Liliana Padilla

Academic Appointments


Liliana Padilla’s work explores community, the body, power, and healing. How to Defend Yourself will be produced at NYTW as part of their 22/23 season, in a production co-directed by Liliana, Rachel Chavkin and Steph Paul. 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’s work has been produced at the Humana Festival, Victory Gardens Theatre and the La Jolla Playhouse, and workshopped at the Playwright's Center, Hedgebrook, and the Ojai Playwrights Conference. Liliana teaches at the acclaimed Sewanee Writers Conference. Liliana is a theatre maker, performer, teacher and creative doula. MFA Playwriting: UCSD, BFA Theatre: NYU.


Wilson, Room 318
HB 6204




  • B.F.A. New York University
  • M.F.A. University of California, San Diego