SHANA COOPER: Directing credits include: American Night, Romeo and Juliet (Yale Repertory Theatre); The Unfortunates (World Premiere Musical), Love's Labor's Lost (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Venus in Fur (Seattle Rep, Arizona Theatre Company); The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet (California Shakespeare Theater); Camino Real (New York University MFA Program); Three Sisters (The Studio/New York); A Lie of the Mind (American Conservatory Theater MFA Program); The Whale Play, Twelfth Night Parking Lot Project (New Theater House); The Ghost Sonata, Richard III (Yale School of Drama); Oklahoma (Hangar Theatre, associate director). Other theaters include Willamette Repertory Theatre, Sonoma Repertory Theatre, Washington Shakespeare Festival and the Magic Theatre’s Young California Writer’s project. Guest Artist: Amherst College, Willamette University.
Shana was the Associate Artistic Director of the California Shakespeare Theater (2000-2004), and also a Co-Founder of New Theater House with Yale School of Drama alumni (2008-present).
Awards include the 2010 Princess Grace Award, Julian Milton Kaufman Memorial Prize in Directing (Yale School of Drama), Drama League Directing Fellow, TCG Observership Grant, OSF Phil Killian Directing Fellow, G. Herbert Smith Presidential Scholarship. MFA, Yale School of Drama. Upcoming Projects include A Midsummer Night's Dream (California Shakespeare Theater and Playmakers Rep).