Director

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!

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FILM

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STARRING COTE DE PABLO & VIVIENNE LEHENY

Life takes its toll on a woman when confronted with losing everything. What happens after an unexpected exchange with a stranger?

 

FILMS - IN THE WORKS

“THE SHIFT”

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

Associate Director/Choreographer

Home for the Holidays I Home for the Holidays II Fright Night/ CURS3D

 

AWARD WINNING THEATER

AWARD: “OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DIRECTION” THEATRE JACKSONVILLE

DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHY BY ROXANNA LEWIS

Astonishing discoveries await Henrietta Leavitt as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own. But this brilliant, headstrong pioneer must struggle for recognition in the man's world of turn-of-the-century astronomy.

 
AWARD: “BEST PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR” THEATRE JACKSONVILLE    DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHY BY ROXANNA LEWIS   “The radiant light, the purity of character and humor, is what alights the flame of Roxanna Lewis' Peter and the Starcatcher, a show pressing so dangerously against the ropes with talent that it's astonishing the show can be reigned in at all. A two and a half hour marathon of absurdism, clever dancing around endless prop pieces, Peter and the Starcatcher is the most intriguing theatrical experiment an audience could have ever envisioned from such a colorful flight to Neverland….” - BROADWAYWORLD.COM

AWARD: “BEST PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR” THEATRE JACKSONVILLE

DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHY BY ROXANNA LEWIS

“The radiant light, the purity of character and humor, is what alights the flame of Roxanna Lewis' Peter and the Starcatcher, a show pressing so dangerously against the ropes with talent that it's astonishing the show can be reigned in at all. A two and a half hour marathon of absurdism, clever dancing around endless prop pieces, Peter and the Starcatcher is the most intriguing theatrical experiment an audience could have ever envisioned from such a colorful flight to Neverland….” - BROADWAYWORLD.COM

 
THE WHIPPING MAN * DIRECTED BY ROXANNA LEWIS , Written by MATHEW LOPEZ * PLAYERS BY THE SEA   “If you are a theatergoer who wants an excellent script, a director who thoroughly understands the intent of the playwright, soul stirring and flawless staging, and a stellar cast, then The Whipping Man is for you. Indeed, besides being a seamless blend of writing, direction, and acting, it is an educational journey…“The production [TWM] is directed by ROXANNA LEWIS, be sure to read her excellent Director’s notes. This is a drama that is not to be missed. Although some of the dialogue is humorous, it is also often painful, while thought-provoking throughout, as these three men face a future forever changed.”  - eu  Jacksonville

THE WHIPPING MAN * DIRECTED BY ROXANNA LEWIS, Written by MATHEW LOPEZ * PLAYERS BY THE SEA

“If you are a theatergoer who wants an excellent script, a director who thoroughly understands the intent of the playwright, soul stirring and flawless staging, and a stellar cast, then The Whipping Man is for you. Indeed, besides being a seamless blend of writing, direction, and acting, it is an educational journey…“The production [TWM] is directed by ROXANNA LEWIS, be sure to read her excellent Director’s notes. This is a drama that is not to be missed. Although some of the dialogue is humorous, it is also often painful, while thought-provoking throughout, as these three men face a future forever changed.” - eu Jacksonville

 
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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.

 
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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

 
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TI-JEAN BLUES

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.

 

Actor Testimonials

 “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


 
 
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