NYC Indie One Minute Play Festival

Friday January 25th and Saturday January 26th at 8pm at the New Ohio!

Directing a chunk of exciting new plays all one minute in length with an ensemble cast of NYC's emerging indie actors.


Summer 2017

Summer 2017 Recap!

Lana was the assistant director of SACRED VALLEY by Josh Radnor, Directed by Sheryl Kaller at New York Stage and Film-Powerhouse series.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Cape Cod Theatre Project




Sink Florida Sink by David L. Kimple at ESPA at Primary Stages

On Wednesday April 12th I will be directing David's heart breaking, hilarious, magical and timely romp through an imagined future.


by David L. Kimple

Directed by Lana Russell

6:30 pm ESPA at Primary Stages 307 West 38th Street 15th Floor.

Free and open to the public.



Salute by Alex Kveton at The New School


by Alexander Kveton
directed by Lana Russell

Featuring: Rachel Griesinger, Mike Axtell, Ashley Underwood, Ari Shapiro, Erin Salm, Nathaniel Kent, Victoria Tamez, Taylor Del Priore, Jessica Pomeroy, Zach Catron, Jarahn Cosby, Alex Roller, and Amber Barrios.

On the cusp of graduating, a prep school senior boy falls in love with a freshman girl, but because the school is so entrenched in a salacious tradition, what begins as love ends in tragedy.

The New School for Drama
151 Bank St. New York, NY 10014

March 18, 3:00 p.m.

March 22, 7:00 p.m.

March 23, 9:30 p.m.

March 24, 7:00 p.m.

March 25, 8:00 p.m.

Tickets available at


SALUTE by Alex Kveton

Lana will be directing the world premiere of SALUTE by MFA 17 playwright Alex Kveton with an opening in March 2017. Stay tuned for more information!

Goldfish Memory

Lana has recently become a producer and the resident director for Goldfish Memory Productions. Click the Goldfish Memory tab on the site to find out more about the fish bowl.

Lana will be directing Goldfish Memory's Samuel French OOB Festival play Human Resources by R Eric Thomas on 8/10. There will be puppets and laughs and chaos. More information: