Orlando Pabotoy

Associate Arts Professor


Orlando Pabotoy is Head of The Physical Acting Intensive Lab at the New Studio on Broadway in NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Department of Drama. Pabotoy is an Obie Award-winning New York City-based artist. Recent works include directing Everybody by Brandon Jacob Jenkins (Playmakers Rep.) and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Arts Center, NYU-Abu Dhabi) in fall of 2019. His recent work in devising and creation of new works included: writing/performing SESAR, commissioned by the Ma-Yi Theater Company and directed by Richard Feldman. He was collaborator in The Object Lesson (NYTW, BAM, various international festivals) Home (BAM, various international festivals). He was also the Movement Designer for Henry VI (NAATCO) and Marisol (Trinity Rep). As a playwright: That Beautiful Laugh and an adaptation of Goldoni’s The World In the Moon. His professional works in performance, direction, and movement design have been seen in (selected venues): NAATCO, Ma-Yi Theater, the Public Theater, NYTW, Yale Rep., Met Opera, Kirk Douglas, the Guthrie Theater, American Airlines Theater, TFANA, the Lake Lucille Project, Salzburg Festival (Austria). Pabotoy has worked for the following networks / studios: Comedy Central, WB, NBC, ABC. Awards: Obie (2003), TCG Fox Fellow. Pabotoy is a graduate of the Juilliard School.