Shana Cooper

Shana Cooper

Director, The Unfortunates

In two seasons at OSF: Director, Love’s Labor’s Lost; assistant director: Macbeth, Equivocation. Phil Killian Directing Fellow. 

Other theatres: American Night, Romeo and Juliet (Yale Repertory Theatre); 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: Cofounded New Theater House with Yale School of Drama alumni; associate artistic director, California Shakespeare Theater (2000–2004). 

Awards: 2010 Princess Grace Award, Julian Milton Kaufman Memorial Prize in Directing (Yale School of Drama), Drama League Directing Fellow, TCG Observership Grant, G. Herbert Smith Presidential Scholarship. 

Education: MFA in directing, Yale School of Drama.