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The Untranslatable Secrets of Nikki Corona

Directed by Jo Bonney

Jo Bonney has directed the premieres of productions including Lynn Nottage’s Mlima’s Tale; Martyna Majok’s Cost of Living; Suzan-Lori Parks’ Father Comes Home from the Wars; Hammaad Chaudry’s An Ordinary Muslim; John Pollono’s Rules of Seconds; Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig, The Break of Noon and Miss Julie; David Rabe’s An Early History of Fire; Paul Lucas’ Trans Scripts; Eve Ensler’s Emotional Creature; Lynn Nottage’s By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Drama Desk & Lucille Lortel nominations for Best Director); Culture Clash’s American Night; Naomi Wallace’s The Hard Weather Boating Party and Fever Chart; Michael Weller’s Beast; Alan Ball’s All That I Will Ever Be; José Rivera’s Adoration of the Old Woman and References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot; Will Power’s The Seven (Lucille Lortel Best Musical); Darci Picoult’s Lil’s 90th; Christopher Shinn’s On the Mountain; Universes’ Slanguage/Universes; Diana Son’s Stop Kiss and Anna Deavere Smith’s House Arrest; Jessica Goldberg’s Good Thing; Danny Hoch’s Some People and Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop; Eric Bogosian’s Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead and Humpty Dumpty, among others. In addition, she has directed Suzan-Lori Parks’ Fucking A; John Pollono’s Small Engine Repair and Lost Girls; Lanford Wilson’s The Mound Builders; Nilo Cruz’s Anna in the Tropics; Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls; Lanford Wilson’s Fifth of July (Lucille Lortel Best Revival); Charles Fuller’s A Soldier’s Play and Lisa Loomer’s Living Out. Bonney is the recipient of an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Direction, a Lilly Award, as well as an Audelco Award. She is also the editor of Extreme Exposure: An Anthology of Solo Performance Texts from the Twentieth Century.