Benita de Wit is an Australian director based in New York. She specializes in new plays and devised and multidisciplinary projects. Devised work includes the multilingual play: Undrown’d Seeking Asylum (Connelly Theater), Waves + Lines (Roulette), The Secret Society of Forbidden Literature (New York Public Library), Hereafter Institute (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and Perspectives from the Nepal Earthquake (Schapiro Theatre). Other directing credits include Salty (Access Theater/Lyra Theater), I.M.Lost (Theater for the New City), The Drowned World (SITI Studios), Stalker: The Musical (New York International Fringe), Private Lives (Columbia University) and The Bacchae (Miller Theatre). Assistant Directing credits include The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias (Playwright’s Realm, dir, Tyne Rafaeli), The Moors (Playwright's Realm, dir. Mike Donahue) and Comedy of Errors (Classic Stage Company, dir. Tyne Rafaeli).
Benita has developed new work at Barn Arts Residency, Voxfest (Dartmouth University), Exquisite Corpse Company, Lone Star Theatre Co, Undiscovered Countries, and Theatre for the New City. She has an MFA in Directing from Columbia University and BA in Performance Studies from the University of Sydney. She is a Dame Joan Sutherland Fellow, Ars Musica Australis Fellow, Ian Potter Cultural Trust Fellow and associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.