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's directorial accomplishments include the world premiere of Mêlisa Annis' Charlie's Waiting; the New York premiere of Otho Eskin’s Duet; the world premiere of Teresa Lotz’s She Calls Me Firefly; the Off-Broadway world premiere and West End premiere of Gregory Murphy’s The Countess (634 Off-Broadway performances); Philip Ridley’s Leaves of Glass; and Laura Pedersen’s For Heaven’s Sake!, among many other critically-acclaimed productions.
Previous to her many credits in New York, at twenty-three, Ludovica was the youngest woman ever to simultaneously produce and direct in London’s West End. Her production of O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night transferred after its initial run to a larger West End venue. In the New York theatre industry, Ludovica is one of the few women to have owned and operated her own theatre – The Greenwich Street Theatre – which she ran for seventeen years. During this time she developed more than thirty new plays and presented the work of hundreds of theatre artists.
Alongside her directorial career, Ludovica is Founder and Artistic Director of Parity Productions.
Ludovica is a recipient of NYWA's Galaxy Award. An active member of the League of Professional Theatre Women, she served on the Board from 2009-2018 and currently produces its Oral History Project at NYPL for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Ludovica will be directing Mirrors by 2018 Parity Commission Winner, Azure D. Osborne-Lee, this February 2020 at Next Door @ NYTW.
In line with her philosophy “of serving the New York theatrical community by giving back and contributing to its continued growth and excellence with new voices,” Ludovica has served as a visiting professor at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she has directed several Company productions.
Ludovica was born and raised in London. She has a combined degree in Spanish and Drama from London University and the Central School of Speech and Drama. Her father, a photographer, was a political exile from Franco’s Spain and her mother was Austrian. She speaks four languages, and lives in New York City with her husband, a playwright and novelist.