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Cara Reichel is originally from Oxford, Mississippi and Rome, Georgia, and she received her BA from Princeton University and attended the M.F.A. Program in Directing at Brooklyn College. Since 1998, Cara has been the Producing Artistic Director and a founding member of Prospect Theater Company, an acclaimed non-profit organization producing off-off-Broadway in Manhattan. Cara's particular passion is for collaborating with writers on the creation of new musicals.For Prospect, Cara has directed: THE FLOOD, IRON CURTAIN, THE BOOK OF THE DUN COW, THE PURSUIT OF PERSEPHONE (co-bookwriter, 2006 Drama Desk Nomination for Best Music and Orchestrations), LONELY RHYMES, THE USES OF ENCHANTMENT, THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA, THE ALCHEMISTS, DIDO and AENEAS (OOBR Award), THE TAXI CABARET (OOBR Award), ILLYRIA (co-adapter), and DANTON'S DEATH, among others. Other recent directing credits include: JULIUS CAESAR (GMT Productions), THE WHITE WIDOW (PASSAJ Productions), and THE MOST HAPPY FELLA (Gallery Players).Cara received the 2002 Lucille Lortel Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women, a 2004 New Directors/New Works grant from the Drama League, was the 2006 "Alumna of the Year" for Brooklyn College's Theatre Program, and is a member of the Lincoln Center Director's Lab and the SSD&C. Cara is also the author and illustrator of a published children's book: A STONE PROMISE (Landmark Editions, 1991).