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Jesca Prudencio

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Jesca Prudencio is a theater director based in New York City. Her multi-disciplinary training in the arts has led her to direct highly physical productions of new plays, musicals, and dance theater works across the globe. She has been directing and creating documentary theater for 10 years including her most recent work, "FAN: stories from the brothels of Bangkok." She has developed work at major regional theaters in San Diego, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, and London. Jesca assistant directed high profile productions in the U.S. including the premiere stage adaptation of Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood and the musical premiere of Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Jesca is the inaugural recipient of the Julie Taymor World Theater Fellowship, which supports her travels throughout Asia as she explores different art forms and develops new work with local artists. She holds a BFA in Theater from NYU, and MFA in Directing from University of California, San Diego. She is a company member of Ping Chong + Company and founder and Artistic Director of People Of Interest.