Mia Capotorto Sommese
Mia Capotorto Sommese is a New York based theatre director focused on new and devised work. Mia specializes in new musical theatre, ensemble based work and movement direction. Mia is an Associate Artist with Baby Crow Productions, a theater company focused on work that is environmentally and socially conscious. Recent Baby Crow directorial credits include 13 and Not Pregnant (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017; United Solo Festival 2016: Winner of Best Comedy) and Enter Your Sleep (International Fringe Festival 2014). She is the Resident Director of Collaboration, Development and Production (CDP), a program in residence at the Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. CDP develops and produces readings and workshops of new musicals. Mia has also devised theatre for young audiences with The Lunettes, a theatre collective that creates participatory theatre and interdisciplinary work for children and grownups. Collaborations with The Lunettes include Queens Bee (JCAL Children's Festival) and Molecular Mob (Figment Festival 2017). Mia is currently the Education Programs Associate at the New Victory Theater. She received her BA in English from Boston University and her MA in Theatre from Hunter College.