“Suppose a character, in one of the stories you and I write, tried to conceive of his origin, and tried to foresee beyond what he knows of his destiny at any given point of the story. His enquiries, his speculations, would lead him to hypotheses (infinity, chance, indeterminacy, free will, curved space and time…) very similar to those at which thinkers arrive when speculating about the universe. This is why the traffic between storytelling and metaphysics is continuous.”

- and our faces, my heart, brief as photos

Calla is an NYC-based filmmaker and theatermaker. She is the Creative Director of Sightline Arts, a production company committed to creating original, interdisciplinary media and performance work. Calla graduated from Harvard with BA in Physics and Theater and received her MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and her MFA from Tisch Graduate Film.

She has received grants and awards from the Puffin Foundation, Tofte Lake Center/Jerome Foundation, Culture Project, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York Women in Film and Television, and Harvard, including the Louis Sudler Prize for the Arts. She was named a Person of the Year by NYTheatre in 2011. Her writing and directing work has been presented at Culture Project, the Living Theatre, HERE, Ice Factory/New Ohio Theatre, Theater for a New City, soloNova, Ars Nova, and Dixon Place.

In her work as a producer and strategist, Calla has worked at Complicite, The Public Theater, Lincoln Center, Harvard Medical School, NBC News, DIRECTV, and BET Networks.