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 Director 

Selected Highlights

Yale School of Drama

William Shakespeare

Children losing fathers, children being lost.

In His Hands; or the gay christian play

Coming November 2019

Yale School of Drama

By Benjamin Benne

A sexual and spiritual odyssey, to be presented at the Langston Hughes Festival of new plays.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Princeton Summer Theater

By William Shakespeare

A love story in the midst of environmental crisis, reinvented with musical, puppet-filled mahem.

All You Have To Do Is Be Brave

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Dwight Edgewood Project

By New Haven 6th and 7th graders, mentored by students at the Yale School of Drama

Four new plays about friendship, loss, and leaps of faith.

The Whale in the Hudson

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Yale Cabaret

By Brad McKnight Wilson

A 4th grade private eye solves a whale-sized mystery and learns nobody has to swim solo forever.

The Children's Hour

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Princeton Summer Theater

By Lillian Hellman

Two well-intentioned school teachers get caught in a web of lies engineered by their students.

Curves and Edges

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Interrobang Theatre Project with 3 Things Productions

Written and directed by Maeli Goren (workshop)

The growing up story of a real-life figure skating legend with a rebel spirit and a love for m&ms.

Hot Mess Sundae 

20% Theatre Company

By Allee Wulfekuhle (reading)

The ladies of the local Ice Dream try to keep their lives running smoother than their soft serve. 

Batbrains

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(HER)story at Greenhouse Theater Center

By Barbara Daniel

Former roomies with grownup problems negotiate their futures and explore telepathic sex.

The Mirror and the Moon (Working Title)

16th Street Theater

By Theo Allyn (workshop)

A new play about moms and daughters, suicide, puberty, and forgiveness.

A Little Bit Not

Normal

16th Street Theater at Lewis University

By Arlene Malinowski

Touring performance, premiered at 16th Street and produced by Victory Gardens in 2017.

Aiming for

Sainthood

16th Street Theater at the Historic Dunham Home in Berwyn

By Arlene Malinowski (reading)

Performed In English and American Sign Language, part of the 16th Street 2017 PopUp Series.

Three Takes,

Two Gentlemen

16th Street Theater at Autre Monde Café and Spirits

By Arlene Malinowski, Rob Koon, and Juan Francisco Villa

Three original plays inspired by Two Gentlemen of Verona, a Shakespeare400 Celebration.

Metamorphoses

Video Highlights

Princeton Summer Theater

By Mary Zimmerman

Stories of love and transformation rendered with joy, original music, and hula hoops.

The Magic Rainforest

Video Highlights

Lewis Center for the Arts

By José Cruz González

A child journeys through a world of puppets and recycled magic to save his home from the fire.

How Thumbelina

Found Her Wings

Princeton Summer Theater

By Annika Bennett

An original play for young audiences about the biggest courage in the smallest of us.

The Taming of the Shrew

Princeton Shakespeare Company

A modern, empowering twist on an old story featuring live blues music.

Assistant-Directing Resume 

Muthaland

16th Street Theater

Written by Minita Gandhi, Directed by Heidi Stillman

Much Ado About Nothing

Lewis Center for the Arts

Written by William Shakespeare, Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz

 
 Video 
 Metamorphoses 

"Ms. Goren and her troupe have created a kaleidoscope of theatrical ingenuity seldom seen." 1

- Stu Duncan, U.S. 1

"The evening is replete with humor and emotion."

-Donald Gilpin, Town Topics

"The pacing is just right, and each of the tales in Metamorphoses is captivating."

-Marina Kennedy, Broadway World

 The Magic
Rainforest 

“The playwright, one of the leading writers for young audiences over the past twenty years (having worked numbers of times with South Coast Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, and others), raved about her direction, calling the production better than most professional ones he’d seen and declaring that he’d like to find a way to work with [Goren]."

- R.N. Sandberg, playwright