Shana Cooper - Director | About
Directing Credits: Upcoming Projects: Straight White Men (Studio Theatre), Julius Caesar (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), HIR (Woolly Mammoth).  Past directing credits include: The Nether (Woolly Mammoth); The Unfortunates (A.C.T. - SF); American Night, Romeo and Juliet (Yale Repertory Theatre); The Unfortunates (World Premiere Musical), Love’s Labor’s Lost (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Taming of the Shrew (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). Willamette Repertory Theatre, Sonoma Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater Student Company, Washington Shakespeare Festival, Amherst College, Willamette University (Guest Artist), Magic Theatre’s Young California Writer’s Project.  

Other credits: Woolly Mammoth Director-in-Residence (2014-present), Cofounded New Theater House with Yale School of Drama alumni; Associate Artistic Director, California Shakespeare Theater (2000–2004).

Awards: TCG Leadership U Grant funded by the Mellon foundation and administered by TCG, 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.

Education: MFA in directing, Yale School of Drama.

Agent: Abrams Artists, Charles Kopelman