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Cucalorus 2020
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MIRLA CRISTE has written, directed, choreographed, vocal-coached, produced, designed, composed for and performed in many years of professional film, television, concert dance, and the dramatic and musical stage.

As a young actor in New York City, Mirla played lead and featured roles in a variety of classical and contemporary dramas, musicals, films and commercials before making her Broadway debut in the original cast of Miss Saigon.

Mirla has two theatre degrees, from Oberlin College and the University of California - Irvine, and has designed and taught courses—full and part time—in the voice, movement and acting curricula of a number of theatre programs all over the country.

In the Fall of 2013, Mirla dove headlong into Wilmington's theatre Community. Since then, she has directed, choreographed and performed in theatre productions with a number of area organizations. Mirla has been nominated for an Encore Magazine Award, a Thalian Association Award and seven Wilmington Theatre Awards in a variety of categories, with three wins.

Mirla's 2019 projects included choreographing Opera House Theatre Company's Fall production of Shakespeare in Love and directing Cube Theatre's Spring production of William Shakespeare's Othello, for which she was nominated for a Wilmington Theatre Award for Best Sound Design.

In August 2019 and January 2020, Mirla joined the cast of the Wilson Center and Opera House Theatre's collaborative workshop of B.D. Wong and Wayne Barker's new musical adaptation of Mr. Holland's Opus.

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