienced by immigrant women and empower our community. As a company who is committed to blurring borders, Et Alia is not limited to a single form of work and is open to creating conversations through different styles of theater. We strive to make the out of place, a place. Et Alia is Latin for ‘And Other’: we create art for the other, by the other, and about the other.
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 This is Me Eating___, an immersive theater installation based on a concept developed by her and produced by her theater company: Et Alia Theater. With the latter, Giorgia has worked with multiple Off Broadway companies such as Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Irondale Women Festival and they were honored speakers at TEDxYouth Columbia. She was in the reading of It Can't Happen Here with Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene/Kairos Italy Theater and 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 and her starring role in a Sandalwood feature film Teenage directed by Guinness World Record Holder Kishan Shrikhant. 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 14 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 an award-winning actor, director, producer, and writer from Brazil and based in New York. Her career in acting has spanned the world, from Brazil to Russia to the United States. She has recently starred in CherryBomb, a TV series coming out on Amazon Prime in 2021 for which she was also a producer. She has received awards and nominations for her performances in both theater and film, such as in the film Elsewhere (ASFF Best Actress Award; Brazil International Film Festival's Special Jury Award), in the film Julieta (Independent Shorts Award – Best Actress Nominee) and in the show Birds of a Feather (The Secret Theatre/Take Ten Play Festival – Best Actress Nominee). She has also performed Off-Broadway several times with companies such as Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre and Group .BR. She co-directed with Ryan Cairns the short film 'Til Morning and directed and wrote the short film Bridge. Her play For The Time Being, which she also starred in, was produced at the NYWinterfest Festival in 2020.
LUÍSA GALATTI (she/her)
Director of Creative Development
Luísa is a Brazilian actress, producer and makeup artist based in NYC. She is the Director of Creative Development of Et Alia Theater, a theater company founded and led by international women. Luísa creates and produces new forms of theater and film that connect people with different stories and backgrounds. With Et Alia, she produced and performed multiple shows such as White Rabbit Red Rabbit and This is Me Eating ___. 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. She was an Assistant Director and Guest Star on the TV Show CherryBomb (to be released on Amazon Prime in 2022). Currently ‘Til Morning, a short film that she wrote, produced and starred in, is circulating film festivals all over the globe.
She holds a BFA in Theater from Escola Superior de Artes Celia Helena and moved to NYC to study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
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.