Lil Malinich

Joffrey Ballet School

Lil Malinich has been working with Broadway-affiliated theatre company Working Artists Theatre Project (WAT Project) since 2007 as an Actress and Producer, and co-founded the award-winning Canadian company Theatre Soup.  Her diverse body of stage work includes classic and contemporary plays including Shakespeare, Chekhov, Tennessee Williams, Harold Pinter, Brad Fraser and Judith Thompson.  Leading roles with WAT Project include Timberlake: American Pulp, Rope, Life Without Parole, and the biographical play Fruits Unheard Of in which she portrayed American photographer Diane Arbus.  The Deluxe Illustrated Body, a play Lil co-wrote, received the Brickendon Award for Best Original Script and was produced in NYC by Spiral, Inc. under the direction of Janis Powell.  Feature film and TV credits include Vision Vehicle’s Construction directed by Malcolm Goodwin, Paradise written and directed by Marc Lafia, TV movie Red Hook High, ABC’s “All My Children” and FOX’s “Gotham.”  She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and has appeared in commercials and industrials in Canada and the US.  Lil has studied with Maggie Flannigan, Terry Schreiber, Giles Foreman and at the Susan Batson Studio, holds an Honors B.A in English and Dramatic Arts and a Bachelor of Education.  She has worked internationally as a teacher in Canada, New York, Paris, Rome and coaches at the Susan Batson Studio.  Building community is essential to Lil’s work. Currently, she is working with Brain Jail Productions on the development of feature mockumentary film National Pastime in which she plays Little League Baseball coach, Allison Windsor.  She is directing The Way I Am, a one-woman comedy inspired by Barbra Streisand which premieres on a NYC rooftop this fall. Lil has also collaborated with the David Lynch Foundation (For Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace) in creating staged reading fundraiser events, and developed the NYC screening series for David Lynch’s documentary Meditation, Creativity, Peace.