Chava Curland


Designer’s brain, Director’s Vision

Hi, I’m Chava and I am so happy you are here. When you work with me, you get a designer’s brain as well as a director’s brain.  My work is heavily influenced by my background in visual art and mask design as well as anthropology, and I infuse my work with the connections I see across cultures, religions, and peoples. In my mind, each scene I stage is like a well crafted painting.  I am highly versatile – from Shakespeare and Restoration drama, to modern and contemporary drama, to new play development, to devised work, I hone in on the pivotal, human moments in each. I love wowing my audiences by creating a unique and enjoyable journey as well as literal art on stage. If you want an artist with fresh and interesting ideas and a professional that delivers at the highest quality, I am your director. 

See Beauty, Deliver Quality

Chava is on a mission to create art of the highest quality, whether working as a director, designer, producer, or educator.  Learn more about Chava’s journey on her creative path by clicking the button below.

Get Playful

Chava is always looking for a new way to find beauty, growth, and play within the world of theater.  Outside the rehearsal room, she runs Chava’s Creatures, a business that specializes in made-to-order artisan and performance mask and runs mask/puppet workshops in the community. She also hosts and produces A Director Podcasts – candid talks on drama with rising and leading theater artists. To learn more about A Director Podcasts or to view Chava’s Creatures, click the links below.

See the Results

Do images speak louder than words? Luckily, you don’t have to choose. View Chava’s portfolio by clicking the link below or scroll down to view testimonials and reviews by collaborators, audience members, and press.

Testimonials & Reviews

“This show was so well executed, with a talented group of diverse women at the helm. I found the movement intentional, the singing lovely, and the storytelling fresh and empowering… Solid cast, brilliant and visionary direction. Go see this!!”

-Terrie Coats, on The Womyn’s Mysteries

“This show is a life-changer, one of those you hope to see. The cast is completely dynamic, all fabulous actors…This show gives me hope that there is still a heck of a lot of good things happening because smart women are still making art. Do yourself a favor and don’t miss this show!”

-Charissa Picard, on The Womyn’s Mysteries

A Director Podcasts

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