Marcela Lorca | Guthrie Theater

Marcela Lorca

Marcela Lorca, a Director / Choreographer / Master Teacher, became Movement Director for the Guthrie Theater in 1991, and has since coached more than 100 plays. She is also Head of Movement for the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training program. As a Director/Choreographer her recent productions include Caroline or Change at The Guthrie Theater and Syracuse Stage; The Burial At Thebes and The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde at the Guthrie Theater; House of the Spirits and Found at Mixed Blood Theater; Blood Wedding at the Guthrie Lab and Missouri Repertory Theater;  Time Sensitive, Going Live, Macondo, Chain of Fools, Postcards from Earth and Confluence at the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio; The Clean House at Juilliard Drama; Bring Love to My Doorstep, The Long Walk, I Keep Walking on Sinking Sand, Bye Bye Margarita, and In Darkness at the Guthrie Lab; Wilde Honey, Antigone, The Seagull, Three Sisters, Iphigenia at Aulis, and The Gods: Helen and Orestes at the University of Minnesota; and If You Could Touch My Heart, Raw and Walking Around at the Southern Theater.

Her choreography includes The Winter’s Tale at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Persians at Washington Shakespeare Theater, A Light in the Piazza at the Goodman Theater, and Pericles at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

At the Guthrie Theater she has choreographed over 20 plays including The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, Merrily We Roll Along, Blood Wedding, Sweeny Todd, Much Ado About Nothing, You Can’t Take It With You, Winter’s Tale, Pericles,  Lysistrata, A Midsummer Night’s Dream,  As You Like It, and A Christmas Carol.  She has also worked at the National Actor’s Theater and Signature Theater in New York City, Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, National Opera of the Dominican Republic, and  Grupo del Centro-Chilean dance company.

Ms. Lorca teaches Lorca Movement at the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training program. She has also taught at New York University, Juilliard Drama School, the London International School of Performing Arts, US conferences and the Guthrie Experience for Actors in Training.