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Juliana Kleist-Mendez

Third-year MFA Directing Candidate


Juliana Kleist-Méndez is a third-year MFA candidate previously based in Brooklyn, NY. She is an Iowa-born Cuban American committed to embodied storytelling collaborations. Select credits: Far From Canterbury (Winner of Best Musical: New York International Fringe Festival; Encores! at The SoHo Playhouse); La hija del pirata/The Pirate’s Daughter (La Pirata Productions); Club Silencio (Manhattan Theater Company); Elvira: The Immigration Play (Lehman College, Collaboraction Theatre Company); King Lear: A Radio Play (The Framework Theatre). She has a BA in Theatre for Social Change from Cornell University. UC San Diego credit: Duchess! Duchess! Duchess! (WNPF ‘19), Mother Courage and her Children (AD).

UCSD Credits

Duchess! Duchess! Duchess! (WNPF ‘19)

Mother Courage and her Children


BA in Theater for Social Change, Cornell University