Juliana Frey-Méndez
Adjunct Faculty
Meetings by appointment

MFA in Directing, University of California: San Diego
BA in Theatre for Social Change, Cornell University


Juliana Frey-Méndez is an Iowa-born Cuban American committed to the power of resurrected stories and has dedicated her career to physical and immersive new work projects, including: Rain Upon Remembrance (Cornell University); La Hija del Pirata (The Flagship Brewery), and Calafia at Liberty (La Jolla Playhouse’s WOW Festival). She has worked with new playwrights across the United States: Far From Canterbury (Winner of Best Musical: FringeNYC; Encores! at The SoHo Playhouse); Elvira: The Immigration Play with Si Se Puede Productions (CollaborAction Theatre Company, Chicago); and Club Silencio (Cuban Cultural Center of New York). California credits include: An IliadDuchess! Duchess! Duchess!; Backwaters (Wagner New Play Festival); ElektraThe Gathering, and her live, digital thesis production of Letters from Cuba. She holds an M.F.A. in Theatre Directing from University of California, San Diego and is a proud member of the Fornés Institute and the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society.