Lavina Jadhwani

Lavina Jadhwani is a Chicago-based director and adaptor. She has received the O’Neill/NNPN National Directors Fellowship, Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Phil Killian Directing Fellowship, the Drama League’s Classical Directing Fellowship, an SDCF Observership, an Illinois Board of Higher Education Fellowship, and an LMDA Residency Award. She was named Time Out Chicago’s “Best Next Generation Stage Director” in 2013.
In Chicago, Lavina maintains relationships with Chicago Dramatists (Associate Dramaturg), The Hypocrites (Casting Director), Lifeline Theatre (Casting Director), Oak Park Festival Theatre (Artistic Associate), Rasaka Theatre Company (Artistic Director, 2007-2013), Silk Road Rising (Artistic Associate), Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Artistic Engagement Associate), Victory Gardens Theater (Directors Inclusion Initiative), and Writers Theatre (Script Reader). Her work has also been seen at Apple Tree Theatre, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, Raven Theatre, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, the side project, Stage Left Theatre, Timeline Theatre, Teatro Vista, and Victory Gardens Theater.
Lavina is a graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University (MFA, Directing), Carnegie Mellon University (BFA, Scenic Design; Masters, Arts Management) and the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.

Lavina Jadhwani is a Chicago-based director and adaptor. She has received the O’Neill/NNPN National Directors Fellowship, Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Phil Killian Directing Fellowship, the Drama League’s Classical Directing Fellowship, an SDCF Observership, an Illinois Board of Higher Education Fellowship, and an LMDA Residency Award. She was named Time Out Chicago’s “Best Next Generation Stage Director” in 2013.

In Chicago, Lavina maintains relationships with Chicago Dramatists (Associate Dramaturg), The Hypocrites (Casting Director), Lifeline Theatre (Casting Director), Oak Park Festival Theatre (Artistic Associate), Rasaka Theatre Company (Artistic Director, 2007-2013), Silk Road Rising (Artistic Associate), Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Artistic Engagement Associate), Victory Gardens Theater (Directors Inclusion Initiative), and Writers Theatre (Script Reader). Her work has also been seen at Apple Tree Theatre, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, Raven Theatre, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, the side project, Stage Left Theatre, Timeline Theatre, Teatro Vista, and Victory Gardens Theater.

Lavina is a graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University (MFA, Directing), Carnegie Mellon University (BFA, Scenic Design; Masters, Arts Management) and the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.