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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: Letters From CubaElektra, Duchess! Duchess! Duchess! (WNPF ‘19), Mother Courage and her Children (AD).

UCSD Credits

Letters From Cuba


Duchess! Duchess! Duchess! (WNPF ‘19)

Mother Courage and her Children


BA in Theater for Social Change, Cornell University