Shana Cooper’s directing credits include classics and new work across the country from New York (Julius Caesar at Theatre For A New Audience and the world premiere of Barbara Hammond’s Terra Firma Off-Broadway with The Coop) to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, most recently directing Paula Vogel’s Indecent. Other directing credits include regional productions at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Old Globe, American Conservatory Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Court Theatre in Chicago, Studio Theater, Seattle Rep, California Shakespeare Theater, and Playmakers Repertory Company.  Ms. Cooper is an assistant professor in Northwestern University’s Directing M.F.A. program where she serves as a faculty lead for The Rehearsal Dinner, NU’s Anti-Racism + DEI Initiative, a company member at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington D.C. and has served as Associate Artistic Director of Cal Shakes (2000 to 2004) and Co-Founder of New Theater House (2008 to present). She received a 2014 Leadership U Grant, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group; a 2010 Princess Grace Award; a Julian Milton Kaufman Memorial Prize from Yale School of Drama; and a Drama League Directing Fellowship. Ms. Cooper received her M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama. Upcoming projects include a new adaptation of The Odyssey by Kate Hamill, commissioned by A.R.T.