Leighann Delorenzo

Leighann Delorenzo (DIRECTOR): most recently directed Dobama productions of THE REVISIONIST and SLOWGIRL. Previously she appeared as Helena in the Dobama Theatre production of KIN. Leighann is currently the Upper School Theater Director at Laurel School in Shaker Heights, where she teaches technique-based acting classes. Her specialty is heightened texts and voice and movement for the actor. Recent directing credits include Noel Coward's HAY FEVER, Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and Federico Garcia Lorca's THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA. Leighann earned an MFA in classical theater performance from The University of South Carolina and completed her graduate program with a professional acting fellowship with The Shakespeare Company in Washington, DC. There she appeared in five productions, sharing the stage with Dixie Carter, Hal Holbrook and Ty Burrell, and also served as a member of the master acting class faculty. Leighann made her Cleveland acting debut in Neil La Bute's THIS IS HOW IT GOES at The Bang and The Clatter in 2009, appeared at Dobama as Theresa in CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION, and played the title role of Sabra in Karen Sunde's HOW HIS BRIDE CAME TO ABRAHAM at none too fragile in Akron, where she was most recently seen in IN A FOREST DARK AND DEEP and was also featured in the world premiere of the critically acclaimed POSSUM DREAMS by Ed Falco, which enjoyed an Off-Broadway engagement. Leighann has served as acting faculty for the Dobama Emerging Actors Program (DEAP) for the past eight seasons.