Kaelani Burja

Boundless and New Perspectives debut! Chicana from Guam and Bakersfield, California. Grateful to be a part of, and learning from, such an incredible team! Assistant director: Spindle Shuttle Needle (Clubbed Thumb), La Paloma Prisoner workshop (Chelsea Factory), PAPILUCHO reading (Ensemble Studio Theatre), upcoming: bull-jean/we wake (Pillsbury House + Theatre), Daniel Alexander Jones residency (McCarter). Dramaturg: SolFest 2020-2022 (Sol Project), O.K.! reading (The Artist Co-Op), PAPILUCHO. Other: El Corrido de California reading (PA, Roundabout), Harlem Hellfighters on a Latin Beat reading (PA, Pregones/PRTT), This Beautiful Future (Wardrobe Sub, Cherry Lane), Expand the Canon Research + Reading Committees (Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre), Fornés in Context editorial assistant and contributor (Cambridge University Press, 2024). Education: Princeton University 2023. Directing and performing in her senior thesis, an immersive piece about cumbia and community, April 21st-28th.