Headshot by Charlotte Hu, 2013

Isabel Quinzaños Alonso is a theatre maker (read - director, producer + administrator). She was born in Mexico, trained in England, and currently lives and works in New York.

Isabel is a Development Associate at The Public Theater, where she is largely responsible for the administrative needs of the Institutional Partnerships team. This year she is working in a variety of projects, from an immersive show touring to audience’s closets named Baby Jessica’s Well-Made Play in collaboration with Walk Up Arts, pre-production on the second chapter of The Sex Myth: A Devised Play (New York), to directing & choreographing Non Kuramoto’s The Fart Play (I’m Sad): A Dance which will be premiering at the Nasty Women Unite Festival in June. 2015, she worked as Manager of the Education Department at Out of Joint, a touring theatre company based in the UK. Her work included administrating the company’s diverse educational programs and their corresponding budgets, writing and conducting workshops that complemented Out of Joint’s creative program, writing all of Out of Joint’s Education Packs, as well as fundraising specifically to give free workshops.

Isabel’s experience as a theatre director in the UK include assistant director on Out of Joint productions Jane Wenham The Witch of Walkern by Rebecca Lenkiewicz and All That Fall by Samuel Beckett, Private Thoughts in Public Spaces (Scratch Night winner) for CASA Latin America Theatre Festival in 2012, and House of Gingerbread by Benjamin Askew, which was selected as a Pick of the Fringe at Edinburgh Theatre Festival 2008.

Isabel has a BA in Directing from Drama Centre London, and an MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths University.