Dado enjoys finding scripts with cakes in them and then convincing A Red Orchid to produce them. She has been doing this since 2007. Past shows with cakes at A Red Orchid include The Hothouse, The Fastest Clock in the Universe, and The Sea Horse (oh no wait, that wasn’t a cake – it was a wedding dress). She has also directed The Grey Zone, Simpatico and The Mutilated for A Red Orchid. Other AROT credits include The Killing Game, The Room, Red Handed Otter, Traitor, Strandline, and Victims of Duty.
Around town she has directed Alice In Bed by Susan Sontag at Trap Door Theatre. She also received an After Dark Award for Outstanding Direction for the critically acclaimed U.S. premiere of Huddersfield by Ugliesa Sajtinac, which was produced by TUTA at Victory Gardens. She is the recipient of The Goodman Theatre’s Michael Maggio Directing Fellowship, where she assistant directed A Life In The Theater with Robert Falls. Her work has been seen at Shattered Globe, Emerald City, Steppenwolf, Prop, Famous Door, as well as many others. Her production of A Red Orchid’s Simpatico recently opened the McCarter Theatre Center’s season to much critical acclaim.