Shishir Kurup

Shishir Kurup

Director, The Happiest Song Plays Last

In two seasons at OSF: Director, Water by the Spoonful; Medea songs composer and lyricist, Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella

Other theatres: Regional: James McManus’ Love on San Pedro, Sarah Ruhl’s Demeter in the City, An Antigone Story, Tracy Young’s Candude, Everyman in the Mall (codirected with Bill Rauch) (Cornerstone Theater Company); The Good Person of New Haven (Long Wharf Theatre); Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella (Yale Repertory Theatre); The Two Noble Brothers (The Public Theater); As You Like It (Pasadena Playhouse); Touch the Water, Los Vecinos, Birthday of the Century, Central Avenue Chalk Circle, Making Paradise (lyricist, Cornerstone Theater Company). 

Other credits: Writer, On Caring for the Beast (Currican Theatre); Merchant on Venice (Lark Theatre); Merchant on Venice, The DNA Trail: Bolt from the Blue (Silk Road Rising). Resident composer/lyricist for Cornerstone Theater Company since 1994.

Film/TV: True Blood, NCIS, Coneheads, Bones, Lost, Heroes, Sleeper Cell, NYPD Blue, Monk, Alias, The West Wing

Awards: TIME/A.S.K. Award, Princess Grace Award, Kennedy Center Award, TCG/Alan Schneider Directing Award finalist, Herb Alpert Award nominee, L.A. Weekly Award, LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award nominee, Garland Awards, Drama-Logue Awards. 

Education: MFA, University of California, San Diego.