About Ludovica Villar-Hauser
Praise for This Stretch of Montpelier
"The Ensemble is fantastic. Especially with Ludovica Villar-Hauser's expert direction that kept all these plots and subplots moving along."
- Eva Heinemann, Hi Drama!
Praise for Mirrors
"Villar-Hauser’s vision of Osborne-Lee’s play is one which is delivered with power and poignancy by her collaboration with the excellent actors and fine creative team..." -Carole Di Tosti
Praise for Stop-Motion
“...beautifully cast & filmed with a killer ending.”
- Eva Heinemann, Hi Drama!
Praise for Charlie's Waiting
"The performance, guided by Annis’s script and Ludovica Villar-Houser’s sparkling staging, delivers an icily gradual unravel." - Blogcritics
"Crisply directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser..." - NY Beacon
“…stylish direction … impressive to watch ...” - OffOffOnline
“… director and Parity Artistic Director, Ludovica Villar-Hauser has polished [the production] to mirror-perfection.” -
Praise for For Heaven's Sake
"A delightful comedic drama. The marvelous cast, adroitly directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser, is blessed with superb musical skills as well as a very high level of acting talent across the board." - The Front Row Center
"...the writing and the acting is so good and the direction, by Ludovica Villar-Hauser, so subtle that you root for everyone in different ways and for different reasons." - Theater Pizzazz
"A fantastic piece of work by Laura Pedersen..."
- Marisa Vitolo, Reviewfix.com
Ludovica Villar-Hauser is the Founder, Artistic Director and Executive Director of Parity Productions. At Parity, her directing credits include the world premieres of Charlie's Waiting by 2017 Commission Winner Mêlisa Annis, Mirrors by 2018 Commission Winner Azure D. Osborne-Lee, Stop-Motion by 2018 Commission Winner Liz Kerin, and the award-winning She Calls Me Firefly by Teresa Lotz.
Prior to founding Parity Productions, Ludovica directed many critically acclaimed plays in the U.S. and U.K., including Final Analysis by Otho Eskin (Signature Theatre); The Countess by Gregory Murphy (Lamb’s Theatre) and in London’s West End (The Criterion Theatre); Leaves of Glass by Phillip Ridley (Peter Jay Sharpe Theater); As It Is in Heaven by Arlene Hutton (The Cherry Lane); The Brightness of Heaven, (The Cherry Lane) and This Will All Be Yours (The Barrow Group Theatre) by Laura Pedersen; and Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill in London’s West End (The Arts Theatre). The filmed stage production of Stop-Motion by Liz Kerin in 2021 marks Ludovica's directorial film debut.
In 1984, at the age of 23, with her production of O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night, Ludovica became the youngest woman ever to simultaneously produce and direct in London’s West End. In the New York theatre industry, she was also one of the few women to own and operate her own theatre — The Greenwich Street Theatre — which she ran for 17 years. Ludovica served on the Board of the League of Professional Theatre Women from 2009-2018, is currently the Producer of the League's Oral History Project at the NYPL for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Ludovica served as co-President to the LPTW from July 2022-July 2023.