Paul Bargetto is an international theater director and festival curator. He has lived and worked between New York City and numerous European countries including Poland, Romania, Germany, and Turkey for the past fifteen years. He founded the theater company East River Commedia in 1998 and the undergroundzero experimental theater festival in 2007. He created his workshop for actors, The Flying Sandbox, in 2004. In 2006 he helped to found the League of Independent Theater, an advocacy organization for independent theater in New York City. In 2011 he was invited to be a Producing Director in Residence with The Living Theatre. He holds an MFA from Columbia University in Directing and B.A. in Drama from San Francisco State University. In addition to his work in the theater, Paul is a passionate amateur photographer.