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Shana Cooper

By Wes Calkin

Shana Cooper’s (she/her/hers) directing credits include American Night, Romeo and Juliet (Yale Repertory Theatre); The Unfortunates (Oregon Shakespeare Festival + A.C.T.), Love’s Labor’s Lost (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Venus In Fur (Seattle Rep, Arizona Theatre Company), The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (California Shakespeare Theater); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Playmakers Rep); The Whale Play, Twelfth Night Parking Lot Project (New Theater House); The Ghost Sonata, Richard III (Yale School of Drama); Oklahoma (Hangar Theatre). 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, G. Herbert Smith Presidential Scholarship. MFA, Yale School of Drama. Upcoming projects include HIR at Woolly Mammoth and Julius Caesar at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.