Gyda Arber is an award-winning writer/director best known for creating the multimedia iPod noir Suspicious Package, which drew acclaim from a host of publications, including The New York Times ("A distinctly 21st-century form of participatory theater. A singular experience.") and The Village Voice ("Impressive!...Makes for thrills.") and was nominated for an NYIT Award for Best Production of a Play. Named "Person of the Year 2008" by nytheatre.com, Gyda is also the director/creator of the interactive play Q&A: The Perception of Dawn ("quite ingenious--nytheatre.com), the writer/director of the short film Watching (commissioned by the horror festival Sinister Six), and the assistant director of the sold-out hits Notes from Underground ("an excellent adaptation"--The Village Voice) and The Ninja Cherry Orchard. Also an accomplished actress, she has appeared at The Public Theater, Joe's Pub, and most frequently at The Brick, in shows including Fassbinder's Blood on the Cat's Neck (Phoebe Zeitgeist), Greed: A Musical Love $tory (Anna Nicole Smith), the English-language premiere of Vaclav Havel's Mountain Hotel (Liza), Ian W. Hill's noir pastiche World Gone Wrong (Dolores), and the musical Ich Liebe Jesus! (Virgin Mary). A San Francisco native, she has a degree in musical theater from NYU, and is a graduate of the Maggie Flanigan Studio.
Primarily a professional theater director and writer, Arber has also taught drama and music to elementary students with Kidstock, Inc and as a guest artist at Harding Elementary School, El Cerrito, CA.
Best Unique Theatrical Experience--Independent Theater Bloggers Association (Suspicious Package); Suspicious Package:Rx published in Plays and Playwrights 2010; nytheatre.com Person of the Year 2008; Best Production of a Play--NYIT Award nominee, 2009 (Suspicious Package)
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