More 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.” -
Ludovica Villar-Hauser (she/her, director) is the Founder, Artistic 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 and the award-winning She Calls Me Firefly by Teresa Lotz.
Prior to founding Parity, Ludovica directed many critically acclaimed plays in the U.S. and the U.K., including Final Analysis by Otho Eskin (The Signature); The Countess by Greg Murphy (634 Off-Broadway performances and in London’s West End); Leaves of Glass by Phillip Ridley (The 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.
Ludovica was 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. She served on the Board of the League of Professional Theatre Women from 2009-2018 and is currently the Producer of its Oral History Project at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.