Karin Magaldi


Karin Magaldi, Dramaturg, works professionally as a playwright, dramaturg, and director and is also Associate Director of Theater in the School of Music & Theater at Portland State University (PSU). Since joining the PSU faculty, she has directed several departmental productions including Eurydice, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Hamlet, the 1603 Quarto, The Triumph of Love, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Much Ado About Nothing, Venus, and Arcadia. Locally, she directed Spinning Into Butter and Boy Gets Girl for Coho Productions as well as staged readings for the Jewish Theatre Collaborative, Portland Center Stage and Profile Theatre. Her writing credits include The Spectacles, Wilde Tales, Verge Warnings, Jack and the Bones, Consider the Ant, Air and American English versions of Hedda Gabler and A Doll's House. As a professional dramaturg she has worked with various local theaters including Artists Repertory Theater, Portland Center Stage, Portland Playhouse, Third Rail Repertory, the Miracle Theatre Group, CoHo Productions, Shaking the Tree Studio and Profile Theatre.