TAIBI MAGAR (Director) is an Egyptian-American director based in New York, and a graduate of the Brown/Trinity MFA program. Most recently she directed the critically acclaimed Is God Is at Soho Rep. (NYT Critics’ Pick). Upcoming productions this season include: Lauren Yee’s The Great Leap (Atlantic Theater Company), and Underground Railroad Game (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Soho Theatre). Other recent credits: Master (Foundry Theatre, NYT Critics’ Pick), Underground Railroad Game (Ars Nova, NYT Critics’ Pick, Obie Award for Best New American Work, Hamburg Festival), Familiar (The Guthrie and Seattle Repertory Theatre), Dry Powder (The Alley), We Are Proud to Present (The Guthrie). She is currently developing Patrick and Daniel Lazour’s We Live in Cairo (2016 Richard Rodgers Award) with New York Theatre Workshop and American Repertory Theatre. In New York, Taibi has directed and developed work for The Foundry, New York Theater Workshop, Ars Nova, TFANA, WP Theater, Rising Phoenix Rep and INTAR Theatre. She is the recipient of a Stephen Sondheim Fellowship, an Oregon Shakespeare Festival Fellowship, a Public Theater Shakespeare Fellowship, the TFANA Actors and Director Project Fellowship, a Usual Suspect at New York Theater Workshop, and is an alumna of Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Most recently, she received the Kaplan Fellowship for young artists. Taibi has directed and taught at many academic institutions, including Juilliard, Fordham University, Brown University and New York University.