RAELLE MYRICK-HODGES (The Winter’s Tale) director of Venus in Fur by David Ives 2018 returns to SCS for the 2019 season. Raelle has worked in all aspects of performing arts/theatre including but not limited to founder of Azuka Theater, now in its 22nd year (Philadelphia), participant for national performance panels for National Endowment for the Arts & New England Foundation for the Arts, and she is currently in development with new work for a new ensemble, Elephant Room. Raelle has been directing, producing and curating for over 20 years. For the stage, Raelle has worked on productions nationally and internationally including Magic Theatre (San Francisco), Arden Theater Company (Philadelphia), PlayMakers Repertory Company (North Carolina), Theater Minnot (Beirut, Lebanon), and California Shakespeare Theater, among others. For the past three years, while re-imagining her directorial work, Raelle was Curator of Performing Arts at the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans in which works she presented ranged from Denis O’Hare’s An Iliad to New England’s Double Edge Theater to the works of choreographer Kyle Abraham. From interning in small theatres to directing in large scale performance spaces, Raelle has had the opportunity to reexamine theatre performance, placing more focus on the artist’s duty as citizen.