Linda Lombardi is a director and dramaturg attracted to work that shifts our perspective and broadens our understanding of the world—epic stories told in intimate ways that capture the resiliency of the human spirit, the extraordinary events of an ordinary life, the poetry of everyday language. An artist and activist based in Washington, DC, she explores the intersection of dramaturgy and community engagement, and serves as a bridge between the work and the public. Linda previously served as Artistic Associate/Literary Manager at Arena Stage. Directing credits include Henry IV, Part I; Henry IV, Part II; Henry V; Perfect Arrangement (world premiere); Domestic Animals; Ajax; and The White Devil. Production dramaturgy credits include All the Way, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Disgraced, and Building the Wall. New play dramaturgy credits include String of Pearls, and The Peculiar Awakening of Riley Parker.