December 04, 2019


Department of Theatre and

The Center for Entrepreneurship



January 16 – 25, 2020

The Department of Theatre is proud to announce that we will be hosting theatre artist Daniel Irizarry as guest artist for our 2019-20 Residency Program. This two-week program invites a Guest Artist with significant standing in our field to come to campus to work with 10 students on a new work of theatre. The residency is composed of two phases: a workshop phase when  students will work closely with the Artist to develop new work; a presentation phase which will include a workshop showing of the new work, panel discussions and a Master Class offered to the wider Lewis & Clark Community.


About Daniel Irizarry:

Daniel Irizarry is an international director, actor and teaching artist based in the city of New York. In NYC he directed and performed ‘The Maids’ by Oscar nominee screenwriter and playwright José Rivera (The New York Times Critics pick and The New Yorker). Directed and performed a new adaptation of ‘UBU’ (Time Out NY Critics pick). Directed and performed ‘Cho H Cho’ at Mabou Mines, as part of their residency program. Directing and developing a new project (April, 2019) as part of The New Ohio theatre and IRT Theater Archive residence program in NYC. Internationally he directed and performed ‘The Madman and The Nun’ by iconic dada Polish writer Witkacy. This production was the world premiere in Turkey and toured to Poland for Gardzienice’s 40th Anniversary international theatre festival and then in the Bronx, NYC (Pregones Theatre). Directed ‘An Italian Straw Hat’ by Eugene Labiche at Folkwang University in Essen, Germany. ‘Mouthgasm Chapter 1’ in Turkey and Cyprus. ‘Momorato’ in Tokyo, Japan. A collage of Anton Chekhov one act plays at Kookmin Univesity in Seoul, South Korea. Performed in Dance-Theater project in Edinburgh, Scotland. Directed ‘Fragment at Performing Arts Swansea College in Wales, UK and Vilniaus kolegija. Performed at The Metropolitan Opera in NYC directed by renowned Romania director Andrei Serban (Faust and Benvenutu Cellini). Performed ‘The Constant Prince’ by Calderón de la Barca in NYC, Romania and Haus Drei Theater in Berlin. He was an acting and directing Visiting Assistant Professor at Bilkent University in Ankara Turkey. Currently teaches at Lehman College, CUNY in NYC. He holds an MFA in acting from Columbia University and BA in Drama from The University of Puerto Rico.