Liliana Padilla's work explores community, the body, power and healing. How to Defend Yourself, written and co-directed by Liliana, will be produced at New York Theatre Workshop in Winter 2022. How to Defend Yourself won the Yale Drama Series Prize, was an international Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist and was featured on The Kilroy’s list. Liliana created Born 1000 Times, a visual book and time capsule of friendship, loss and change. Liliana’s work has been produced at the Humana Festival, Victory Gardens Theatre and the La Jolla Playhouse, and workshopped at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Hedgebrook and the Ojai Playwrights Conference. Liliana teaches at the acclaimed Sewanee Writers Conference. Liliana is a theatremaker, performer, teacher and creative doula. MFA Playwriting: UCSD, BFA Theatre: NYU.