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Jillian is director and educator primarily focused on creating quality theater for young audiences and supporting the voices of early career artists. 

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The Danube - Maria Irene Fornes
Mirror, Mirror - Sarah Treem
Scab - Sheila Callaghan
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Scab - Sheila Callaghan
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Mirror, Mirror - Sarah Treem
Mirror, Mirror - Sarah Treem
The Danube - Maria Irene Fornes
Scab - Sheila Callaghan



Please click around for the scoop on my theatre directing, teaching, and artistic leadership work in NYC & New Jersey.


* 2022-2023 Jillian directs Elisa Galindez' solo show, Everything I Know at 54 Below. 

* 2022: Jillian remounts direction for the touring TYA musical, Rosie Revere, Engineer and Friends at TheaterWorksUSA.

* 2020-2021: Jillian joins The Drama League's inaugural Directors Council.


* 2020 - 2021: Jillian develops arts education programs for young people at TheaterWorksUSA.

* Winter 2019: Jillian devises and directs original ensemble musical with BFA Musical Theatre students at CAP21/Molloy University.

* Summer 2019: Jillian directs the New Voices presentation with the Dramatists Guild Foundation

* Spring 2019: Jillian accepts Associate Artistic Director position at TheaterWorksUSA.


* Spring 2019: Jillian directs Bunnicula at Mile Square Theatre

* Spring 2019: Jillian directs A Wrinkle in Time adapted by Morgan Gould for McCarter Education.

* Fall 2018: Jillian directs 15 Women & Him with the NYU students at Atlantic Acting School

*Fall 2018:  Jillian teaches Acting Technique I & II and  Musical Scene Study courses in the BFA Musical Theatre program at CAP21 Molloy College

* Fall 2017: Jillian is the Assistant Director of Hot Mess, Off-Broadway. (Dir. Jonathan Silverstein) 

* Fall 2017: Jillian is the Assistant Director of Lonely Planet @ Keen Company (Dir. Jonathan Silverstein). 

* Summer 2017: Jillian directs The Danube by Maria Irene Fornés  in the Hangar Theatre Wedge Series and Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse in the Hangar Theatre KiddStuff Series.

* Summer 2017: Jillian is the recipient of a 2017 Drama League Directing Fellowship.

* Spring 2017: Jillian directs Tony-award winner, Alice Ripley's Identity concert at The Green Room 42.

* Jillian directs The Platform Group's reading of Roughly Speaking, a new play by Shara Ashley Zeiger, based on 200+ interviews with the homeless community at Xavier Mission Soup Kitchen.

* Since 2015,  Jillian has been on staff and faculty at CAP21/Molloy College (Musical Theatre Faculty).

* From 2012 - 2019, Jillian worked as a teaching artist for the McCarter Theatre Center, most frequently teaching playmaking and musical theatre classes for young artists. 




Jillian Carucci (Director), Alice Ripley, Jessica Means (Music Director)
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