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Shana Cooper

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Shana Cooper is a company member at Woolly Mammoth in Washington, D.C., where her directing credits include The Nether and HIR by Taylor Mac. Other directing credits: The Taming of the Shrew (American Players); The Unfortunates (A.C.T.); American Night, Romeo and Juliet (Yale Rep); Straight White Men (Studio Theater); The Unfortunates (World Premiere), Julius Caesar, Love’s Labor’s Lost (Oregon Shakespeare); Venus In Fur (Seattle Rep, Arizona Theatre Company), The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (California Shakespeare); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Playmakers Rep); Camino Real (NYU MFA Program); Three Sisters (The Studio/New York); and The Whale Play, Twelfth Night Parking Lot Project (New Theater House). Shana was the Associate Artistic Director of the California Shakespeare Theater (2000-2004), and also a Cofounder of New Theater House with Yale School of Drama alumni (2008-present). Awards include: 2014 TCG Leadership U grant, 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, and G. Herbert Smith Presidential Scholarship. She is an Assistant Professor in the Theatre Department at Northwestern University. Visit
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