Larissa Lury

THIS SEASON: Director – Thrive, Or What You Will


Larissa Lury is a freelance director, associate professor at New Mexico State University, deviser, and former acrobat. She’s drawn to artwork and experiences that open her to new ways of looking at the world around her, and strives to create those experiences for others. She’s directed and workshopped plays for companies including: The Assembly, Cherry Lane (Mentor Project), The Playwrights’ Center, Urbanite, Dorset Theatre Festival, Nashville Rep, Portland Center Stage, Southern Rep, San Diego Rep, InterAct, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, Ma-Yi, New Jersey Rep, Keen Company’s Keen Teens, McCarter Theatre’s Youth Ink!, Curious Theatre Company, American Southwest Theatre Company, Lake Dillon, Passage Theatre, Abingdon/Small Pond, Leviathan Lab, and Prospect Theatre.

Through EST/Sloan and with support from a Drama League Next Stage Residency, she is developing The Mercury 13 [working title] inspired by women pilots in the early years of the space program with playwright L M Feldman.  She first began developing Thrive; or What You Will with Feldman through an Audrey Residency with New Georges in 2016, and so she’s especially excited to direct its first production here at ASC.

Larissa was a member of the inaugural group of National Directing Fellows, an LMCC Process Space Resident, a Resident Director at Ensemble Studio Theatre, and a chashama AREA Award recipient. She is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and a New Georges Affiliate Artist.  She received a BS from Northwestern University and an MFA from UC San Diego.