Director | Choreographer

Galia Backal is a director of new works, plays, dance theatre, and musicals. She received her BA in Directing from Pace University and has worked with The Drama League, Samuel French, Atlantic Theater Company, La MaMa, The Broadway League, Theatre for a New Audience, The Sol Project, The Tank, Standard Toykraft, TADA Theatre, and the Roundhouse.

This past summer Galia directed and choreographed Bay View Music Festival's West Side Story which brought together a cast of 60 collaborators including community members, Opera conservatory students, and professional New York actors.

In October 2018 her immersive, devised theatre piece A Very Girly Story was seen at the Emerging Artists Theatre's New Work Series Festival. In November 2017, she was the Assistant Director for The Drama League’s Benefit Gala Honoring Steve Martin.


Galia acted as director and creator for collaborative works including A Very Girly Story (EAT), One Day Older (Theatre Row), Silence (The Tank), Nightcap (Match:Lit Theatre Company), and If I Dare (Layton Studios). Other productions include INÚTIL by Alisha Espinosa (Teatro LATEA), Canciones Project Workshop by Beto O’Byrne (The Sol Project), The End of Incorporated Filth by Chloe Hayat (The Chain Theater), West Side Story (Bay View Music Feastival), Latch by Tom Mularz (Samuel French OOB Festival), Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph (Schaeberle Studio Theatre), July 7, 1994 by Donald Margulies (Schaeberle Studio Theatre), Macbeth the Musical (DTASC Festival), God's Country by Steven Dietz (DTASC Festival), Buried Child by Sam Shepard (DTASC Festival), Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All To You by Christopher Durang (NSLC at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios), and Dinner with Friends by Donald Margulies (DTASC Festival).

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