Tatiana Gelfand, Co-Founder/Visiting Director
Gelfand is co-founder of Red Productions. She has been deeply involved in the development of “Girls Who Walked on Glass” since 2009, when Red Productions began collecting and presenting on stage the stories for this project in a bar on NYC’s Lower East Side. Trained in the theater under the internationally celebrated Carlo Magaletti, serving as assistant director on his “Wunder[bar]” in Munich, Germany, and the Off-Broadway production of his “Let’s Speak Tango!” Gelfand went on to direct “No Exit” at the Mojo Theater in San Francisco, “The Eighth Circle” and “The Audition From Hell” at the Playwrights Center of San Francisco. She co-developed and directed the immersive installation, “Ants,” for the All World Fair in 2013. At the Red Productions theater lab in New York, she directed “Lovers and Other Liars,” “Threshold,” and “Exit Routes.”
As a filmmaker, Gelfand directed the James Brown-Orleans short film “Drawback,” assistant directed “The Barase Ice Men of New York,” as well as directing the webseries “Why The Hell Is She Asking Me That?”. She is currently working on a new documentary “Through Red Windows.”
In 2020, Gelfand directed “Scotch and Madness” at the Alleyway Theatre in Buffalo, which she co-wrote with Paul Jensen.
Her performance showcase in San Francisco, SOMA Salon, has been featuring the work of local writers, musicians and artists in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2011.
When tensions increased between Russia and the Ukraine, Gelfand, born and raised in the Soviet Union, was invited by a Russian-Ukrainian theater to co-produce, “My, The People”, a documentary play, to promote international dialogues on peace.
Artistic Director at Tiger Belly Productions
Tatiana is the founding director of The SOMA Salon in San Francisco. The SOMA bringing together performing artists, dancers, musicians, poets, writers, surrealist painters, and all the discontented demimonde to drink, dance, and share their work.
Completed a double-degree (BFA/BS) from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University. Her concentration was photography, which is still a favored hobby.
Tatiana has been working with Alleyway Theatre in Buffalo, NY.
She is a one of the authors of the immersive play “Girls Who Walked on Glass”, premiered in Buffalo, NY.
Tatiana was also assistant director with Neal Radice for Farrell’s “Navigators” in September 2019.
In 2020, she directed the premiere of her play, co-written with Paul Jensen, “Scotch and Madness.” It opened February 20, 2020, to rave reviews at the Alleyway Theatre in Buffalo, NY.
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