Training as a classical singer from an early age, Drita Kabashi grew up on the stage. Subsequently the stage has always been a place of comfort and recalibration for Drita. She was fortunate to have always known her passion for performing. The stage is a liminal space, one of duality, which echoes true for a performer like Drita, who grew up between Prishtina, Kosovo and Chicago. Drita proceeded to receive her degree from NYU Tisch School of the Arts where she studied acting. Drita is trained in clowning, stage combat, Shakespeare work, musical theatre, film and television. The stars aligned when she co-devised the play "Aplomb", which was granted a summer residency with the New York Theatre Workshop in 2017. Her work on the piece opened the door to playwriting, interested in investigative theatre, and has had a hand in devising a number of projects in her post-grad career. Drita is excited to be a part of an ongoing workshop residency at the La Jolla Playhouse for “Weatherman”, an original musical directed by Christopher Ashley, book by Doug Wright, and composition by David Clement. For more exciting news please see the “Coming Up” tab!

Drita is a Libra. She loves Patti Smith, Edith Piaf, and Frida Kahlo. She loves costuming her characters. She loves graphic novels. Once described by The New York Times as, "savagely brittle".  

"If mankind is the first order of life to reflect upon itself,
the theatre is its reflector."
-James Earl Jones