As a director, Roxanna is compelled to deconstruct and explore the human condition through visual story-telling, movement, shifting perspective, deep connection to the emotional body and thoughtful collaboration. Roxanna’s work delves into the shadows of the human psyche and social justice issues addressing themes of transformation, constantly pushing the boundaries of personal comfort and artistic excellence through exploring subject matter that stirs the soul, stimulates dialogue and entertains audiences.
Roxanna is currently collaborating with artists and producers to direct dynamic projects for both film and stage in the USA & Europe. Check out the BUZZ page!
FILMS - IN THE WORKS
A comedy - two guys figuring out women and a way out…
“ I DIDN’T KNOW”
Mother and daughter reunite and the lies are settled once and for all..
NATIONAL THEME PARK SHOWS
Six Flags America
Home for the Holidays I Home for the Holidays II Fright Night/ CURS3D
AWARD WINNING THEATER
THE TRIANGLE FACTORY FIRE PROJECT
DIRECTED BY ROXANNA LEWIS * THEATRE JACKSONVILLE
On March 25, 1911 a fire broke out in the Triangle Waist Factory in downtown NY. In the space of twenty-eight minutes, the fire was under control, but 146 people, mainly young immigrant girls, had died. The Triangle Factory Fire Project uses eyewitness reports, court transcripts and other archival material to create this new dramatic account of the historic fire and the social upheaval that followed. It culminates in the manslaughter trial of the owners, Isaac Harris and Max Blanck, whose shocking acquittal inspired new outrage across New York and the entire country, the repercussions of which shaped social, political and economic policies for decades to come.
DIRECTED & CHOREOGRAHPHED BY ROXANNA LEWIS
FLORIDA PREMIERE FRANCE TOUR NYC CAP21
La Caroline Is a ground -breaking Rock Opera steeped in 16th-Century Florida and European history upon the founding of a French settlement at Ft. Caroline in northeast Florida. Written by Jennifer Chase with music by John E. Citrone
DIRECTED & CHOREOGRAPHED BY ROXANNA LEWIS
Ti-Jean Blues” is based on the life and writing of Jack Kerouac, who created a quintessentially American form of fiction in which childhood and family memories, love and intense friendships, the turbulence of cities and relentless travel, jazz, drugs, and spirituality weave an exuberantly brilliant dramatic fabric. Script adapted by JoAnne Akalaitis from Kerouac’s works.
“Working with Roxanna Lewis was a huge turning point in my life. The personal connection I felt from her as a director allowed me to feel comfortable and honest even in the most vulnerable situations. Roxanna helped me to look deeply into aspects of myself to deepen my experience as an artist.” -Joshua Pierre
“Roxanna has a way of reaching you right where you are, and calling forth what already exists. She gives the time to her performers to make a personal connection and develop their own growth within the character which made the entire process genuine. I have never been the same since working with Roxanna as a performer or a human. She is like a mythical creature sent to us to actively create positive change disguised as a play or a dance…” -Natalie Bogart
“I am extremely grateful for having been trained by as talented and compassionate director as you. The lessons I have learned during this production will follow me not only throughout the rest of my career, but through mi vida!” -Aushaud Ganff
“As cliche as it might sound, I wouldn’t trade this experience with you (or my fellow actors) for anything in the world. It’s been the most open, honest, revealing process I’ve ever been a part of…thank you for the opportunity…” -Katie Parisi
"Your directing style is like no other I have ever experienced! Supremely educational, professional and highly rewarding on all levels. You pushed my performance to new levels and challenged me to experiment with unfamiliar methods. Thanks to your tutelage, I am on my way to self-discovery as a renewed performer.” -Ashley Redditt
"So much of the work that you did may seem basic to an experienced actor. However, I am not that person. I needed to be reminded of the basics, the importance of warm up work, the need for self-discipline, the need to listen to what each actor is saying, to engage in conversation and not simply repeat lines, to recognize the ‘fourth wall,’ to engage the audience and let them in. You always made me keenly aware that I was a member of a team from the stage hands to lighting technicians, dressers, and of course, the actors. As the director, you took up this challenge with enthusiasm and energy, leading, cajoling, helping, driving, but always with a sense of humor and a smile. that spoke volumes.” -David Hopecroft
"For I doubt that I will ever have the honor and the pleasure of being directed by someone with as much class, determination, and passion for her craft such as yourself again.” -Steven Pedigo