Marlo Hunter is a film director, and theater director and choreographer. She makes her feature film directorial debut with American Reject
in 2021, a comedy featuring an entirely original soundtrack. American Reject
stars Kathleen Monteleone (also screenplay), Keala Settle, Annaleigh Ashford, and Billy Ray Cyrus. The film debuted at festivals in fall 2020 where it garnered multiple honors. In spring 2021 Marlo directed a workshop of the new musical, Ever After
, produced by Tony Award-winner, Kevin McCollum (In the Heights, Rent, Avenue Q
), with music by Zina Goldrich, lyrics by Marcy Heisler, and book by Marcy Heisler & Kate Wetherhead.
Recent: Saved By the Bell: The Musical
(workshop; director), with book by the legendary TV series’ creator, Peter Engel; director of the podcast musical, Little Did I Know, released on Apple Podcasts
(music by Doug Besterman, lyrics by Marcy Heisler & Dean Pitchford). Associate Director - Clueless
musical (Off-Broadway), book by Amy Heckerling.
Marlo has directed, choreographed and developed new work at Second Stage, Long Wharf, Williamstown, Roundabout, Playwrights Horizons, EST, Pittsburgh CLO, Bay Street, among others. Winner of the 2013 Callaway Award for Unlock’d
, which she directed & choreographed Off-Broadway.
Marlo founded Eating Their Words
, putting playwrights and chefs into collaboration for immersive experiences in New York’s finest restaurants. Through ETW Marlo directed new plays by Neil LaBute, Beau Willimon, Douglas Carter Beane, Sarah Treem, Theresa Rebeck, Annie Baker, Brooke Berman, Amy Herzog, Steven Levenson, Liz Flahive, Aurin Squire, among others.