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Ilana Kapra is a Minneapolis-based actor and costume designer. Her devised physical comedy show Evil Twin was staged at Minnesota Fringe Festival in 2016 and received positive reviews from City Pages and Star Tribune. As an actor trained in movement, commedia dell’arte, and improv, Ilana offers a wide variety of skill and expression as she demonstrated in shows like Crazyface, A Midsummer Nights Dream, and the short film Through.
Ilana spent three years of her childhood in England where her love of theatre was nurtured when she was cast in a ballet production of Sleeping Beauty. After her family returned to the U.S., Ilana continued to participate throughout grade school and high school in theatre, dance, and improv. with Sky Vault Theatre. After graduating high school, she trained with such people as Raye Birk, Jon Ferguson, Shanan Custer, James Rone, Jill Bernard, Rita Boersma, Charles Fraser.
After fourteen months in New Zealand perfecting her craft, Ilana is excited to re enter the local film and theatre community.
Ilana is also a costumer and stitcher who has designed for various companies including Ghoulish Delights, Sky Vault Theatre, Lakeshore Players, and Savage Umbrella and has sewn for The Guthrie Theatre and Theater Latte Da.