is an assistant professor at Northwestern University (Directing M.F.A. Program) and a Woolly Mammoth company member (Washington D.C.). Recent directing credits include Julius Caesar at Theatre For A New Audience, the world premiere of Barbara Hammond’s Terra Firma Off-Broadway with The Coop, and Paula Vogel’s Indecent at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Other directing credits include A.C.T., Yale Rep, Studio Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Rep, Cal Shakes, and Playmakers Rep. Artistic Leadership: Associate Artistic Director of Cal Shakes (2000-2004), Cofounder of New Theater House (2008-present). Awards: 2014 Leadership U Grant – Funded by The Melon Foundation and Administered by TCG, 2010 Princess Grace Award, Julian Milton Kaufman Memorial Prize in Directing (Yale School of Drama), Drama League Directing Fellowship. Upcoming: The Taming of the Shrew at The Old Globe.
MFA, Yale School of Drama. Visit www.shanacooper.com.